Featured home: Rossdhu in BuckheadApril 6, 2009
Driving up the winding approach to this gorgeous 4.47 acre Tudor estate, it is hard to ignore the sense of its storied past. One of Atlanta’s most elegant properties, Rossdhu, built circa 1918, has indeed had an interesting history.
Lovingly restored by the current owners, it is truly the best of old and new combined. The warmth and charm of its oak paneled walls and beautiful architectural detail have been carefully preserved during the renovation.
The porte cochere entrance is the most frequently used, although the front door allows one to enter directly into the beautiful conservatory. It is important to note the architectural detail and charm of this covered entryway with its beamed ceiling.
The living room with its intricate plaster detail on ceiling welcomes one within its beautifully carved oak walls. With the dining room opening to the left and a screened porch connecting to the conservatory, the flow for entertaining is superb.
The coziness of this oak paneled den with its walls of bookcases, invites you to an intimate conversation or to just curl up with a book. In the colder months, its roaring fire creates the perfect ambiance fro morning coffee or evening cocktails.
With a lighted tennis court, pool, two guest suites, 6 bay garage and parking for a large party, this estate has it all. The enclosed walkway connects the main house to the media room, exercise room and two guest suites situated above the six bay garage.
The open doors to the right lead to a charming glassed gazebo which overlooks a beautifully landscaped patio and garden. The media room opens onto a patio overlooking the pool. This makes a wonderful casual entertaining venue. The spiral staircase leads down to the pool spa and dressing room. Exercise room and wine room adjoin the media room.
The conservatory is a light filled balance for the paneled living room adjoining. With the mirrored lattice work below the molding, it is filled with its own beautiful attention to detail.
The kitchen has maintained the charm of the old design with the coffered ceilings, updates of new appliance and stone counter tops. A beautiful hand painted breakfast room is adjoining.
The spacious master with his and her bath and dressing rooms and adjacent office is joined by three other bedrooms and bath suites as well as an upstairs laundry. The two guest suites above the garages, media and exercise rooms add another three bedrooms and two baths to accommodate guests. Each suite has its own kitchen and they connect to the main house through an enclosed walkway.
Located on Andrews Drive in Buckhead, the home opens to beautiful patios with gorgeous landscaping, mirroring the beauty of the interior.
Andrews Drive is commonly thought of as one of the top five residential streets in Buckhead. Click here to see a post with comments regarding Andrews Drive.
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2900 Andrews Drive. Offered at $11.5 million
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