Monday, November 15, 2010

House of the Week

This beautiful house was built in 1923 for Isaac S. Hopkins, an Atlanta attorney, and the architect was Owen James Southwell, who with Henry Hornbostel designed many of the buildings on the Emory campus. It is located in one of the prettiest areas of Atlanta and interestingly, the marble columns, cast iron and some other architectural features were salvaged from the John James house, which served as the Governor's mansion from 1873-1920. The John James house was torn down in 1923 to make way for the Henry Grady hotel and is currently the site of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

John James house - Governor's Mansion from 1870-1923

above three images are from the real estate listing page

above four images from the listing

The house was in Southern Accents in 2005. Interior Design by Kimberly O'Roark (click on the images to enlarge the pictures).

The house is for sale - to find out more information and see additional photos click the listing here.

Unless otherwise specified, images by Whitehaven.


  1. What a unique house in both plan and elevation! Although I would have preferred an altogether different portico facing the street and the effect given to visually heighten the upstairs windows seems totally unnecessary, I applaud the efforts to avoid cookie-cutter suburban massing. Thanks for another wonderful post.

  2. This one is particularly unique even for Druid Hills. It's a notch higher: more formal in shape and detail. Always seemed "delicate" to me.