It's been a tough few years on the market for Atlanta's gorgeous, pseudo-Italian Baroque Andrew Calhoun Estate—the city's "Pink Castle" has been listed and relisted at least five times since it first hit MLS for $3.5M in May 2011. Now asking $2.5M, the spread was designed in 1923 by local architecture favorite Philip Shutze (he also did the city's Swan House at the Atlanta History Center) and once considered "one of the grandest properties in the South," according to a feature in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
Calhoun Estate, also called "one of the finest examples of classical architecture in Atlanta," includes all of the Southern mansion necessities: villa-inspired masonry, a screened porch, a library with a fireplace, an utterly Gone With the Wind-style ballroom, wooden inlaid ceilings, and, of course, that elaborate, worn pink façade. In all, there's 10,905 square feet, seven bedrooms, and 8.5 bathrooms. Take a look, above.
· 3418 Pinestream Road, Atlanta, Ga. [Realtor.com via Realtor.com Blog]
· Shutze + Reid = Hidden Italian Baroque Splendor in Buckhead [Curbed Atlanta]
· Estate of Grace [Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles]