The Craftsman-style home at 52 Westminster Drive in Atlanta, Georgia’s sought-after Ansley Park neighborhood was originally built near the turn of the 20th century. An award-winning renovation in 2009 expanded this historic home while simultaneously enhancing its elegant appeal. The four-bedroom residence now stands as a true testament to the stature and status of one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods.
The renovation paid equal attention to both the interior and exterior spaces to create a home that is visually intrepid and casually luxurious, yet charmingly warm and comfortable. The interior floor plan is expansive and wonderfully open, while the exterior spaces combine a lush variety of foliage and accents with outdoor patio enclaves in an awe-inspiring garden motif.
The masterful masonry of the stone retaining wall, which greets guests as they enter the long drive from the street, is simply a prelude to the crescendo of stone accents present in the rear gardens. Beyond the vibrant greenery of the front grounds, the drive meets a brick walkway and additional stone retaining wall leading to the front porch stairs. The front porch, with an intricately patterned brick floor and tongue and groove ceiling, sits beneath a brick column-supported balcony in true southern style.
The formal entry foyer presents the open interior spaces, high ceilings, design accents and classic trim and molding apparent throughout the home. Oak hardwood floors, which feature patterned inlays to delineate the transitions between interior rooms, lead guests down the main hall farther into the home or up the oaken stair to the second level. The formal living room appears to the right of the foyer through a set of pocket doors. This wide room transition perfectly frames the keystone arched-stone fireplace in the living room.
Another set of pocket doors lead from the living room to the formal dining room. Intricate floor inlays encircle the dining room, which features a beautiful wall mural depicting the flowered branch of a Dogwood Tree in early bloom. The eat-in kitchen flows into the great room. The gourmet kitchen features a large central island with a farmhouse sink, custom cabinets, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The stunning great room features a marble surround fireplace opposite a built-in entertainment center flanked by two windows and a trio of French doors. An additional door to the right of the fireplace accesses a covered, private walkway which leads past the gardens and connects the main home to the two-car garage and carriage house in the rear. Outside of the French doors, a large patio with slate flooring and an outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining.
The master suite on the second level features a set of French doors leading to a private balcony overlooking the gardens, a fireplace, custom built-ins and a sitting area. Additional upstairs bedrooms afford access to the front balcony and an additional fireplace. The terrace level of the home features a large den with built-ins on either side of an entertainment center and a spacious custom-built wine cellar. The carriage house features an upstairs bedroom with a morning kitchen, fireplace and French doors to the walkout balcony.
The Ansley Park address, moments from Winn Park, is merely the beginning of the assets this home offers to its next owner. Brilliant design and architectural appeal easily distinguish this home, even in this Downtown Atlanta neighborhood known for remarkable historic residences. The next chapter of history is waiting to be written at 52 Westminster Drive.
Four Bedrooms, Four Full Bathrooms and Two Half Bathrooms
Offered for $2,500,000