Featured Home: Envy of the Historical Society in Sandy SpringsApril 22, 2009
French Louisiana federal-style estate created by a Deane Johnson/Bill Harrison collaboration with interior elevations by John Oetgen. This 2.4 acre on a hard-to-find flat lot in Sandy Springs (inside the Perimeter) is replete with majesty and elegance.
Enter through the grandeur of iron gates protecting a perfectly manicured plot of approximately 40,000 square feet of drought and fungus free Zoysia sod. 1500 square feet of limestone porches and hand-selected aged Georgia granite exterior accents await the discriminating eye. A Spanish slate roof with copper flashings, lightning-proof home design modeled after European copper perimeter system and Mahogany exterior doors will not escape your attention.
Step inside to a true replica of the Thomas Jefferson Arch that embellishes the spacious foyer with period staircase. Don’t feel like walking? Guests can take the elevator to one of 4 upstairs bedrooms complete with full baths. Your Master bedroom awaits you with pyramid vaulted ceiling with segmental barrel arch and sitting room for reflection. Italian Calcutta marble in master bath calls to you with heated floor, double vanity and separate tub and shower.
The finest mill work, front to back center hall, historically researched details from French Federal Period including dental moldings copied from the New Hampshire Governor’s Mansion and exterior shutters approved by the Charleston Historical Society, 11,000 square feet, authentic cobblestones reclaimed from the old streets of Underground Atlanta, Israeli limestone in 3 upstairs baths, 3” wood blinds throughout, main level interior doors stained poplar, hand-planed cypress library with authentic carved French limestone mantel, 5 fireplaces, entire home equipped with generator, air and water filters, all custom-built insulated Low E Windows with true divided light…are you breathless yet?
The kitchen features all marble countertops; walk-in pantry, a Butler’s pantry, two dishwashers, separate built-in freezer and refrigerator, oversized dining space opening to spacious keeping room with two computer nooks.
The estate’s terrace level includes a sitting room, family room, media room, romp room, personal gym, and art escape that could readily be converted to a wine cellar.
Heards Ferry Elementary School, Ridgeview Middle School and Riverwood High School.
Realtor and Founding Partner
5048 Northside Drive
Offered at $5,495,000
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