Property Details
Historic Ansley Park
41 Barksdale Drive
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Overlooks Winn Park!
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Historic Ansley Park
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~.34 acres
Ansley Park
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Randall Loehrig
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This Ansley Park home is one of the oldest homes in Ansley Park, believed to be built circa 1904 by a prominent attorney named Edgar Adams Neely, Sr. Mr. Neely built the house for his wife Emily and their three children. According to a book called "Genes of Ambition" that was written by Levering Neely, the home originally had gas lighting, a maid's house in the back (which is still there), a small barn for a pony, a garage, and a chicken house. The three children reportedly slept in the upstairs screened porch throughout the summer. The Neelys were big entertainers and hosted many musicals, which often involved their Steinway grand piano. The Neely's enjoyed the home for about 40 years, and then sold it to the current owners. The home has only had two owners and is located on a highly desirable lot overlooking "the Hollow" (now called Winn Park). Behind the unassuming facade are grand-sized rooms with hardwood floors, elevator, beautifully detailed moldings, grand staircase, tall ceilings, and fireplace. Two of the upstairs bedrooms are huge and have a sitting area. The third bedroom is best used as a nursery or office. There is also a full size laundry room upstairs with a half bath and wash sink. The deep lot is highly desirable. A swimming pool and guest house is located in the back.

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What a surprise! When you enter the front door of the house, you'll pass through the large formal foyer and enter into this grand living room. Flanked on one side by a beautiful fireplace and the other side by a grand staircase. From the living room you can access either the front sunroom or the dining room.

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This is another view of the living room. Notice the grand staircase which leads to the bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are huge. The third bedroom is best used as nursery or office. The full size laundry room and a half bath are also located upstairs.

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Here is a close-up of the fireplace. It's a real wood burning fireplace, but gas logs have been installed for convenience. It's simply handsome.

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This is the front sunroom. Originally, it was an open front porch. From here you can enjoy panoramic views of Winn Park.

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You'll love entertaining guests in the large formal dining room.

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This is another view of the dining room.

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An elevator services all three levels.

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The interior paneling of the elevator is beautiful.

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A half bath is located on the main level for guests.

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The kitchen has been updated and is huge. Enjoy a 6-burner gas stove, double oven, and dishwasher.

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The detail work inside the house is very attractive. This is a close up photo of the support column for the grand staircase.

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An antique built in closet system upstairs adds to the charm of this historic home.

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Enjoy the warm summer days in your large back yard. The pool has been covered for 5 years so its condition is unknown.

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This is a view of the backyard from the house. Beyond the pool is the historic maid's quarters. It has two rooms on the main level and a basement level that is currently being used for pottery making.

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This is a view from the front house overlooking Winn Park. Having a view of Winn Park is highly valued in Ansley Park. Winn Park offers a playground, ball field, dog area, ponds, waterfall, and a creek.

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This is the playground in Winn Park. It's literally just outside your front door.

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Ansley Golf Club is nearby.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden is within walking distance. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has gained International acclaim, and will be a wonderful place to stroll with friends.

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Piedmont Park is also just a short walk away. With the 53 acre expansion underway, you will be within a couple blocks of what is soon to be a world class park.

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