Interesting homes in Atlanta area?

Inspired by the wonderful Atlanta-based music blog Cable & Tweed, I thought I’d open up the question to our authors and readers:

What homes/buildings in the Atlanta area do you find most interesting?

The first person to say “The Big Chicken” gets nothing but the eternal shame of triteness and fatuosity, if such things exist.


8 Comments so far

  1. Annie (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

    As a kid growing up in North Fulton, I was most enamored of The Castle on Houze Road (140):

    It has a moat that you can swim in. As a kid, it did not have gnomes, but now does. That’s most interesting to me, if we are talking homes. Building-wise, i kind of like that rundown Imperial Hotel downtown near the Grady Curve.

  2. TheBigChicken (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

    The Big Chicken.

  3. Kevin (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 5:26 pm

    I vote for the other “Castle”, the one near the corner of Peachtree and 15th St. It currently houses nothing but would make for a great restaurant location. Some information can be found here: It’s a great looking building and I’d love to see it open to the public in some way.

  4. BTI (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

    The “Little White House” on Briarcliff Road is kinda cool, never actually seen it myself though.

  5. Dallas Austin (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

    Dallas Austin’s house on Northside Drive and Old Powers Ferry. Looks like a yacht on a little stand, complete with an infinity pool on the stern.

  6. abby (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    I always loved the old Medical Arts building on P’tree and (I think) Ralph McGill. Dallas Austin, incidentally, was going to buy it in 2004 to turn it into a boutique hotel but backed out.

    It’s not technically an interesting Atlanta home — it’s been abandoned since the 90’s. But at least one person did live there, because they started a fire (either for crack or for heat) that made the 1927 building even more appealing for investors, since it’s all burned out now. But it’s an awesome building in a prime location (between downtown and midtown), too bad it’s in sad, sad shape now.

  7. HGTV - (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments, it is much appreciated. I am currently looking into the Castle House, Little White House, and “other white house” on Degress Ave. Any other suggestions would still be most helpful. I hear there is some kind of an orange stuco home that really sticks out…would anyone know the location of of this home?

  8. abby (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

    The house on Degress is really cool — it’s an old church, and the owner hosted a photography exhibit there this fall.

    I have no idea about the orange stucco house, but the metal house (?) on freedom parkway and boulevard by the MLK center has easily one of the best views of the downtown skyline. I’ve always loved it and wondered what’s up with it, who lives there, how they ended up there. Does anyone have any idea?

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