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For $2.7M, respectfully modernized Druid Hills classic with heated pool is gorgeous

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1925 traditional is a well-preserved example of neighborhood’s architectural legacy

A classic 1920s house for sale in Druid Hills.
The facade from Springdale Road.
Holley Realty Team; photography by M&H Photographers

In Druid Hills, where original houses of eclectic styles date from the late 1890s to the 1930s, this Springdale Road property is a later example of a tiled-roof traditional making a statement on a deep, private lot.

It’s also a case, as the listing asserts, in which “owners have managed to restore a classic Druid Hills estate with style and elegance.”

Listed today for $2,695,000, the five-bedroom residence stands its ground amongst the mansions and bungalows of these rolling hills and dales, located just north of Ponce de Leon Avenue and its chain of Olmsted-designed parks.

Across 4,924 square feet, the 1925 relic still looks classy without being overly ornate, modernized but not obnoxiously so. All fireplaces work. But whether the remaining radiators are just for show isn’t specified.

The entry, with formal dining at left.

The manicured one-acre lot includes top-shelf perks like a heated gunite pool, pool house, and backyard motorcourt. Inside, the dual-sink kitchen, finished basement with media and exercise spaces, and the master bathroom’s Carrara marble are definite plusses.

The original architect isn’t specified, but designs by the likes of Reid and Shutze aren’t uncommon around here. Harrison Design tackled additions that include a fireside screened porch with an outdoor kitchen, a dining balcony, and loggias.

Even in tony Druid Hills, houses priced north of $2 million are hardly the norm, and this property is the second priciest listing of the bunch right now.

It’s worth noting the neighborhood’s other two $2-million-plus classics—each on the same street—lack pool grounds like this.

One of several sitting areas.
The revised kitchen.
Out toward a balcony and the pool.
An upstairs bedroom.
Master bedroom.
The marble-clad master bathroom.
A secondary bath where wallpaper meets old tile.
One facet of the finished basement.
Contemporary and classic mingle in the attached garage, too.
From the backyard.
Pool arrangement and mature landscaping.