I made a plan: Win the lottery, buy it, move in by Thanksgiving, invite the extended family over for a long Christmas holiday.
I don't get to do this. Jim Getzinger invited me to caravan 15 Inman Circle in Atlanta's Ansley Park today. It's a 1904'er on 1/3 acre. If you aren't from Atlanta: This is as good as it gets this close to the city. It's a block from the High Museum and more.
They don't know who designed it. Ward Seymour & Associates "did a down to the studs renovation with the highest level of finishes revealing an authentic period total restoration."
Then Kemp Mooney added an indoor pool outback, (understatement).
It's livable and lived in, neither stuffy, nor precious. It looks like 1904, gently nudged and tweaked for modern living. We'll still love it in 2104.
The foyer alone was enough for me. It is three stories tall and a show off.
But it dosn't say, "Look how tall I am you puny human."
It says, "I'm here to make you feel important."
Here's the front door from the inside.
There's a Greek temple up there. The entablature atop the columns is massive, to my eyes just the right size for the space and the house. It "feels" like it's safely supporting the house. Was it like this in 1904?
From the balcony, you can see 3 stories of stained glass windows that bring light into the center of the house. The entablature becomes the massive cornice. (I welcome corrections on these architecture terms.)
This is the window that's way up there. Is the one white circle a repair?
The background and sunlight provide the color in the lower windows. You can kind-of see out.
A 10 second tour:
Here's what you do when you walk in.
One more thing.
A shower stool really warms up the tile.
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