Peculiar massing, but handsome none the less. Clearly, the interior arrangement was given more consideration than the exterior. Perhaps this is an early 20th century remodeling of a 19th century house? I am sure there is a rich history here. Very interesting!
Stately love the dental molding....very pronounced even from the street so I can imagine close up. The dormers feel oddly misplaced or off balance but it could just be the angle of the shot..beautiful nonetheless!
Yes, the house is quirky - that's why I like it. If every house was perfect and symmetrical, it would be boring. I like when a house is a little off, but it still works. You notice this one from the street and the lot and the way the house is situated is stunning.
John - Druid Hills was conceived by Joel Hurt in the early 1890's and planning began officially in 1893. Frederick Law Olmsted was in on the initial planning. Development of the lots did not really begin until 1907, so I am inclined to believe that the house is original to the neighborhood. I will try to find out from the Atlanta History Center. Terry - do you know anything about the house?
Oh it's gorgeous and the setting is fabulous!!
I can tell that there was artistic sensitivity in the site layout from the sightlines achieved in your photos from the street. And I whole heartily agree that too much of the same in architecture is dull indeed. But I can't help but think there is more to this story. I love your picks!
I think a trip to the Atlanta History Center is in order. I love looking at the original plats! I will do a follow up post if I can figure out more about the house...detective work. :)
It has such a mysterious look about it...like an old movie set...
Wright Marshall is the man who knows or knows who knows. It was the 'in' place for the gentry until Buckhead. All the architects of the era did homes here. A house museum, the lots are small enough that you can see them, they don't hide on estate lots.
Gorgeous home. I'd love to seen it in all seasons,Mary Ann
I love these posts! This home is gorgeous, an old American classic.-David-
Thanks for your post on this house. Whenever I work in Atlanta, I love to drive around and look at the old homes. I love to imagine their history and who lived there.Thanks for sharing, your blog is lovely!Amy