The year: 1891
The architect: George F Barber
The plan book: “Cottage Souvenir Number 2, A Repository of Artistic Cottage Architecture and Miscellaneous Designs.”
Welcome to “Callalyn,” a literal interpretation of a late 19th century, “spindlework” Queen Anne Victorian plan from the famed architect who became one of the most successful home designers in the United States though his mail order blueprint business.
Featured on HGTV’s “Dreambuilders” and “What’s With That House,” Callalyn was actually finished in 2001 with a combination of old and new pieces. The mantel in the front parlor is from the 1920’s; all the doors downstairs are antiques from different periods and hail from as far away as North Carolina and as close as Lakewood Fairgrounds; and the “witch’s hat” roof on the turret was made by the owners at their house in Lawrenceville on their back deck before the actual construction of the home started in 2000.
As you enter Callalyn’s foyer, you’ll see the Bradbury & Bradbury wall & ceiling papers, typical of a fine home from this period. Be sure to look up when you enter the dining room to see the owner's plaster medallion – a piece they spent years creating before finally putting it up – which was featured over a decade ago in Fine Home Building magazine. You'll also notice inlaid hardwood floors, a meticulously-crafted Victorian 2-switch staircase, custom stained glass in the two turret sitting areas, and an abundance of woodwork detail that harkens back to the Victorian era. Many of the light fixtures throughout the home were also created by the owners using new and antique components.
The home sits on a solid, poured concrete foundation which includes a basement area with a storage room, large workshop and three-car garage.
For more information on this unique property, contact:
Rob Smith, REALTOR / Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta
The APS school line-up for this property is the prestigious Parkside Elementary School, which feeds into King Middle School as well as Maynard H Jackson High School, which offers the International Baccalaureate program and which reported the highest graduation rate of any Atlanta area public high school for the 2017-2018 school year. Plus, there's Wesley International Academy (with a full-immersion Mandarin program) is just down the street and open to any elementary-aged student living within the city limits of Atlanta. This property also lies within the tier 1 section zone for Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, with its elementary campus in Grant Park and middle school campus in neighboring Ormewood Park.
Leave the car at home and set out on foot to do some quick shopping just a block away at the weekly Grant Park Farmer's Market located at the Milledge Fountain, or walk around the corner to Dakota Blue, Grant Central Pizza, Grant Park Coffeehouse or Mediteranea. Just over I-20, all your local grocery shopping needs are met at Grant Park Market, pick up a bag of mulch next door at Shep's Ace Hardware, or grab some curbside grub from any restaurant with a 5-block radius at places like Six Feet Under, Little Tart Bakeshop, Gather, Full Commission, Firepit Pizza, Carroll Street Cafe, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Petit Chou, Wonderkid, Augustines, Agave, Republic Social House or Ziba's Bistro.
In recent months, the adjoining neighborhoods of Grant Park, Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown, and north Ormewood Park have been transformed into a new intown epicenter. Close-by developments include the Larkin in Grant Park, Alta Dairies in Reynoldstown, and Madison Yards in Reynoldstown which features the Lucky and Lady Pet Spa, Orangetheory fitness, a Publix and AMC Theatre complex. And just a few blocks the south of the home, The Beacon complex next to the south leg of the Beltline has brought forth dining establishments like Patria Cocina, Buteco Coffeehouse, Hoto Hoto Ramen and Cardinal.
Positioned perfectly just half a mile south of the the I-20 corridor at the Boulevard / Zoo Atlanta entrance and exit ramps, your morning commute to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is a predictable 10- to 15-minute door-to-door rideshare trip against traffic. Grady Memorial Hospital is a five-minute drive, while Emory University Hospital Midtown is just 10 minutes away and Piedmont Hospital is 15 minutes away. Prefer taking Marta? The King Memorial Marta Train Station is just a 9 minute walk up the street.
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