Lewis Crook, Architect

Crook Residences in Central Buckhead

This collection of Ivey & Crook's residences are in the heart of Buckhead: roughly between West Wesley Road and West Paces Ferry Road.

Map of Central Buckhead

3340 Chatham Road
Job #569, built for Kiser A. Stephenson in 1952, but proudly owned now by Anne Morgan Moore. Very representative of Crook's style is the open entrance hall that allows one to see from the front door all the way through to the rear of the house. I especially like the greek frets in the living room, another Crook trademark. The exterior gardens were also integral to the overall plan for the home. These photographs were taken by Bard Wrisley and are from an article Bill Mitchell wrote for Southern Homes magazine in 1989 describing Moore's quest to own a Crook-designed home.
2730 Habersham Road
Job #276, commissioned by Otis A. Barge in 1932. This beautiful home sits atop a hill on the northwest corner of Habersham and West Wesley.
2801 Andrews Drive
Job #220 included significant alterations for Dr. William Milas Dunn in 1929. This house has quite a history, and it's considered a Landmark Building by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. The original house was more of a "country cottage": it was built in 1910 by an unknown architect. After the Dunns purchased the home, Ivey & Crook were commissioned to enlarge the house and re-orient it toward Andrews Drive and the newly developed, affluent Peachtree Heights Park subdivision. The alterations resulted in a more formal home suitable for entertaining. The rear of the home (facing Peachtree Road) used to be the front.
2915 Andrews Drive
Job #555, built for Marcus M. Emmert in 1950. One of two elegant, Crook designs within a stone's throw of one another, each of the classic Greek Revival style.
2959 Andrews Drive
Job #563, built for Fred W. Patterson in 1951. Seems as if Mr. Patterson was impressed with his neighbor Mr. Emmert's home. The house is now owned by Dr. K. Douglas Smith.
2930 Howell Mill Road
Job #355, designed for I.W. Tull in 1938. It is difficult to see this house from Howell Mill Road, located on the west side of the street just south of Trinity Presbyterian Church (another Crook design!), and that's a shame, given the elegant simplicity of its front entrance.
2973 Habersham Road
Job #141: This tudor home was built for Joel Chandler Harris Jr. in 1925 They appeared to be in the middle of some yard work when we stopped by. The house sits on the east side of Habersham, just a few houses north of Argonne. Note the neatly stacked rocks that provide the foundation for the front yard.
2953 Habersham Road
Job #178, built for Hugh H. Ellison in 1927. A wonderful example of Buck's versatility, this Italian Renaissance design sits on the east side of Habersham, just north of Argonne.
3081 West Pine Valley Road
Job #334, built for Dr. Mark P. Pentecost in 1937, located just south of Arden Road between West Paces Ferry and Northside Drive.
220 West Andrews Drive
Job #211, built for Percy R. Baker in 1928, another fine example of the tudor-style home.
27 West Andrews Drive
Job #197, for A. Rhodes Perdue in 1928. The street numbers on West Andrews Drive appear to be, if not arbitrary, at least subject to the owners' whim: this home is located on the east side (yes, there's a west side, but there's also a north side and a south side!!) of the road, south of West Paces Ferry Road.
3330 West Andrews Drive
Job #669, for Mrs. J.H. Starr in 1961, located on West Andrews, north of West Paces Ferry Road. The current owner has requested that I not publish a photograph of this home.

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