Inspired by Mediterranean villas, this residence, built for the granddaughter of Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler, has lingered on the market in Druid Hills despite its history.
Rainbow Villa, as the house is named, was designed by famed Atlanta classical architect Philip Trammell Shutze and completed in 1926. It was built by Candler’s daughter as a wedding gift for her daughter, Elizabeth Owens Candler Vann.
Sitting on nearly an acre of lush land near Lullwater Preserve, the home features Moroccan tile floors throughout the public rooms (according to the listing, each tile is unique).
Elsewhere, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom property also boasts original ironwork, wood beams, and a hand-carved Italian fireplace surround. Lovely.
Featuring a 14-foot, barrel-vaulted ceiling, the large living room opens to a spacious backyard and deck, providing an ideal setting for posh Ponce de Leon Avenue-style parties.
For those hoping to scoop up a Shutze, the home could be appealing at $1.4 million, although it’s been listed at that price since appearing on the market in early October. For classical purists, however, the renovated kitchen and new light fixtures may be a turnoff.
Also, the mirrored and fabriced walls in one of the bedrooms and unfinished basement laundry could scare buyers at that price point.
Still, for a relatively intact classical home, with a dose of Atlanta history, just steps from Ponce de Leon Avenue, the home could make the right buyer’s day.
- 761 Lullwater Road [website]