Ansley Park, known for its grand, historic homes nestled in the city, boasts 211 The Prado as one of its finest examples! This elegant, English Vernacular Revival style home built in 1928 rests on one of the largest plots in the neighborhood and boasts stunning Midtown views. The four bedroom home has been meticulously restored with integrity and pride. No expense has been spared in fusing original character and the avant-garde. The two-story house was designed by Pringle and Smith, Smith being famed Atlanta architect Francis Palmer Smith, architect of The Cathedral of St. Philip and head of Georgia Tech’s school of architecture from 1909-1922. Needless to say, the attention to detail is unparalleled.
This extraordinary home was made for entertaining. It opens to a rare, wide and long elegant entry foyer welcoming your guests inside and inviting them into one of two spaces: To the left, a classic library accented with a carved limestone fireplace (one of five functioning fireplaces), judges wood paneling, and original built ins softened and textured with ostrich wallpaper and back lighting. To the right, a majestic and generous formal salon and adjoining dining room that provide French door access to both a large screened-in porch and the stone terrace with outdoor fireplace. The custom kitchen and pantry are filled with clever storage solutions and designer finishes – arched doorways, original copper hood, marble countertops, Miele and sub-zero appliances along with a custom Lacanche French Range to name a few. Neighboring is a light-filled fireside keeping room, the perfect space to enjoy your morning coffee. This open entertaining space includes a sophisticated wet bar equipped with a wine refridgerator, additional storage and counter space along with brass chicken wire and restoration glass cabinet inserts. Upstairs you will find three gracious bedrooms including the newly renovated owner's suite and timeless bathroom. Off the primary suite is the upstairs laundry room and antique sink basin. Details capturing the old world elegance of this fine home cannot be overstated - custom wallpaper, custom color paints, marble finishes, steam shower, soaking tub, aged hardware – to name a few.
The terrace level of the main house provides ample storage, a full bath, a functioning whole house boiler (in addition to forced air gas heat), a whole house water filtrations system, 2 hot water heaters, and more. One noted special feature – a trap door leading up from the walk up attic (where there’s storage a plenty) to the roof where a bistro table awaits you along with gorgeous skyline views.
All upstairs bedrooms have en-suite baths with high end finishes. Two of the three, including the primary suite, have amazing views of Midtown. The fourth bedroom can be found above the Ward Seymour designed two-car carriage house, perfect for guests, an au pair, or functions well as a home office. It has beautiful, private garden views, its own wifi system, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a generator.
The all season color exterior offers equal detail including custom irrigation, breathtaking landscaping with American boxwoods, classic white azaleas, a perennial garden, and over 750 tulip bulbs awaiting the spring. The front door path leads to a beautiful rendition of a Lake Como artisan garden gate fabricated by Andrew Crawford (known for his ironworks at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens). The entire property is bordered with massive tea olives offering a delicate lasting late summer fragrance and exceptional privacy. The front facade is accented by an architectural Tudor-arched front door and to the left of the entrance, a one-story canted bay window offers front garden views from the home’s study. You’ll forget you are only steps away from the best of Midtown, Piedmont Park, The Botanical Gardens, The BeltLine, The High Museum, and more. Welcome home to your story book English manor right in the heart of the city!
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