With $1 Million Price Tag, Crumbling Atlanta Landmark Gets a New Lease on Life
After years spent sitting vacant, Atlanta’s historic Rufus A. Rose House is finally getting a chance at a new lease on life.
The fate of the crumbling 118-year-old home—one of just two Victorian mansions remaining on Peachtree Street—has been a source of speculation since plans to convert it into an arts space fell through in 2015. But this week, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 7,122-square-foot Queen Anne surprised everyone when it reappeared on the market for a cool $1 million.
There’s no denying that this former beauty needs a whole lot of work, which is why Historic Atlanta Inc. has offered to assist in any efforts to claim historic tax credits, which will no doubt be vital to its rehabilitation. Keep in mind that the home’s status as a historical landmark—a distinction it has held for decades—means that it cannot be demolished or have any of its character-defining features removed, and all changes must be reviewed and approved by Atlanta Urban Design Commission.
So, put your hard hat on and join us for a tour!