One of Atlanta’s Founding Families Puts Their Final Buckhead Land Holdings On The Market

The Grant Family in Buckhead

It is hard to imagine now, but what is now the Cherokee Town Club at 155 West Paces Ferry Road was once an idyllic private estate set on 100 acres. Called Craigellechie, this beautiful residence now turned club, was built by John W. Grant and his wife Annie Inman Grant in 1917. They operated a farm on the property and raised their children there while managing their many business, civic, and social interests.

John and Annie hailed from some of the founding families of Atlanta (Annie’s Brother built the nearby Swan House). The Grants helped establish Georgia Tech and the Jackets still play on Grant Field today. After both had passed away in the mid 1950’s, Cherokee Country Club (which was just forming) purchased the home and surrounding land as their new clubhouse.

When the Grant family sold their home to Cherokee, they retained substantial land holdings that surrounded the new club. Their land filled the gap between West Paces Ferry, Habersham Road, Roswell Road, and Andrews. The family developed this land and created the southern extension of Valley Road, Grant Valley Road, and Valley Circle.

In all 78 new residential lots were created and sold, all except for four lots. After several decades, these final lots are finally being made available, making space for four lucky new families in the neighborhood. While Buckhead never stops growing and moving forward, it is always nice to take a moment to appreciate the history of this place.  And as Paul Harvey would say “And now….you know the rest of the story“.


The Real Estate

These wonderful lots are a rare opportunity in South Tuxedo Park! You will love having your custom home built just steps from all of the energy found in Buckhead Village, while being able to retreat to the lush privacy of your spacious lot. Whether stepping out for a quick lunch with friends at Souper Jenny, a romantic dinner at Umi or Atlas, or some retail therapy at Buckhead Village District….the best of Buckhead will truly be at your doorstep!

$920,000 – SOLD – This lot has plenty of space at more than 9/10 of an acre! The lot is relatively level on the front half and the home will rest just a few feet above the street and feature a walk-out backyard. The rear of the lot drops down to a stream that is just beyond the rear boundary, which will ensure the forest area behind will remain as a pleasant buffer. The width and depth of the lot provide for many layout options, just one of which is shown below!


$980,000 – SOLD – At a lucky size of .777 acres, it’s no surprise that this lot provides the ideal space for a perfect flat backyard with just enough topography to keep things interesting!


$890,000 – SOLD – If a large lot is not for you, then this .61-acre parcel is perfect. Set atop a gentle hill, the future home will have a great deal of privacy on all sides and a great view of joggers passing by below.


$925,000 – SOLD – This is the largest and most unique of the four lots at 1.07 acres. After crossing a natural stream, the driveway will climb a hill where the future home will rest on top with a commanding presence. Another perk of this lot is that it backs directly to Cherokee Town Club, a huge perk for any member!