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In Sandy Springs, rare remaining 1920s estate on Roswell Road for sale

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Belle Manor, dating back nearly 100 years, sits in the path of development

Four two-story white columns frame a large front porch on a white Greek Revival House.
The Greek Revival mansion.
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Roswell Road, stretching from its southern terminus at Buckhead Triangle, through Sandy Springs, and across the Chattahoochee River, is dominated by midcentury strip malls, garden-style apartments, and now mixed-use developments.

Overall, very few vestiges remain from the road’s early days as little more than a trail from the City of Atlanta to the far-out community of Roswell. Now, there’s a chance to snag one of those few remnants of yesteryear: Belle Manor, a circa-1920 Greek Revival mansion.

Listed for nearly $2.2 million, the 7,200-square-foot home packs quite an Old South punch.

The exterior is largely intact, with soaring two-story columns and a wide front porch, evoking images of long-gone residential styles, at least in the city. However, inside, the home has seen substantial modifications, thanks in large part to its conversion to law offices at some point along the way.

Still, original details can be found, with beautiful hardwood floors and brick fireplaces scattered throughout the sprawling mansion.

The former house is now zoned commercial, and sitting on more than an acre of prime real estate in southern Sandy Springs, it seems likely the building’s residential days are behind it.

It’s certainly a reminder of this area’s heritage. So here’s hoping Belle Manor doesn’t succumb to development along the corridor — or worse, fall victim to a Glenridge Hall-style demise.