Atlanta’s historic Ansley Park neighborhood, known for its winding streets, beautiful parks and stunning architecture, kicks off its tour of homes this weekend. Developed in 1904, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s first suburban neighborhoods and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ansley Park Neighborhood Entrance Marker This year’s tour will celebrate J. Neel Reid (1885-1926), one of the South’s premier architects. Reid played an instrumental role in the design and development of many Ansley Park residences. Six single-family homes and two condominium buildings designed by Reid will be featured on the tour. Showcased on the tour will be unit #3 at One South Prado. This is where Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, lived the last 10 years of her life. Legend has it that Mitchell ordered the original manuscript for Gone with the Wind burned in the boiler room of One South Prado upon her death. The Ansley Park Tour of Homes will kickoff with a party on Friday, October 1, at the Piedmont Driving Club. Tickets are $125 per person. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a tour of the Driving club, a viewing of Ansley Park home portraits by artist Gilbert Young and a chance to meet William R. Mitchell, Jr., author of the book J. Neel Reid Architect of Hentz, Reid & Adler. The Tour of Homes will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the Tour. In addition to the Tour of Homes, “A Cultural Landscape Tour,” will be directed by landscape architect, Spencer Tunnell, a key principal in the restoration of the Olmsted Parks in Atlanta’s...
This month's Buckhead neighborhood profile is Brookwood Hills. Developed in the early 1920s, historic Brookwood Hills is located near the dividing line between Buckhead and Midtown, just north of the "Brookwood Split". Like many of the neighborhoods in this area, The Battle of Peachtree Creek occurred on part of the grounds of Brookwood Hills. The area was later named after the estate of Joseph and Emma Thompson, known as "Brookwood", which was located near where Brookwood Station is today.
The developers hired engineer O.F. Kauffman, who had previously worked with Frederick Law Olmsted in the design of an earlier Intown Atlanta neighborhood; Druid Hills. Olmsted preferred wide, wandering, curvy roads versus the more planned grid layout of some neighborhoods. Olmsted's influence can be seen in other area neighborhoods including Ansley Park, and Morningside in Intown Atlanta as well as Garden Hills and ...
This month, we're featuring with the Intown Atlanta neighborhood of Morningside/Lenox Park, most commonly referred to as "Mornginside".
Morningside is one of Intown Atlanta's most beautiful neighborhoods with curving tree-lined roads, multiple parks and well-kept homes. The neighborhood is highly-sought after not only for it's beauty and convenient location, but also for it's school district. Most childern in Morningside go to Moringside Elementary, an award-winning public school.
The homes in Morningside are bursting with character, with a various styles represented. The neighborhood boasts one of the city's largest collections of Tudor Revival style homes (along with Druid Hills), as well as numerous Spanish and Mediterranean style homes. In addition to the large number of 1920s to 1940s homes, Morningside also has some stunning Contemporary homes, and mid-century ranches, the latter of which are common in the Johnson Estates and Noble Park areas.
As of this writing, there are currently 86 single-family homes active on the market in Morningside. Prices range from a low in the $200s to a high around $2 million, with an average in the high $700s. Last year 105 single-family homes sold with an average sale price in the $600s. For more detailed information and...