Tuesday, December 12

Interesting homes in Atlanta area?

The Atlanta White House, located at 3687 Briarcliff Road

Here's a question posed to a fellow blogger (hi Wendy!) by someone from HGTV. What interesting homes in the Atlanta area might be good fodder for an episode of "What's With That House"? Now that I've been asked, I'm genuinely curious. The Atlanta White House (see Andisheh's article at Creative Loafing) is an obvious answer. Any other suggestions?

Here's the partial text of the e-mail from HGTV:

I am particularly looking for any interesting homes in the Atlanta Georgia and surrounding areas. Anything painted different, interesting architecture, a house with a theme, etc. - something that stands out. If you might know of any others, it would be a great help.

So, local folks, got any suggestions?


Blogger Paulie said...

I've always wanted to know the deal with the house(?) near the MLK Memorial on Freedom Parkway

1:09 PM

Blogger Rich said...

I can't think of that one off-hand. Hmm.

I guess I don't drive that far down Freedom Pkwy very often.

1:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out a house on the right near the dead end of Harold Ave. (off McClendon) in Lake Claire. It is a round silo-shaped house with a bridge connecting it to the street.

2:42 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

There's a house around the way from me that has a purple and (no kidding) gravel castle's turret built into the front of it. Not suprisigly, every house around it is up for sale

3:21 PM

Blogger Rich said...

I'm curious what Howard Finster's place looks like these days. I don't know, but I'm guessing nobody lives there.

3:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a mini castle on Briarcliff between Clarimont and Shallowford. It's complete with turrets, and it might even have a cannon.

4:06 PM

Blogger LouiseJanelle said...

Hello. Thank you Wendy for this wonderful post. My name is Ms. Clauson and I am working on the television program listed above ("What's With That House?"). Thank all of you for your comments too!

Does anyone know the exact address of the silo-house or mini-castle? It would be most helpful.

THANKS AGAIN. I look forward to seeing what new ideas come forth.

6:54 PM

Blogger Rich said...

This castle outside of town looks interesting. It's in Alpharetta according to the info on the site.

Or this place. It's at 191 Degress Avenue, Atlanta. Looks like that's in Inman Park. Anybody seen that place? Looks awesome. Here are some photos of the inside.

7:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The purple house with the turret is on Stovall road, right off of Glenwood. He just erected a big purple wall in the front. We are waiting for the moot.

9:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG - Rich I pulled up the comments to tell you about the crazy castle near my home - it's literally a couple of minutes from here (in Alpharetta)- when I noticed you had mentioned it. They have character sculptures on the posts and a swimming pool moat surrounding it. We always include a drive-by for all of our out-of-town visitors - unbelievable. I think it would be an excellent choice. Let me know if you need additional info.

2:18 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Jeez, I'm gonna have to see this place for myself sometime. That sounds a little nutty.

Word verification: boypuo

I believe that may be an insult of some sort.

2:28 PM

Blogger LouiseJanelle said...

Fabulous! Thank you all for your help. I was able to speak with the owner on Degress Avenue- is this the same as the Alpharetta castle you speak of? I didn't see a mote in any of the photos...

Thanks again.

2:32 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Louise, it's not the same place. The Degress Ave. home is right in town, and the place with the moat is in the 'burbs (in Alpharetta -- maybe 20-30 mins out of town? I'm not sure). They're different places. If you click on the my links a few comments up, the first one goes to the place in Alpharetta, with a picture and lots of info about the location and owners.

2:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe these are too pedestrian but we have some amazing historic victorians. Here's a picture of the best in Inman Park, on Euclid. This one has been restored beautifully inside and out.

Actually Euclid has a few interesting houses, including one with massive columns in front where Asa Candler kept the formula for Coke for decades.

12:59 PM


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