Not every house on the market gets its own videos, website and blog featuring posts describing individual rooms and how to entertain there, but this classic four-bedroom Ansley Park home designed by noted Georgia architect Neel Reid (see also, this Clifton Road property) isn't every house. The 17 Inman Circle home has had only five owners during its 97-year history. And now it's looking for the sixth. The current owner of the Colonial Revival-style house, a designer, made some changes during her stay, but none that affect the refined sophistication of the design.
The original kitchen had been transformed into a dark den at some point during the 1950s; at the same time, the butler's pantry was turned into a galley-style kitchen that was too small for the kind of gourmet cooking that appealed to the current owner. She returned the kitchen to its original location, adding gleaming white French porcelain tile to the kitchen walls, Select White Georgia maple counters and stainless-steel commercial-quality appliances to make it less gloomy. The heart pine flooring is original. The butler's pantry was reverted to its original purpose with a large sink, second dishwasher and storage areas for tableware and linens. A kitchen pantry was added just off the kitchen, serving as both a mudroom off the backdoor and a storage area for dry goods and refrigerated foods (there's a second fridge back there).
Many Neel Reid signature details can be seen throughout the house: a columned vestibule, wide hallways, barrel-vaulted ceilings and a striking staircase with an open banister. The Bohemian crystal chandelier over the stairs is original to the house and was installed in 1917. Even the carriage house is something to see, with antique milk glass tiles, bath fittings and French doors. For $1,995,000, lucky owner number six will also be able to walk to Piedmont Park, Woodruff Arts Center and MARTA in about 10 minutes.
· 17 Inman Circle [website]