The Swan House – A Nestled Treasure in Buckhead
It’s funny just how “in the city” you can be and yet a block away there sits this treasure of a house. That’s one of the things I love about the South, Georgia especially – all of these little fantastic places you find yourself on random occasions.
I learned about the Swan House a few months back, when my good friend Burney gave me a book to read – but it wasn’t until my sister Kate suggested we should go see the property that it really caught my eye. I was surprised to find the house just blocks away from where I used to work next to some high rise buildings. You couldn’t see the buildings from the Swan House, but I knew they were there just beyond the tree line.
Anyway, this house is spectacular – the lawn is this cascading green field that slopes from the back porch all the way down to the next street over. I can imagine the types of parties someone might have had there once upon a time. It really is a sight to behold. No pictures are allowed inside, but the tour is great – the woodwork is phenomenal (from a woodworker in Cincinnati), and the black and white marble floors are incredible.
What a beautiful house – I’m so glad the Atlanta Historical Society owns and keeps the property on the up and up – it’s really a treasure to find in Buckhead.
Just couldn’t help myself. Love my shoes….