Mere feet from Druid Hills’s Fernbank Museum, this Colonial-style home at 779 Clifton Road looks idyllic enough for a Norman Rockwell painting.
The 1915 structure, designed by acclaimed architect Neel Reid, blends Neocolonialist architecture with what marketers are calling a “Greek Revival twist.” It’s named “The Draper House” after the original owners, Jesse and Constance Draper.
Prominent Atlantans of their day, Jesse helped found the Atlanta Boys Club and Constance the Peachtree Garden Club.
Now, more than a century after the Drapers commissioned the (since renovated) home, it’s headed back to market for $2.2 million, according Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty representatives.
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath property, sited on 1.3 acres also neighboring Druid Hills Golf Course, sold for $2.45 million about a year ago.
But “due to life changes,” the current owner is motivated to unload the historic property, according to Realtors Carrie Robinson and Jesse Loughman.
The nearly 6,000-square-foot home also comes with a three-bedroom guesthouse, swimming pool, tennis court, and a sprawling garden.
Next month, the house, which Reid once described as “Georgian Italian,” will be showcased during the Druid Hills Guided Walking Tour curated by the Atlanta Preservation Center.
“The opportunity to play a role in the preservation of this home is a privilege,” said APC’s director of operations David Mitchell.
The official listing is expected to go live next week.