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In Roswell, home inspired by President Monroe’s aspires to $1.5M

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Taking cues from James Monroe’s Oak Hill, this brick traditional boasts many modern features as well    

Driveway in front of two-story brick home with columns.
Presidential approach in Roswell.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Sandy Springs

Taking center stage on a 2.6-acre lot, this 9,137-square-foot mansion echoes many aspects of Oak Hill, former President James Monroe’s home in Aldie, Va.

Originally completed in 1823 and enlarged in the 1920s, Oak Hill is primarily a two-story main brick block with wings on both sides, dual chimneys, and a Roman Doric portico with five columns.

Built in 2001, the Roswell home also contains these features, albeit with six Ionic columns, along with cornice lines on the porch roof, oversized windows, and a front exterior door surrounded by transoms, all reminiscent of Oak Hill.

Inside, though, it’s a more modern story. For instance, the chef’s kitchen is outfitted with a double Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Bosch dishwashers, double ovens, a professional range, and a wine cooler.

The master bedroom—or is it the presidential suite?—includes a tray ceiling, a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a massive bathroom with double vanities, a raised soaking tub, a separate walk-in shower, and a chandelier.

Behind the house, a swimming pool and spa hold court in the backyard, which also is home to a gazebo, fire pit, and lush yard filled with well-established plants and trees.

All in all, the $1,498,000 ask could be a fair price to pay to live like a president, especially in light of the home’s original asking price of $1,650,000 when it was first listed in 2015.

And thanks to its location in Cobb County, the taxes on this Roswell address will be much more affordable than those of its neighbors in Fulton.