I am honored to present the most historic home in Buckhead. The pre-Civil War home, located at 1450 W Wesley Rd, has a rich history! Deed records, the popular Greek Revival architecture, and the method of construction date the home to some time in the 1830s.
4 Bedrooms – 3.5 Baths – $1,000,000
The original location of the home was the North Georgia town of Resaca. It was moved to Buckhead in 1959 by a local engineer and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Walker. They happened upon this historic home on a casual drive through the country one day and fell in love with the charming architecture. Workmen were preparing to demolish the home, so the Walkers had to act fast! They purchased the home on the spot. It was carefully dismantled and moved it to where it stands today – on the corner of West Wesley Rd and Margaret Mitchell Rd. in Buckhead’s Margaret Mitchell neighborhood.
During the Civil War, the most historic home in Buckhead served as the headquarters for a Civil War general. Later, it served as hospital during the Battle of Resaca. It was one of the few homes not burned to the ground during Sherman’s march across Georgia. It did, however, sustain a hit from a cannon ball (the scars were found in the attic rafters). Mini-ball shots were also found in the front columns when the home was moved in 1959.
The current owner purchased the home in 1985 and, while maintaining the integrity of the home’s history and original design, lovingly modernized and expanded it by adding a finished terrace level, a very charming and fresh upstairs master suite, and a large detached two-car garage. The renovation was overseen by professional architect, Norman D. Askins. Most of the original construction and materials that were brought to Atlanta from Resaca remain intact and add an abundance of character and charm to the home’s rich history. This jewel-box of a home is ready for its next chapter with a lucky new owner who appreciates all that it represents.
Welcome to the most historic home in Buckhead!