Fans of Atlanta’s storied residential architecture in places like Inman Park and West End have likely crossed Interstate 20, headed south on Boulevard, looked to a corner on the left, caught sight of gingerbread trim work and one dramatic Victorian turret, and swooned.
That would be the Fischer House, a Grant Park neighborhood landmark built in 1886 that’s been under the same ownership for more than four decades.
But that could change.
In recent days, the four-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot residence originally occupied by the family of Julius A. Fischer (a carriage stone in front still bears his name) was listed through Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta at $1,150,000, besting another Victorian listing for the title of neighborhood’s priciest by a significant margin.
It’s being marketed as “one of Atlanta’s most prominent examples of high Victorian architecture,” and it’s definitely one of the more painstakingly detailed listings to ever blip the Atlanta radar. That’s evidenced by nearly 100 included listing photos, which lend closeups of everything from dentils and glass knobs to white, dragon-like statues on the back roof.
Across the street is the nearly finished Grant Park Gateway project, while the Beltline’s Southside Trail is what the listing calls a two-minute bike ride in the opposite direction.
Virtually every space is a showcase of ornate detailing—etched and stained glass, fanciful moulding, other woodwork galore—to include even the deep kitchen and screened porch, with its seemingly requisite chandelier.
Behind the home is a lush garden with pathways and a two-vehicle carport (but no garage) that echoes the main structure’s architecture.
The property’s longtime owners have meticulously cared for it, per listing agent Rob Smith, and its architectural integrity has never been compromised in the more than 130 years it has stood.
All that’s lacking, as the listing tells it, is new stewards appreciative enough of this grand dame to welcome its next golden age—and monied enough to make that happen.