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Mystery Behind Palatial Antebellum Roswell Estate Solved!

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[All images via FrontDoor Communities.]

In early 2012, a mysterious historic estate was listed for sale in Roswell. While details were scant on the actual home's history, the 16-acre estate — with a centerpiece residence built in 1857 — came on the market for a staggering $8.75 million. Because the price point was high for a single home (especially back then), and the land was prime for subdividing, it seemed like the historic home had the potential to be lost to a new subdivision. Now, with the addition of 40 new homes surrounding it, the Goulding House still stands as the centerpiece of a community, and is itself back on the market after being lovingly restored.

Listed for a hair shy of $1.5 million, the historic Goulding home — built by the inventor of the sewing machine — has been renovated over the last few years and features five bedrooms and five bathrooms. With space to spare at nearly 7,000 square feet, the home embraces its historic roots but has been updated with a bevy of modern conveniences.

While the development's showstopper is undoubtedly this Antebellum abode, the new properties don't necessarily come cheap. All 40 homes are more than 3,000 square feet and feature amenities like stone countertops, hardwood floors and soaring ceilings, all in a park-like setting just off Canton Street. According to developer FrontDoor Communities, only four of the project's 13 single-family homes remain available and are moving for just under $1 million apiece. For more budget-conscious suburban homebuyers, 27 townhomes are still available and range in price from the mid-$700,000s to mid-$800,000s. So affordable.

· Goulding Community [FrontDoor Communities]
· $8.75 Million? The Mysteries of a Historic Roswell Estate [Curbed Atlanta]