The guy who once lived here was kind of a big deal. In addition to developing Atlanta's first skyscraper and streetcar system, Joel Hurt designed Inman Park — the city's first "suburb" — and chose to put down roots here himself. Enter: this 1904 spread, designed by noted architect Walter Downing. The Hurt Mansion is 7,126 square feet of tiger-oak woodwork and grandiose chandeliers just begging for gussied-up soirees. The mansion has nine fireplaces, a lavish (but very public) swimming pool, a two-bedroom carriage house and a few vintage surprises like secret compartments. Much of the house is dated, and the kitchen could be original (not really). There's a tin ceiling that's funky in the right way, but the Turtle Wax-green carpeting upstairs is not. Still, $1.9 million seems a reasonable ask for such a prestigious address, even if expensive upgrades are in order. Records indicate the property last sold for $140,000 back in 1979, when Inman Park was a far less glamorous locale.
· 167 Elizabeth St. NE [Estately]
· Recent Inman Park coverage and discussion [Curbed Atlanta]