Thursday, September 1, 2011

Where is the highest new house in Atlanta, can you guess?

This little house is gone now. They are building a new one. At At 1037 feet above sea level I believe this is the highest new house in Atlanta. And only a handful of Atlanta houses, old or new are higher.

It's going to be a remarkable house. Though not yet complete, it's already on the market and I will blog it.

For now I'll give you a hint from the rooftop deck on a very hazy summer day.

The highest new house in Atlanta is on a ridge-top, poking its roof into Atlanta's famous green canopy. You can see an intervening ridge here. The distant buildings sit on a 3rd prominent Atlanta ridgeline.

Here are some approximate hints thanks to Google Earth.

1081: Peachtree at Ellis Street (former Davison's department store)
1075: Sisters Chapel, Spellman college
1060: Oakland Cemetery
1055: Kirkwood School (now condo) on Kirkwood Ave
1052: Moreland at I-20 1052 Battle of Atlanta
State Capital
Old Dekalb County Courthouse, Decatur
1042: Old Roosevelt HS, Grant Park
1041: Mt Paron at E. Conway 1041
1041: Mt. Vernon Rd west of Ashford Dunwoody
1037: Highest new house in Atlanta?
1031: Carter Center
1030: Ticketing / Baggage claim road at Airport
1022: Fox Theater
Houston Mill, highest point near Emory and what a view
1017: Peachtree at Piedmont

1007: Loring Hieghts self storage
1005: Peachtree at Paces Ferry 1005
991 Governor's Mansion
961: White Provision (but what a view)

955: Atlanta Botanical Garden's Great Lawn
Ponce de Leon at the old Sears Building
Architecture Tourist World HQ
778: Peachtree Road at Peachtree Creek

Not in the city limits:
: Kennesaw Mountain
1686: Stone Mountain


  1. Ooh ooh, I know! They're my next-street-over neighbor. Amazing looking house. Probably just barely higher than my next door neighbor's rooftop deck in the trees though. You want some unique architecture, check out the treehouse at Amsterdam & N Highland. A 35-year work in progress, all by hand. Essentially an art project, pretty wild.
    -Elizabeth @elizabeth_cw

  2. Oh, don't tell. I've given up on seeing the "tree-house" completed but what a view it must have. The alley behind it is about 1010.

  3. very interesting--don't you just love Google Earth?

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