Homes & Gardens

992 Lullwater Road
“Goat House”

Built in 1918, this traditional brick home exhibits Italian and Mediterranean detailing. Renovated and redecorated in 2018, the home maintains its original stairs and bannister, leaded glass windows, front door, and hardwood floors and boasts a new chef’s kitchen, master suite, and garden room. The home is filled with artwork and treasures from the 17th century onwards, and has a small goat farm in the back. Be sure to visit “Moose” the famous Superbowl goat!

1090 Oakdale Road
“Folk Art House”

Situated on one of Druid Hills’ famed twittens — the paths cutting through some of the neighborhood’s long blocks — the Folk Art House was built in 1923. The homeowners’ extensive collection of American and international folk art highlights the home’s bungalow architecture.  In front of the house sits a magnificent American Beech Tree that is more than 100 years old. The patio, pool and guest house were designed by Atlanta architect Jay Jones and the construction was featured on HGTV’s Ground Breakers program.

1102 Springdale Road
“Centennial House”

The stately columns featured on this home’s facade were originally constructed for a Civil War general’s antebellum plantation in Savannah. It is said that the ghosts of the general and his daughter followed the columns to Atlanta and now inhabit the Centennial House. The home was built in 1919 which is where the Centennial nickname originates, and was occupied as a dormitory for nurses for many years.  The “Rock House” in the rear of the home is an ideal entertaining space.

1108 Oxford Road
“The Azalea House”

The “Azalea House” is an Oxford Original Home! Built in 1920, it was one of a handful of the first few homes built on Oxford Road. It is believed to be built by H. W. Nichols, who was a prominent developer in the area. Atlanta natives, the owners purchased the home in 2018 and are celebrating its rich history through their design choices. Their paternal grandparents met on the same Atlanta streetcar line that once ran along Oxford Road.

1269 Oxford Road – Garden Only
“The Secret Garden”

When the owner purchased this 1929 property in 2001, the landscaping was in need of a complete renewal. He had never had much of an interest in gardening until he became inspired by this property. All the landscaping and hardscaping are the work of the owner and his good friend landscape designer David Elis. The resulting shade garden is made up of close to twenty Japanese maples, many fern varieties, viburnum, hellebores, holly, hydrangea cryptomeria, fatsia, and hydrangeas.

1274 Ponce de Leon Avenue – Saturday & Sunday Only
“Springdale Park Elementary” (SPARK)
Formally the “Hirsch House”

Take a walk through history as a local elementary school gets transformed to its original state for the tour weekend. Built in 1924 for J.N. Hirsch, a prominent Atlanta businessman in the wholesale tobacco and confectionery trade, this home is a replica of an Italian villa and was designed to entertain the opera community in Atlanta. The original property included the adjacent home at 774 Springdale Rd. which was built for Hirsch’s son. At one time, there was a formal garden behind the sunroom with steps that led to the Springdale house. The home features elaborate plaster ornaments and detailing created by Steinchen and Sons. Learn about this property’s rich history while taking in some of the finest architectural details of the roaring 20’s.

Park on Springdale and use the pedestrian gate to access the house. The parking lot off of Briarcliff is NOT recommended.

1297 Briardale Lane
“Black Sheep House”

A rare contemporary home amongst the historic homes of Druid Hills, the “Black Sheep House” was built in 2015 and possesses traditional massing and Tudor overtones. The new 6,000 square foot six bedroom six bath home combines large open light-filled spaces with traditional features. Moldings, fireplaces, and herringbone floors give a nod to the historic neighborhood while modern conveniences and ample space for entertaining suit today’s lifestyle. The neutral palette and generous amounts of wall space are perfect for displaying the family’s art collection.