Thursday, April 12, 2012

Atlanta's Only Twisted Chimney?

Is this Atlanta's only twisted chimney?

I don't think you can see this from the street even when the leaves are gone.

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I found myself in the house next door.

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I glanced out of the window to see this.

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I'll bet you can't guess where. But you are welcome to try. Hint: it's not a Buckhead mansion; it's not even a mansion.

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I couldn't get a good shot of the whole thing.

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I love the enthusiasm.

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But few will ever see it.

Do you know of other twisted chimneys?

20 comments:

  1. That is so interesting. The mason must have been a good fellow. I have never heard of twisted chimneys but did a google image search and some amazing ones showed up. Thanks for finding this one.

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  2. I'm thinking it's on McDonough St. in Oakhurst/Decatur

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    1. That is a great guess but no. Are you thinking the "Oakhurst Castle" on Fayetteville? It has everything but at twisted chimney.

      http://flic.kr/p/9tjbvd
      http://www.11alive.com/video/1514321343001/0/OPEN-HOUSE--A-home-fit-for-a-k

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  3. No, I was thinking on McDonough, just south of Agnes Scott. There's a house there built in just the last few years that has amazing brickwork.

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    1. Ah yes, structural masonry, with awesome slate roof. They did the brick before the framing. http://flic.kr/p/9oJU2q
      And he rocks chimneys: http://periodarchitecture.com

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  4. A friend of mine had an old house with a bent chimney, they were told it was to prevent witches from entering. I wonder if similar thoughts created this one.

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    1. Oh no, I guess that means the witches will come to my house. Tough call though: to get Santa I'll risk witches.

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  5. NEVER seen one. Thanks Terry.

    Pair of twisted brick columns holding a church sign on Hog Mountain Road. Not quite as 'polished' as this fireplace chimney.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

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  6. These aren't chimneys but they are twisted. Find them at Emory on Clifton Rd. Grace Crum Rollins Building http://flic.kr/p/7zgZrJ

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  7. I know of a different home in Candler Park with a twisted chimney.

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  8. How interesting. When do you think this house was built?

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  9. I have to know where these are!

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  10. I think this website will be very helpful for architecture students
    http://archidumdum.com/

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  11. Whoa! What a remarkable craft! This twisted chimney serves like the crowning glory of this house. The man behind this must be very passionate in his crafts.

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  12. This is a unique style, my first time to see this. I think the owner must be particular with the details of his house, the way he manage to see the outcome of his entire house.

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  13. The whole house can be used in the movie, Alice in Wonderland Part II (if there will be any, hehe). The chimney can be imagined as one of the doors to another dimension. It’s definitely the main attraction of the house! This “twisted” idea of the man behind this is working… it’s astonishingly beautiful. I also noticed how the bricks used for the house’s exterior are still maintained in their best condition.

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  14. Whoa! That’s so cool! It reminds me of “Alice in Wonderland” for some reason. You have to wonder how old that house is, including the chimney.

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  15. The structure of the chimney is so complex, but overall, it’s perfectly remarkable! The slate roof, by the way, is also noticeable! It blends well with the red brick used on the chimney and the wall. This house probably standouts in the neighborhood because of that chimney, which is rightly paired with the slate roof.

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