81 Spruce Street Northeast Atlanta, Georgia, 30307 United States
- Price $2,150,000
3 Full1 Partial
5,637 Sq Ft.
Single Family Homes
Historically Preserved Beauty with Guest House
Set on a tree-lined street with a cobbled drive, 81 Spruce Street’s Edwardian four-square architecture evokes turn-of-the-century nostalgia and an elegance only bestowed by time. Offering 21st-century amenities while showcasing historic craftsmanship and character at every turn, this lovingly preserved Inman Park gem includes a restored carriage house (now a guest house), a lovely wraparound porch, a restored porte cochère, a lovely garden room addition and an aerie.
Beautiful heart pine comprises the majority of the home, including the framing, siding and all the interior finish. Built circa 1895, it has gone through three decades of development and restoration, with carefully preserved period details—such as refinished hardwood floors, vintage hardware and fixtures, gorgeous millwork, graceful pocket doors, a total of six fireplaces (three working) and more—alongside contemporary updates and additions for a truly bespoke living experience.
From its rebuilt chimneys, copper gutters and new Douglas Fir balusters on the front porch to its lead-free paint job and updated masonry work evident in the repointed front entrance walls, brick pathways and new granite entrance stairs, the exterior extends a warm invitation to explore a heritage steeped in Atlanta history. Originally connected to Downtown Atlanta by a trolley line via Edgewood Avenue at the turn of the century, split into multiple rental units in the 1950s and used for legendary parties in the 1980s, the home’s connection to the city runs deep.
Inside, discover a rare combination of historic charm and modern convenience. A garden room addition featuring a 13-foot tongue and groove ceiling, green granite tile with a natural quartzite floor and double-glazed Marvin windows gracefully blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, flooding the back of the house with natural light. Relax beside the built-in fountain feature or climb the circular stairs to the garden study above. French doors open from the garden room to the pantry and breakfast area addition (featuring custom cabinetry and Arroyo lamps), remodeled from what used to be service rooms. An upstairs addition of a laundry and closet room displays an Elfa closet system with a Miele washer and dryer. The most recent restoration project, a beautiful open kitchen that fulfills the wish of every home chef, offers stainless steel appliances and plenty of prep space. A complete renovation of the primary bathroom features Porcelanosa porcelain tiles, Dornbracht fixtures and a Palmer vanity structure. Each restoration and addition project has maintained the integrity and original footprint of the home.
The completely restored carriage house took five years to rebuild, an undertaking that incorporated large architectural elements rescued from area structures under demolition, as well as salvaged original street cobbles from West Atlanta. Fully finished, it received the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Adaptive Use and was featured during the 2022 Inman Park Tour of Homes.
A revitalized garden area featuring bricked paving for off-street parking for two additional vehicles, a terraced wall planting scheme and a partial border fence adds beauty and bloom to the exterior. Located in sought-after Inman Park, Atlanta’s oldest neighborhood. This home is convenient to Krog Street Market, shopping, dining and entertainment and all that Intown has to offer.
Amenities & Features
- Listing Details
- Property IDWMKXGB
- Property typeSingle Family Homes
- Marketed ByAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
- Listing Price$2,150,000
- CountyFulton County
- School DistrictAtlanta City
- Utilities & Building
- Year Built1895
- property taxes$18,710/Year
- Lot Size UnitAcre(s)
- Lot Size0.39
- coolingAir Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Zoned air-conditioning
- OtherForced Air, Gas Heating, Public Sewer Service, Municipal Water
- AmenitiesA/C, Balcony, Dishwasher, Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room, Fenced Yard, Guest House, Kitchen Island, Library, Refrigerator, Security System, Tile Flooring, Walk-in Closet(s), Hardwood Flooring, Porte-Cochere, Privacy Fence, Washer Included, Dryer Included, 4+ Fireplaces, Vaulted Ceilings, Cable, Wood Fence, 1 Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, Ceramic Flooring, in-law suite
- Full Bathrooms3
- Partial Bathrooms1
- appliances / InclusionsMicrowave Oven, Range and Oven
- BasementCrawl Space
- Additional Features
- FeaturesCity / Town Street
- ConstructionCedar Siding, Stone, Composition Shingle Roof