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Colorful ‘dream home’ of Atlanta designer, author, socialite lists for $5.5M

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There’s not a dull square inch in this showplace of pattern and texture in Buckhead’s Tuxedo Park

A huge kitchen with dark blue cabinetry and patterned floors, with a massive range hood at right.
At 225 Blackland Road NW, the kitchen (like most rooms) is anything but humdrum.
Dorsey Alston Realtors

Practically every room of this grand spread in Buckhead’s Tuxedo Park signals that it’s the domain of a sociable personality with a taste for interior design flair.

Located on coveted Blackland Road, just south of Chastain Park, it’s the home of Atlanta designer, author, and socialite Dannielle Rollins, offered this week through Dorsey Alston Realtors for $5,495,000.

As 13,000-square-foot manses on the tony side of town go, this one’s perky and playful throughout, without sacrificing a clear sense of refinement.

It offers six colorful bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, one mondo formal room, and a massive pro-grade kitchen with a breakfast room and butler’s pantry attached.

Other social aspects include the high-design full bar, wine room, striped game room, and the backyard pool’s cabana.

A tree-lined driveway with a large white home at the end.
The entry off Blackland Road leads to courtyard parking and a three-car garage.

In a recent Atlanta magazine spotlight, Rollins described the Georgian-style estate—and in particular, its apartment-sized, whimsical master closet—as her dream home.

She worked with architect Bill Ingram to mold the property to her liking. It’s surprisingly from the seventies—as in, the 1970s.

Records indicate the residence last moved for $1.5 million in 2014, and that a transformational reno began that same year.

It joins about 20 other single-family homes across the City of Atlanta asking north of $5 million at the moment, but only a half dozen of those are priced below $6 million, which winnows the competition.

A living room space with a piano at left and many chairs in various patterns, with windows at right.
The home’s grand living room.
A blue bar space with a rhinoceros statue at right and lampshades.
What’s described as an “alluring full bar” that adjoins the formal study.
A huge master bedroom with a pink ceiling and light blue bed and a pool at right.
The immense master bedroom, with access to the pool grounds.
A study with leopard print chairs and sofa and velvety blue chairs and many book shelves.
Bold patterns and vintage-chic touches continue in this study.
A blue bedroom with a canopy bed and a little turtle on the bed table.
A secondary bedroom leans blue.
A very blue little room with a refrigerator at left and wine storage in the back.
A wet bar and wine space is meant for personal touches.
A big pink bedroom with a glossy ceiling and zebra print floors.
Another large bedroom, in pink and zebra.
A play space with a ping-pong table at left and patterned carpet.
Design surprises don’t end in this game room.
A pool with white buildings and lawn chairs around it.
Turf and ancillary buildings surround the pool.