While it could be argued that it’s nice to have brand new, state-of-the-art surroundings; having a home with a rich history has a certain romance that you just can’t replicate today. Have you ever walked into a space and imagined what happened there many, many years ago? We’ve uncovered a few properties with deep southern roots that each narrates a unique story.
Once upon a time, 1918 to be exact, this spectacular Tudor-style estate was built to reflect the owner’s ancestral home in Scotland. Many miles away from Loch Lomond, this faithfully restored Atlanta manse is replete with old world comfort and modern amenities.
Natural light floods the spaces, further enhancing the painstaking detail within this home. Ornate crown moldings, exquisite woodwork and graceful chandeliers can be found throughout the property. Perhaps one of the most impressive spaces within the home is the spacious master suite that features his and her dressing rooms and French doors that usher you out onto the balcony.
From the moment you reach the gated entrance you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The winding drive takes you past the perfectly manicured grounds. Imagine the soirees the past owners must have hosted in this six-bedroom/eight bathroom masterpiece. With close to five private acres in this prestigious Buckhead neighborhood, there is plenty of room for a sizable guest list.
One of the finest examples of Italianate Neoclassical architecture, this Garden District mansion is perhaps the most extraordinary home in the Big Easy. Known as The Robinson House, this historic manor was built between 1858 and 1865 with the sole intention of being the very best in the city.
Living up to its intended goal, this remarkable nine-bedroom/eight-bathroom residence has a grand façade featuring double galleries and intricate ironwork. The elaborate interior is without compare; meticulous details flourish throughout the entire 12,000 square-foot home from the precious tiled foyer to the magnificent window treatments.
The outdoor spaces are equally fanciful with impeccable landscaping, bubbling fountains and an in-ground pool. One can envision women in antebellum dresses fanning themselves on the patio or in the parlor; it’s a home that magically transports you to an entirely different era.
Back in the late 1800’s a warehouse located in the center of the Charleston shipping area was converted into residences. Situated in the oldest part of the downtown peninsula, cobblestone streets and all, this enormously thick-walled structure presents an opportunity to live in one of the most historic homes in Charleston.
The 4,000 square-foot end unit residence, with beautiful water views, is just up the road from the Carolina Yacht Club, Rainbow Row and the very best dining and shopping establishments in Charleston. The home also features 1,000 additional square feet of potential living space in the attic.
With five bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, this home has charming details like wood beamed ceilings, arched windows and a front balcony for admiring the serene view. It’s a piece of history that can be tailored to meet your modern needs.
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