A Neo-Georgian Buckhead mansion designed by one of the most prestigious residential architects in Atlanta history just hit the market for $5.1 million.
The restored dwelling and guesthouse designed by Neel Reid (1885-1926) were erected the same year he died an untimely death, having suffered a brain tumor.
The home has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two half bathrooms.
The listing boasts of high ceilings, oversized windows, and "tremendous" natural light — and it’s hard to argue with any of that.
It’s nestled on two acres of property — "on a gently rising knoll surrounded by mature hardwoods," which sounds so nice — and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a mounted rectangular plaque on exterior bricks to prove it.
A separate guesthouse in the back has an additional bedroom. Plus, there’s a four-car garage and a beautiful pool surrounded by "stunning boxwoods" — lush, green shrubbery.
Back in the day, being the owner of a Neel Reid house was a mark of status, according to the Georgia Encyclopedia: "Owning a Neel Reid house, with its refinement of style was thought to be a mark of taste and social acceptability."
It carries some weight these days, too.
- 2922 Andrews Drive NW [Beacham & Co.]