Not every addition to Midtown’s built environment involves towering stacks of glass.

An adaptive-reuse project tracked on these pages for two years has recently wrapped at 1100 West Peachtree Street with the debut of Pasta da Pulcinella in its new—but still boldly yellow—Midtown home.

The formerly vacant, 1924 bungalow had most recently served as offices. Today it features a large new patio for the Northern Italian cuisine restaurant overlooking West Peachtree Street, two bars, a pizza oven, and private event space.

Next year will mark Pasta da Pulcinella’s 30th year in business in Midtown, now in its third home.

Pasta da Pulcinella's new 1100 West Peachtree Street location is a low-rise anomaly among so many glassy new Midtown towers. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

The restauranteurs bought the former house—described by the Midtown Development Review Committee as “stately” and “one of the last remaining vestiges from Midtown’s early days”—in early 2021, after it had come to market in 2019. Records indicate a company called PDP Consulting Group paid $2.27 million for the .23-acre property.

Pasta da Pulcinella was formerly housed in a quaint, yellow 1930s bungalow at 1123 Peachtree Walk, a couple of blocks east of its current home, where it had relocated from an original location on Peachtree Street.

The previous location has since been razed as part of demolition work for the second phase of Selig Development’s 1105 West Peachtree development, Midtown Exchange.

Now sandwiched between 23-story SkyHouse Midtown and Northside Hospital’s 12-story medical office building, the two-story, 5,500-square-foot house on West Peachtree had been converted to offices years ago. Its fate was cast into question in 2019 when former tenants cleared out, and marketing materials stressed redevelopment opportunities.

Where patio seating was added along West Peachtree Street. The restaurant debuted in its new Midtown location in late April. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

JLL Capital Markets reps told Urbanize Atlanta in 2021 the home was not protected by historic designations. But the property’s seller, Novare Group, had two major requirements for any potential buyer: They could not be residential developers, and anything that replaced the old house could not climb higher than 50 feet.

Have a closer look at the transformed bungalow in the gallery above. No reservations required.


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