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At $1.15M, unbelievably detailed Victorian in Grant Park declared among Atlanta’s finest

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Picturesque Fischer House occupies a corner near the neighborhood’s main park—and a place in the city’s architectural history

An ornate Victorian house with purplish paint and a grant turret with a nice green lawn.
A facade like few others in Atlanta at 620 Boulevard SE.
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta

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.

A photo of a victorian home’s shingles and small balcony.
Scalloped shingles and a Juliette balcony befitting a real Atlanta princess hint at the details within.

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.

A foyer with ornate wallpaper and a statue at right, with chandeliers above.
Ten-foot ceilings begin in the decadent foyer. Heart-pine floors, all original to the home, also begin here.
A room with a fireplace, piano, and patterned rug.
One of two formal living spaces off the entry.
A living room with a chandelier and a nice fireplace at left.
A living room with fireplace, and etched-glass doors leading toward formal dining.
A dining room area with an ornate piano at right.
Style-appropriate furnishings are found throughout right now.
Kitchen with a ceiling fan and chandelier that contrasts so much white.
The kitchen counts a ceiling fan and chandelier that contrasts so much white.
A gray kitchen space with hardtop counters.
Additional kitchen space for food preparation—and a memorial wall of photos.
A screened porch with rocking chairs and a chandelier.
A natural habitat for rocking chairs, off the kitchen.
A bedroom with a ceiling fan above and ornate wallpaper.
Upstairs bedroom.
A bathroom with dual vanities and two mirrors.
One of two and a half bathrooms found throughout these 3,300 square feet.
A drone image of a backyard with many trees and ornate gingerbread work seen on back of the home.
An overview of the leafy backyard, described thusly in marketing materials: “Out back, the magic continues with beautifully manicured gardens with walking paths featuring Victorian garden staples such as crepe myrtles, Japanese maples, canna lilies, roses, blueberries, hosta, and azaleas.”