This gorgeous and luxuriously restored two bedroom/two bathroom opulent,
late 1800s Victorian is located in the historic Cabbagetown neighborhood,
established around the Cotton Mill in the 1870s. The area is experiencing
a huge resurgence and is filled with colorful historic homes. Less that
2 miles away, the Edgewood Retail District recently opened to great fanfare
and features the popular stores Target, Lowe's, Bed, Bath & Beyond,
Barnes & Noble, Moes Burritos, Office Depot, Kroger, Petco and
many specialty shops.
Like a coastal cottage retreat, this house is cozy, yet boasts large
spacious, 11 foot ceilings and rooms that flow effortlessly together.
Click here to see the great layout of the floor plan. Unique for the area,
this Victorian features a rebuilt granite clad front porch, tall original
windows, loads of stained glass, original oak parquet floors and wonderful
original architectural details on the interior. Original heart of pine
doors, antique door hardware, refinished century old lighting, and gorgeous
refinished mantels are only a few of the glorious details this home boasts.
The home's woodwork features fancy fluted casing capped with bulls eye
blocks, as well as original beaded board wainscot. All the finish details
of the house have been carefully selected for luxury and quality. The
jewel of the house is the spacious lovely kitchen. It boasts a slate floor,
tall maple cabinets, granite counters with a tumbled subway tile marble
backsplash and an island with a white Italian marble top. It's a chef's
dream space. No expense was spared with the bathrooms as well. The master
bath has creamy marble accented with a stone border, antique beveled windows,
custom glass door, and double showerheads. The lovely guest bath has an
antique beveled window, an antique oak medicine cabinet, and wainscot
This renovation began as all Laughing Sun Renovations do: with intensive
structural work -- rebuilding the front porch, back porch, many floor
joists, supporting the floors, re-supporting the roof, adding new beams,
rebuilding the foundation, and creating a much tighter, stronger structure.
After the structural was sound, we added all new systems including copper
plumbing, new panel box and all new electrical, and heat and air systems.
We insulated the entire exterior of the home, and roofed the house with
30-year black, architectural shingles. Once the backbone of the house
was in great shape, we turned our attention to the details and finish
work, which you can see on the tour below.
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Coming up the granite stairs to the home, you'll notice the wide
graceful welcoming porch with grand columns, rebuilt railing, and
period details, such as the antique mailbox and vintage
light fixture. This is the perfect entryway,
as well as a spot to relax and have an evening cocktail under the
lazy whirling ceiling fan. The wide lovely century old Victorian
door has had all of its period hardware refurbished and the
transom above the door was
designed by Laughing Sun to match the antique
transom installed in the roof gable and incorporate the "890"
house numbers in the design.
As you enter the house, you'll be in a wide center
hall still boasting it's original heart pine tongue and groove beaded
board. The ceilings in this house are over 11 feet in height and
give the house an airy spacious vibe. The hallway is very grand,
nearly a room in its own right. Imagine your bookcases, hall tree,
and other furniture here.
Toward the end of the hall
is a laundry closet tucked into the right of the hall and conveniently
located across from the master bedroom.
The Victorian trim in this house is really beautiful-it's
the original fluted casings, plinth blocks, and bulls eye blocks
really offset the living spaces. The central fixture and sconces
in the hall are refurbished and echo the style of the era. The refinished
six panel heart of pine doors,
complete with refinished hardware, finish the look.
The living room features an original grand heart pine fireplace
tiled with Italian marble and sports a vintage fire screen. Original
oak parquet flooring, custom
built in bookshelves, fluted casing and bulls eyes, and picture
and crown moldings all add to the ambience of this lovely home.
The original two over two Victorian windows have been reroped and
there hardware all refinished.
Further down the hallway, on the right, this spacious elegant kitchen
boasts all the great features of nature brought into play: stone,
wood, and glass. The classic slate floor perfectly compliments the
spiced maple cabinetry with the designer glass doors and stainless
steel appliances. Topped with Absolute Black granite
on the countertops and a backsplash
of black tumbled marble, this is a kitchen where entertaining and
food preparation go hand in hand. A freshly re-surfaced cast iron
sink and gorgeous pendant
lights set off the whole kitchen. A true eat-in kitchen, there
is plenty of room for a table, wine cooler, bar, or other furniture.
A maple center island topped with lovely white marble makes for
the perfect surface for rolling out pastas or baking bread.
The rear kitchen door overlooks the large fenced yard and opens
onto the original cozy back porch.
This large bathroom at the end of the center hall is a gorgeous
space with original beaded board and classic black and white checkerboard
tile. A late 1800s beveled transom
window has been installed in the shower to flood the space with
light, yet provide privacy while in the shower. A vintage medicine
cabinet, pedestal sink, and antique lighting finish off this classic
Located privately at the rear of the house, this master bedroom
features one of the homes three fireplaces with a gorgeous period
oak Victorian mantel,
original oak parquet hardwood floors, and a stunning master bath.
Ample closet space, lovely original windows, and high ceiling make
this an ideal master bedroom.
The master bedroom has both an original closet as well as
a wonderful walk-in closet, which affords the rare storage usually
associated with new construction homes.
This master bathroom is one of the prettiest baths we've put together.
It's tiled with creamy marble with a fancy and decorative multicolored
border and stunning beveled glass antique transom
window with double shower heads in the shower
stall. It's topped off with a custom ordered frameless clear
glass Kohler shower door.
This bath sports a built-in refinished heart pine antique medicine
cabinet, period lighting, original beaded board, and a pedestal
The front bedroom in this house is equally large and beautiful.
It features the original fireplace
with a hand sanded and shellacked oak mantel with marble tiles and
an antique fire screen.
The original oak parquet flooring has been refinished and gleams
with the beauty of a fine antique. Many of the chandeliers
in the house are authentic antiques that have been polished and
rewired and add the period pizzazz to the home.
The backyard of the house
has been fenced with stockade privacy fencing to contain your pet
pooch. We installed a new concrete driveway to contain two cars.
And while rebuilding the rear
porch, we had the stairs
constructed out of granite and built a new period style raining.
There are several options for outdoor entertaining between the
lovely front porch and the cozy back porch.
- Oak floors throughout
- Back & front porches
- Wonderful open living area
- Period and reproduction lighting
- Architectural antiques throughout
- New copper plumbing, HVAC, electrical
- New 30-year architectural shingled roof
- New insulation in walls and ceilings
- Gorgeous natural stone eat-in
- Convenient to Downtown, Midtown,
City of Decatur and other intown neighborhoods
- Easy access to I-20 andI-75/85
For more information, email Kara at email@example.com
or call 678.595.0038