Novelist Emily Giffin lists her five-bedroom, approximately 9,300 square foot Atlanta home for $8,995,000. Situated on nearly five beautifully landscaped acres, this historically significant 1920s Georgian Revival brick home was designed by one of Atlanta's great twentieth-century architects, Philip Trammel Shutze. Over the years, the property has gone through several extensive renovations to modernize for today's lifestyle with still paying homage to Atlanta's rich history. The front facade and back porch were transformed by acclaimed architects Spitzmiller and Norris, and most recently, Stan Dixon, along with designers Amy Morris and Beth Webb re-envisioned the interiors, adding back 1920s architectural details.
Expansive but welcoming rooms flow from a dramatic foyer with a gracious, curved staircase and views to the manicured English gardens. The dining room and kitchen extend off one side of the foyer and the living room and library off the other. The sunlit kitchen has been renovated with Calacatta gold marble countertops, a custom zinc and nickel range hood, porcelain subway tile and graphic, black-and-white hand-painted wood floors by artist Raymond Goins. The kitchen overlooks the breakfast room and large, sun-filled family room featuring a fireplace, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, and extensive, built-in bookshelves. Completing the main level is the owner's suite with a private sunroom, his/her closets, and a gorgeous 1920s-styled bathroom with a book-matched marble floor, his/her vanities, and a highly polished freestanding Waterworks tub nestled into a niche framed by a fluted wall.
Landscaped to perfection, the backyard is an entertainer's paradise with a bluestone slate patio, two grills, PebbleTec pool, pool/guest house, barn, and flat grassy area. The 1,800+/- square foot pool/guest house was recently updated by Stan Dixon and features one bedroom and two bathrooms, a kitchen and living space, and two-car garage which gives the home six garages in total.
330 Argonne Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 | Listed by Sam Bayne with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty