In 2012, after more than 100 years of standing near Piedmont Avenue, the historic Craigie House—also known as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) House—became one of the most unique Atlanta properties on the market.
After finding a buyer who reportedly planned to turn the 1911 structure into a grand single-family residence, disaster struck in early 2014 in the form of snow; the entire building, save for the front wall, collapsed under the weight of accumulated winter precipitation.
In 2016, the front wall of the home was unceremoniously demolished by new owners PacificPoint Realty, who later lamented the loss and revealed plans to incorporate some of the old structure into a new project.
Now, after two years, plans have been revealed for three “ultra-luxury” townhomes on the site.
Little information about the project is available, except that each residence will contain three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Renderings show modern finishes and rooftop terraces offering views of the Midtown skyline.
The homes are designed by local architecture firm TaC Studios. Lead designer Jose Tavel indicates that preserved bricks and marble from the DAR house will be incorporated into the final design in the form of patios and landscape elements.
However, the cornerstone of the building will likely go to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- DAR Townhomes [Allen Snow Realty]
- Developer: Historic Atlanta Home’s Destruction was Necessity [Curbed Atlanta]
- Gasp! Atlanta’s Historic DAR House Discreetly Demo’ed [Curbed Atlanta]