Rossdhu – My imaginary visit

Just behind Peachtree Street in Atlanta, runs Andrews Drive. And there you will find a Tudor treasure called Rossdhu. This amazing tribute to Scottish architecture was built in 1918, and has been updated to have old world beauty, but modern amenities. As I drive by, I see chimneys that promise a warm repose, a porte-chochére to keep all dry in an unpredictable climate, and a delightful exterior design that hints of exciting rooms inside.

This home is named “Rossdhu” as a tribute to its Scottish heritage, but more on this by following the link. Let’s go inside…
What beautiful panelling, and I love the paneled doors. Inspiring!
The stairway is truly grand with its intricate carvings on the balusters and newel posts, and that lovely  paneling going up to the second floor.
I could’t wait. I had to go right up to that second floor landing. I bet the view of the gardens is lovely here. And with almost four acres of land, there’s a lot to see.
But now we have to go back downstairs and see the living room.
Again, those wonderful ceilings. I love that the paneling was continued on the ceiling, but painted a creamy white to lighten the room. The carved mantel and those elegant windows make for an exquisite focal point.
Across from the living room is a banquet, I mean dining, room. The listing says it will seat twelve, but I have a feeling that this dining room could handle more.  I can just see a Christmas dinner with the fire blazing and loved ones around the table.
Down a hallway and we wander into this inviting library. If you have a reader in the family, you would know where to find her. Again, I love that doorway.
I have enjoyed my visit, but now is time to go. I’m a little excited that it’s been a rainy week, because I know that I have the luxury of picking up my car in that lovely porte-chére and wending my way home.
If you aren’t ready to leave, follow the link for more pictures on this lovely home.

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