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The Historic Home, Studio, and Gallery of Artist Adelia Armstrong Lutz

The Beginning

Westwood was completed in 1890 by the Baumann Brothers, Knoxville’s first architectural firm, and is an impressive Queen Anne style home that offers hints of Richardson Romanesque design. It was the residence and studio of artist Adelia Armstrong Lutz (1859- 1931) and her husband John Lutz, and it remained in the Lutz family until 2009.

The Restoration

In 2013, the Aslan Foundation graciously donated Historic Westwood to Knox Heritage after purchasing it from a fourth generation family member. Generous Knox Heritage supporters raised over $1 million to restore and renovate the property.


In 2022, the National Trust for Historic Preservation inducted Historic Westwood into their prestigious Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program. Only 55 homes in the U.S. have received this distinction and Historic Westwood is the only home in the state of Tennessee to be recognized by HAHS. Historic Westwood is also one of the seven landmarks included in the Historic House Museums of Knoxville.

Historic Westwood is a member of Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Historic Westwood is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.