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The Howard House -Gorgeous in-Town Victorian Mansion

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Majestic and Stunning, a rare and lovingly restored property from another time.

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The perfect venue for a family gathering, wedding, reunion or any festive Atlanta occasion! This lovingly restored, Queen Anne Victorian sits on over an acre in the heart of ATL's trendy Kirkwood neighborhood. THE quintessential classic southern home. A breathtaking and fully-appointed grand mansion in the city limits! The house has huge scale in every way, making it a fantastic meeting point for a large family holiday get-together or friend's reunion.

With nearly 7,000 square feet of interior space, a massive wrap-around front porch, back deck and all the yard a kid can run in, there is plenty of room for the whole extended family, company team-building retreat, or just plain old enriching experience.

This house is located on the premier street of Atlanta's trendy, historic Kirkwood neighborhood, the 2013 winner of the Curbed Cup City's Best Neighborhood honor. When it comes to getting everyone together for a formal sit down, this amazing home features a world-class chef's kitchen with a farm table seating 8 as well as an adjacent banquet-sized formal dining room with a 10' long mahogany table, original stained glass window and an exquisite crystal chandelier. The kitchen windows overlook the back deck, patio (complete with Weber gas grill and Big Green Egg) and over an acre of private and enclosed pecan grove.

Every year when we would visit my in-laws, or go up north to visit my parents we have to cram awkwardly into an under-sized space or stay in a sterile hotel, away from the people we traveled hours to be with. This does *not* need to be your memory! There are but a very small handful of properties that offer such an amazing blend of historic charm, generous interior space and appointments, expansive exterior space and proximity to all of the attractions and conveniences of the great city of Atlanta!

The property is also regularly used for large events and parties, and makes for a fantastic wedding venue. Contact me for event rates, photos from previous formal occasions and more information.

Every effort is made to ensure the home is ready for our guests. We intend to interact with guests minimally, however we look forward to personally greeting visitors upon check-in and offering a quick tour of the space to help familiarize guests with their new temporary home. There is a comprehensive 'how-to'/instructions guide to further assist you. We try to remain reachable by cell phone as much as is feasible as well. When the space will be used for weddings and larger events, I play an active role in the facilitation of logistics.

Kirkwood has a little something for everyone! Having lived here for close to 10 years, we have enjoyed watching the neighborhood evolve into a very trendy in-town spot. There is incredible access to dozens of great restaurants, down town Decatur, and naturally all the sights and destinations of the city of Atlanta. Kirkwood is an extremely walkable neighborhood with charming turn-of-the-century homes on tree-lined streets. From this grand home you can reach MARTA, city parks, restaurants, shops and art galleries all within a 5-10 minute walk. An afternoon escape to a movie theater or museum is a five or ten minute cab ride away so you will never feel like you are isolated in the suburbs (or beyond!).

When it comes to flying in or out, the convenience of this location is hard to beat, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is less than a 20 minute drive with moderate traffic. The property has lot's of on and off street parking and due to it's very central location, accessing all the city's major freeways and surface streets is done with ease. The East Lake MARTA rail station is less than a mile from the property. This is also a very bicycle-friendly part of town and because the neighborhood dates back to the 19th century there are sidewalks on just about every street.

Other Things to Note
Unlike most older homes, this house was very carefully sealed and insulated and set up with state-of-the-art heating and cooling and plumbing. Translation: indoor air quality is very good, the heating and cooling systems are robust and can maintain a very comfortable temperature in all but the most extreme circumstances. Hot water is 'instant-on' at every fixture, with great pressure. The home has free wi-fi, things like that...

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years and above...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are well set up for young guests, as two children live here. We have a Pack-n-Play travel crib at your disposal; a closet full of bed time stories; stuffed animals; and outdoor toys including a swing set, play house, etc. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors at any time. Smoking outdoors on porches is permitted, but only if you extinguish and dispose of cigarette butts properly....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house was built during a time where unfortunately few provisions where made to accommodate the mobility challenged....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    15' ceilings!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Exquisite upper level master suite with private full bath. ...moreless

  • Den: 1 queen

    Den/TV room has memory foam fold-out couch....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master suite on main level with full private bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Bed room 5 is also our billiard room and has 2 twin beds. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Used as our den and has a very comfortable sleep sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Beautiful main level powder room in hall....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Natural stone, stepless shower, connected to master on main....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    Huge master bath w/ two vanities, private screened porch. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

    Upstairs shared full bath, double vanity, claw foot tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Perfect for a small to large wedding, family reunion, Holiday get together, graduation party, rehearsal dinners, business outing, family vacation, Ultimate Master's Golf vacation destination. The home is very flexible and large yet can very comfortably be enjoyed by a small group as well....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Located in the upstairs hall book case....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Television:

    60' LCD high def TV with netflix Apple TV and HDMI cables, DVD, and Mac (Thunder bolt) connectivity cables....moreless

  • Toys:

    for children under 10 years of age....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Xbox 360 available....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    This is one of the strong points of the house. A very grand and beautiful formal dining room with seating for 12, large original stained glass, a built-in china cabinet, and 7' tall fireplace mantel....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Dual zoned, state-of-the-art Carrier Infinity system. Extremely capable, sophisticated, and quiet. Two 5 ton condensers!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity, front loading machines both upstairs....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    NINE OF THEM! All gorgeous, though none are functional....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Dual zoned, state-of-the-art Carrier Infinity system. dual-fuel, variable speed fan heat pump. Extremely capable, sophisticated and quite. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed cable and WiFi available for all guests....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh, high thread count bed linens, down pillows and comforter blankets are on the bed when you arrive....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large, comfortable and *round*!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking for comfortably 10 or more cars, depending on size....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No LAN line, but a cellular monitored 32 zone alarm system....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fresh, white hotel bath, hand, and face towels provided for all over-night guests....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity, front loading machine upstairs....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    couldn't survive without one!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is a chef's dream. In addition to professional-grade appliances, the kitchen features plenty of counter space, and tons of open space to gather....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in stainless commercial strength convection microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    See stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and condiments are perfectly acceptable to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    48' Thermador fridge. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless 48' commercial range with vent hood, 6 gas burners, griddle, and and two electric convection ovens....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Oster deluxe toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    currently not available for use. Still being restored....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    yes, both, with plenty of room to sprawl out....moreless

  • Golf:

    Less than 2 miles to the famous East Lake Golf Club (Home of the Masters Tournament) and the Candler Park Golf course (great cheap 9 hole course)....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    About an acre and a half of manicured natural landscape. Private heirloom Pecan grove backyard, fig tree, peach tree, black walnut tree, and about a dozen 100+ year old pecan trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber Gas Grill and BIG Green Egg!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    5 minute walk to free courts of the award-winning Bessie Brenham Park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Three person hot tub. We will need advance notice if you intend to use it....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Pricing
Jun 9 - Sep 25, 2016
2 night min stay
$900 $995
Fri, Sat
$5,000 $18,000

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Fall Pricing
Sep 26 - Nov 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$900 $1,100
Fri, Sat
$6,000 $20,000

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$995
$6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Cleaning Fee $295
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

If you are interested in renting the property for formal events, different fees apply. Please ask for further details.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kirkyard Public House
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
East Lake Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I20
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Myriachi
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a single father of two amazing young boys, a seasoned real estate broker, landlord, entrepreneur and a big fan of classic cars, live music, and most of all travel! I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and entertaining friends and family has been a passion for most of my life.

Why the Owner Chose Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA, USA:
I stumbled upon this formerly dilapidated 1800's home many years ago and was just enchanted by it. Simply put, there are pretty much no other properties like this within the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, period. This one might have been the last of Atlanta's unrestored, magnificent grand homes. Only a small handful of mansions of this scale remain in the city, and none to my knowledge offer such a wonderful balance of location, privacy, space, comfort and amenities. Back in 2004, when I became more aware of the property, I learned that the building was about to be sold to developers who intended to tear it down, build a street through the middle of the lot and erect over two dozen town-homes on it. Long story short, through a lot of luck and perseverance the property was saved.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
There were three primary aspects of this house that made me fall in love with it. First thing you notice about it is the breath-taking way the house exudes a prominence and stature - it is like nothing else on the block. You walk along a quaint and lovely tree-lined street dotted with charming turn-of-the-century homes, then suddenly, there it is, massive! Twice as far back from the street as typical houses in the city, the lot is nearly perfectly flat with the slightest elevation planting this massive structure on the lot like a crown jewel.


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Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch

 

Photos

  • Majestic and Stunning, a rare and lovingly restored property from another time.

    Majestic and Stunning, a rare and lovingly restored property from another time.

  • 2nd bedroom located on the second floor

    2nd bedroom located on the second floor

  • The large upstairs main hallway.

    The large upstairs main hallway.

  • The opulence and character of  this stunning dining room will inspire memories!

    The opulence and character of this stunning dining room will inspire memories!

  • Our billiard room with daybed and pull-out trundle bed can sleep 1 to 2 people.

    Our billiard room with daybed and pull-out trundle bed can sleep 1 to 2 people.

  • The backyard in preparation for another wedding ceremony.

    The backyard in preparation for another wedding ceremony.

  • An early spring blanket of  Edelweiss carpet the century-old pecan grove.

    An early spring blanket of Edelweiss carpet the century-old pecan grove.

  • It's no surprise many have chosen the Howard House for their formal gatherings.

    It's no surprise many have chosen the Howard House for their formal gatherings.

  • A perfect and unforgettable days happen here...

    A perfect and unforgettable days happen here...

  • The front porch is far enough from the road to feel like its own world.

    The front porch is far enough from the road to feel like its own world.

  • Master bath with Italian marble, porcelain fixtures, and private porch.

    Master bath with Italian marble, porcelain fixtures, and private porch.

  • 3rd bedroom located on the second floor

    3rd bedroom located on the second floor

  • The grand foyer on the main level gets plenty of afternoon light.

    The grand foyer on the main level gets plenty of afternoon light.

  • This is the 2nd Master suite however, it is located on the first floor.

    This is the 2nd Master suite however, it is located on the first floor.

  • This room can serve as a TV/sitting room OR a bedroom.

    This room can serve as a TV/sitting room OR a bedroom.

  • The large front yard is enclosed by a gorgeous custom wrought iron fence.

    The large front yard is enclosed by a gorgeous custom wrought iron fence.

  • A huge backyard and soft lighting are perfect for  entertaining.

    A huge backyard and soft lighting are perfect for entertaining.

  • With over a full acre of enclosed back yard space, hosting a group is a snap!

    With over a full acre of enclosed back yard space, hosting a group is a snap!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    15
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Estate
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
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  • Calendar last updated 07/12/2016
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