Moving Day is fast approaching for the historic Randolph-Lucas House, recently saved by two men who will move the mansion to Ansley Park to make it their new home.
In May, NewTown Partners founders Christopher Jones and Roger Smith
agreed to help move the home, which was scheduled for demolition, by the 2500 Peachtree Condominiums that sit directly behind it. Jones
and Smith will use the home as their primary residence and have agreed
to donate a preservation façade easement to the Georgia Trust for
Historic Preservation, ensuring that the house can never be torn down
and that all future exterior changes or additions follow preservation
The home will be horizontally split above the first floor, lifted by cranes and then transported on flatbeds during the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 21.
Every piece of the home, except the kitchen, will be completely renovated and moved to the new location at 78 Peachtree Circle, about two miles away. The kitchen will be updated to a more modern one, but will still complement the home, according to HGTV Front Door.
Jones said the cost to move the utilities alone "almost broke the bank," but they were able to negotiate those prices.
Utility lines will need to be moved temporarily as well.