Ivy covered house in Druid Hills

Druid Hills is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Atlanta, with big lots and mature landscaping.  The variety of homes makes it a great area to walk around, you just never know what type of historic home you will see next!  A lot of folks immediately think of “Driving Miss Daisy” since it was based on Druid Hills, and there’s a post about those homes here that you can take a look at. So much variety of styles, from the ivy-covered home above, to several Mediterranean Revival and Tudor homes.  A couple of these are not level, that’s what happens when you try to walk the dog and take a few pictures!

Deepdene Park Home

You don’t see a lot of Mediterranean homes around Atlanta, but there are a few when this style was very popular in the 1920s, during the Florida land boom.  I love the gate to the garden off to the left on this one.

Mediterranean in Druid Hills

There are some big lots throughout Druid Hills, and combine that with nearly 100 year old landscaping, some houses are a little hard to view, like this one sitting a long way from the road.

Mediterranean Revival along Shadyside Park

Several well-known architects designed homes throughout Druid Hills, and this 2 story traditional was designed by the firm of Ivey & Crook in 1929 for John Howard Candler.  He was the grandson of Coca-Cola founder Asa Griggs Candler.

1929 Designed by Ivey and Crook Architects

The house below is a great example of recycling!  It was designed by Owen James Southwell for Isaac S Hopkins, an Atlanta attorney.  Parts of this house were salvaged when the former Georgia Governor’s Mansion was demolished in 1923.  The old Governor’s mansion had housed Georgia’s governors for about 50 years, and was torn down to make way for the Henry Grady Hotel, which was later torn down to build the landmark Westin hotel downtown.  The marble columns, ironwork and some other elements were salvaged and made part of the design of this house.

Salvaged columns and iron from old Governors mansion

Close up of salvaged columns

Speaking of the variety of homes, there are many variations of traditional homes as you continue to walk thru Druid Hills.  Here are a few more I always enjoy seeing on my walks.

Stucco Druid Hills

Hilltop House in Druid Hills

Shingled House in Druid Hills

Another Druid Hills beauty

Tudor House Druid Hills

Another Tudor in Druid Hills

Great landscaping and house

 Thanks so much for taking a look around at some of my favorite homes in Druid Hills!  I appreciate it!

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