With $1 Million Price Tag, Crumbling Atlanta Landmark Gets a New Lease on Life
537 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta
Built in 1901 by the founder of Four Roses Distillery, the Rufus A. Rose House is a rare example of Victorian Atlanta. The City Hall of Atlanta describes its iconic façade: “Its beautifully carved front steps rise directly from the busy sidewalk in the fashion of pre-automobile Atlanta, and its tiny yard, shaded by a large elm that is original to the site, are a singular survivor from Peachtree's residential heyday.”
The home’s original beauty shines through decades of wear and tear.
Fortunately, the grand staircase’s intricate millwork appears to be intact.
Cased openings create clear boundaries between the rooms while still allowing the feel of an open floor plan.
The home’s original leaded windows and most of the fireplace mantles survived the neglect.
They don’t make tubs like this anymore!
Although some rooms fared worse than others, it’s clear that this century-old home has good, strong bones, which helped it to retain plenty of its original charm.
We’re excited to see what becomes of this old-world landmark!