A house is sometimes worth a million words, don't you think? It can tell a lot about the people who live there (if you want to glean what our house says about us, take a tour here) or even about the town or time in which it was built.
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of this house, built in the 1920s in Atlanta while we were in ATL this past weekend. (Read more about that here and here.)I have a much easier time learning history through actual story, and this family had an interesting one! They had this house built after two house fires in their downtown house. Guess how much they paid for it...
Yep. I guess it was a lot of money then, but it still seems a little low to me! This house (and the 28 acres, farm, and 6-car garage) was given to the Atlanta Historical society when the owner died. All of her original furnishings are pretty much exactly where she left them, even though the historical society extensively renovated the house (and added AC, thank goodness!). And how much is this little beauty worth now?
About 12 million.
I'm definitely thankful for our home and what it says about us (yes, even the coloring on the walls, when I think about it), but I'm glad to walk through something a little more glamorous now and then.
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