W2-Studio to Redo Stanley Marcus House

I'm happy to learn that talented, but under-the-radar architectural firm W2-Studio has been hired to do an historic restoration of the former Stanley Marcus house. The house has been the center of controversy lately, because owners Mark and Patty Lovvorn, who've lived there since 1994, wanted to tear it down. Mid-September, the house was given historic status by the city, which prevents its demolition and also requires a carefully planned, sensitive restoration. The Lovvorns hired W2-Studio architect Ryan Williams within hours of the city's formal announcement of historic status. Ryan tells me he's excited about working on the house, an early International style design built in 1938 by Roscoe Dewitt. Stay posted for periodic updates on the house's progress, with snapshots.