Tuxedo Park has evolved over more than 50 years from woodland and farms through magnificent summer estates to one of Buckhead’s most prestigious neighborhoods.
The styles of architecture in the Tuxedo Park Historic District include those of English, French, and Mediterranean influence to Colonial Revival. This diversity is integrated by the landscape design–most of which is English or naturalistic in treatment. Whether designed by architect or gardener, lawns are broad and abundant with hardwoods, pine and flowering trees, shrubs, flower gardens and walks, all informally arranged. There are some exceptions: grounds of the various villas are planted more formally than those of the Tudor or Georgian styled homes.
Those persons who originally built in the Tuxedo Park Historic District were Atlanta’s “movers and shakers” — from Hardy Pace, pioneer settler and ferry operator, to second generation property owners like Robert W. Woodruff, the Coca-Cola magnate who purchased the Georgian estate Charles H. King built in the 1930s on Tuxedo Road. The list of residents reads like a list of “Who’s Who in Atlanta.” Members of some of the original families still live in the same homes or in the area.
Tuxedo Park remains an outstanding neighborhood of grand homes and picturesque landscaping.