Swiping through photos of this small-scale castle in Buckhead, it’s easy to feel envious of the homeowner who can afford such a stunning dwelling, even for those who oppose classical style.
Built in 1997 and billed as the "mini-Biltmore of Buckhead," the residence at 542 Argonne Drive in the Arden/Habersham neighborhood has six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and 6,882 square feet.
It occupies a piece of fenced-in property bigger than a football field.
Inside and out, the manor brims with sumptuous touches. Prime examples: a two-story, oak-paneled library with spiral staircase; antique chimney caps designed to resemble chess pieces; a century-old balustrade taken from a historic estate in Philadelphia; and solid walnut interior doors salvaged from an embassy in Washington DC.
So the antithesis of Home Depot, basically.
It also features five fireplaces, two laundry rooms, a built-in whole-home stereo system, and an in-law/nanny suite with separate entrance. A bluestone patio out back has a built-in gas grill and its own stereo system as well as a stunningly beautiful heated saltwater pool.
All of the above (and a feeling of triumph) for $2 million.
- 542 Argonne Drive [Hirsh Real Estate]