Update: Robert Wilonsky took this story and did his magic, finding out that, are you ready, the designer who is painting this church blue is Gary Riggs! Thanks to Pete Peabody for alerting me this morning! Dialing up Gary right now…
OK, I get it. It’s not really a church, it’s an office building, but BLUE?
This is 2700 Fairmount, The Church of Fairmont. According to the off-market listing, it’s a 1910 church building that has been “creatively and effectively renovated into tasteful, eclectic office space. Additional parking across the street at 2518 Mahon Street included.”
It’s zoned PD9, which allows for a variety of retail & office uses, and is within walking distance to The Crescent, McKinney Avenue retail, many restaurants in the Turtle Creek / Cedar Springs area.
Talked to one of the tenants, who is moving out this week. He says it hasn’t been the best kept up building. But there are new owners who are sprucing it up, washing the sandstone surrounding the windows, maybe re-painting the windows (GULP!), improving the landscaping. They have tried a whole lot of colors on a back wall before settling on this color.
But why even paint it?