Favorite Old Homes of 2016

Happy New Year!  Last year just flew by, didn’t it?  Wanted to share a few of my favorite homes from my travels around the state during 2016.  I’ve already got a few posts ready for 2017, and as always just want to thank you for taking time to look at the blog, I sure do appreciate it!

The King-Keith House below is one I finally got a photo of – now that all the leaves have fallen!  This was a B&B for a while, and is now a private home.

King-Keith House, Inman Park – Atlanta
1896 Beath Dickey House in Inman Park

Visiting Eatonton in February, I was amazed at the variety of homes around town.  The Adams-Hearn-Hume home below just looks perfect to me!

Panola Hall – Eatonton

Sandersville is another town that has some great old houses to walk around and look at!

Sandersville – The Paris House, Built 1900
Sandersville – this one has amazing bones!

The Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta has a great variety of homes from the early 20th century.

Druid Hills Neighborhood, Atlanta
Druid Hills

Hope you enjoy these favorite old home photos!

I wanted to go sit in the rockers on this inviting front porch!

Bowdon Inn

Visiting Senoia, it was hard to narrow down my favorite homes, so many great houses here!

Favorite home in Senoia!

Jefferson has quite a few beautiful old homes to see.

Great Bungalow in Jefferson!

I had to make myself stop as I’d have hundreds of homes on here!  Thanks again for reading the blog and wishing you a great 2017!

Buckhead, Atlanta







Haynes Manor Neighborhood – Favorite Old Homes

Atlanta, GA – The Haynes Manor neighborhood is located in Buckhead.  The neighborhood developed beginning in the 1920s.  The name comes from the developer of the neighborhood, Eugene Haynes, who subdivided his Haynes Manor Estate.  Most of the development along Peachtree Battle Ave is from the 1920s, with surrounding areas built in the 1930s and 40s.

This first home on Peachtree Battle caught my eye, like those windows by the front door.

Haynes Manor 1

The hilltop home below just keeps going and going!  Built in 1926, it sits on a large corner lot.  Check out all those chimneys!


The 1920 house below is decorated for Halloween – and those spiders you see on the house are BIG!


The Art Deco house below is known as the Evans-Cucich House.  Built in 1934, this is the only known Art Deco House built in Atlanta.  It fell into disrepair over the years, and is fresh off a major renovation.  When it was being sold as a fixer upper a while back, it still had the old style refrigerator in the kitchen – very 1930s looking!


This is one of my two favorites below.  Just love everything about it!  And love the pumpkins along the front stairs!


Below is the textbook Southern Living home – white columns, large yard, magnolia trees, etc.  Love it!


Love an ivy-covered house, and the one below, built in 1930 is just fantastic!

Haynes Manor Ivy Covered House

Saved my favorite home for last on here – just love everything about it!  The landscaping, bay windows, etc.  I’d love to go inside this one and check it out!


Thanks so much for taking a look at some of my favorite homes in Haynes Manor, appreciate you reading the blog!

Ansley Park – A Few Favorite Old Homes

Atlanta – Ansley Park Neighborhood – 100 years ago, Ansley Park developed as the first northern suburb of Atlanta.  Funny to think it was a suburb, since now it’s adjacent to Midtown, Piedmont Park, The High Museum of Art etc.  Over the years it’s been home to many prominent citizens, and was the site of the Governor’s Mansion until 1968.  Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind,  lived in this neighborhood for most of her life. With winding streets, you find a variety of homes around every corner!

The stately home below was built in 1912.  So many different details going on with this large house!

Built 1912

Margaret Mitchell lived in Ansley Park for most of her life

The white columned house commands a hilltop.  It’s one of those that I always admire when I drive thru the area.

Hilltop Home!

Ansley Park developed over a 10 year period, beginning in 1904.  Edwin P. Ansley envisioned this neighborhood attracting the wealthiest families in Atlanta, and it has had it’s share of prominent citizens and celebrities over the years.

The variety of house sizes and styles makes Ansley Park one of the most interesting neighborhoods to visit.

Example of the variety of Ansley Park

Another one of my favorites in the neighborhood is the home below.  Famed architect Neel Reid built this house 1920-21 for Steven A. Lynch.  This house has a couple of new builds that copy the design as well.

Neel Reid designed this house, built 1920-21

Another Neel Reid house in the neighborhood below.

Neel Reid designed house

Ansley Park was home to the Governor’s Mansion for decades

The house below was Edwin P Ansley’s home until 1925, when the state acquired the estate to be the Governor’s Mansion.  11 Governors lived in this house, before the new Governor’s mansion was built on West Paces Ferry in 1968.  I read some interviews from a former First Lady of Georgia, she talked about moving into the residence and there were no plates or silverware.  The silverware had Governor’s Mansion engraved on it, and people would steal them as a souvenir when attending a dinner!

courtesy Atlanta History Center

The variety of houses in this neighborhood just amazes me.  The one below just has such an interesting look!

Love that bay window!

Noted architect Walter T. Downing designed the huge house below.  It was built circa 1910-14, and originally a rooming house.  Located at an entrance to

Originally a rooming house!

The 1912 home below is a really big house, about 7000 square feet.  This home was designed by P. Thornton Sarye, an architect of note as his company also built Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre.  The Fox opened Christmas Day in 1929, and was saved from demolition in the 1970s.

1912 home, designed by P Thornton Sarye
Ansley Park home

One more beautiful home in Ansley below….

Built c 1915

The French doors on the home below caught my eye.

Variety in Ansley Park

The apartment building below was home to Margaret Mitchell.  There’s the Margaret Mitchell House several blocks away, which is where she wrote her novel.  Located at 1 South Prado, she and her husband lived here for the last 10 years of her life.  It’s currently condominiums.

Margaret Mitchell Apartment 1 South Prado
Margaret Mitchell’s last home

Thanks so much for taking a look around Atlanta’s Ansley Park neighborhood.  Appreciate you reading the blog!