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In Midtown Atlanta, $1M former Governor’s home touts storybook charm

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Nearly 3,700 square feet a block from Piedmont Park

A massive historic home for sale near Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta.
Skyline views from the backyard.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

This four-bedroom sprawler in the shadow of Midtown high-rises is marketed as having “storybook curb appeal” with original, preserved details from the 19th Century throughout.

It dates to 1890 and is described in the listing as the “former Governor’s home in Midtown,” though trustworthy resources such as the New Georgia Encyclopedia (and the Internet in general) don’t seem to offer much information to elaborate on that interesting label.

The location a block off Piedmont Avenue—and less than two blocks from Piedmont Park—helps explain the sterling 89 WalkScore, which Atlanta homes of nearly 3,700 square feet rarely have.

The charming, curved brick walkway out front leads to an even more charming rocking-chair porch, with its haint-blue ceiling to ward off evil spirits. The achingly vintage interior reveals one pretty room after the other, with the aforementioned period details including six fireplaces, oversized French doors, heavy millwork, and functional built-ins galore.

Buyers at this price point ($1,050,000) will likely see a gut-job in the kitchen. And while the backyard boasts skyline views, a screened porch, and detached workshop/yoga room, the property has no garage.

Though by the way the listing stresses “easy alley access,” it sounds like street parking isn’t the only option.