This immaculately restored, turn-of-the-century free-style Queen Anne Victorian was built by furniture maker and dealer Mr. M. H. Abbott in 1906 with an original street address of 109 Park Avenue.
The home was one of many along storied Park Avenue that lined the gateway to what was then Lemuel Pratt Grant's Park, the city of Atlanta's first public park.
Mr. Abbott was the secretary-treasurer of a furniture store he co-owned with a Mr. McKinney. The store, Abbott & McKinney House Furnishers, was located for many years on Marietta Street just outisde of downtown Atlanta.
In 1927, a city-wide changing of street numbers occurred, and 109 Park became 441. In the 1927 city directly, Mr. Abbott was still shown as residing at the home, although sometime thereafter Mr. Abbott's daughter, Elizabeth Taylor, inherited the home from him.
Mrs. Taylor taught music lessons in the front room of the house on a pump organ and a concert grand piano. She lived in the home until she passed away at 102 years old in 2006, exactly 100 years after the home was built.
Later that year, the home was sold to a neighborhood family who spent nearly two years renovating it. The home was incredibly intact since it had been in one family for 100 years, and it was said at the time that much of the interior was seemingly held together by several layers of paint.
They stripped, sanded, cleaned, and stained for months. Doors were dipped, the basement walls reinforced, original floors were discovered through layers of grime and grit, mantels came back to life, and the kitchens and baths were all reinvented.
The entirety of all the exterior siding was removed, the walls were insulated, then new siding and windows were installed. The attic was later completely encapsulated with foam to the rafters.
During this time, a screened porch was added onto the back of the house. In the back yard, a pergola-covered patio area with its own fireplace as added as well as a detached garage with alley access from Sydney Street.
Today, the historic attributes of this magnificent home include richly refinished heart-of-pine floors throughout, 115-year-old 6-panel stained pine doors, a lavishly updated kitchen, period-appropriate baths, plus six decorative fireplaces with much of their original majolica tile and detailed Victorian mantels. Each of the two upper floors also boast 10 foot ceilings with a mix of historic and period lighting fixtures from Rejuvination and Restoration Hardware.
The double-stalled garage currently includes a lift for each stall allowing for 4-car parking (the lifts can be conveyed with the right offer). The home also includes extensive in-home wiring for security and sound, and includes high efficiency appliances and mechanical systems (like dual tankless gas water heaters).
In this section of Park Avenue, you're just steps away to everything in the city. The I-20 entrance via Boulevard is just a minute away by car. And you're right down the street from the Park itself, plus tons of restaurants and bars are just around the corner. The Beltline is just a 5-minute bike ride away.
The APS school line-up for 441 Park is the prestigious Parkside Elementary School, which feeds into King Middle School as well as Maynard H Jackson High School, which offers the International Baccalaureate program and which reported the highest graduation rate of any Atlanta area public high school for the 2017-2018 school year. Plus, there's Wesley International Academy (with a full-immersion Mandarin program) is just down the street and open to any elementary-aged student living within the city limits of Atlanta. 441 Park also lies within the tier 1 section zone for Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, with its elementary campus in Grant Park and middle school campus in neighboring Ormewood Park.
Leave the car at home and set out on foot to do some quick shopping just a block away at the weekly Grant Park Farmer's Market located at the Milledge Fountain, or walk around the corner to Dakota Blue, Grant Central Pizza, Grant Park Coffeehouse or Mediteranea. Just over I-20, all your local grocery shopping needs are met at Grant Park Market, pick up a bag of mulch next door at Shep's Ace Hardware, or grab some curbside grub from any restaurant with a 5-block radius at places like Six Feet Under, Little Tart Bakeshop, Gather, Full Commission, Firepit Pizza, Carroll Street Cafe, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Petit Chou, Wonderkid, Augustines, Agave, Republic Social House or Ziba's Bistro.
In recent months, the adjoining neighborhoods of Grant Park, Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown, and north Ormewood Park have been transformed into a new intown epicenter. Close-by developments include the Larkin in Grant Park, Alta Dairies in Reynoldstown, and Madison Yards in Reynoldstown which features the Lucky and Lady Pet Spa, Orangetheory fitness, a Publix and AMC Theatre complex. And just a few blocks the south of the home, The Beacon complex next to the south leg of the Beltline has brought forth dining establishments like Patria Cocina, Buteco Coffeehouse, Hoto Hoto Ramen and Cardinal.
Positioned perfectly just half a mile south of the the I-20 corridor at the Boulevard / Zoo Atlanta entrance and exit ramps, your morning commute to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is a predictable 10- to 15-minute door-to-door rideshare trip against traffic. Grady Memorial Hospital is a five-minute drive, while Emory University Hospital Midtown is just 10 minutes away and Piedmont Hospital is 15 minutes away. Prefer taking Marta? The King Memorial Marta Train Station is just a 9 minute walk up the street.
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