637 Polk Street NW Marietta, GA 30064
Due to the health concerns created by Coronavirus we are offering personal 1-1 online video walkthough tours where possible.
This MARIETTA SQUARE CRAFTSMAN style home, featured in “Old House Journal,” is a heart song to Arts and Crafts era enthusiasts, and an homage to Master Gardeners. Meticulously crafted over 15 months through the vision of the owner/architect who designed it, the stunning detail of the period-appropriate design belies its humble beginnings as a modest two-story. The gardens are a botanical paradise, showcasing well-established, hearty perennials under oak canopies, a custom-built, Japanese style bridge, a soothing waterfall teasing relaxation out of even the most restless, a blanket of grass for children and pets to tumble, and the piece de resistance: a stunning Koi pond, soon to be featured for a second time on the Atlanta Koi Club Pond Tour. Stepping onto the Brazilian Tigerwood boards of the front porch, you’ll note the cattail motif of the balusters, repeated in the trim, and the upper stained-glass window. Press the button by the front door and listen for the ring of the vintage telephone on the far table that replaces a traditional doorbell. The fireplace is a complex design of Craftsman tiles and beautiful woodwork, with a hidden cabinet above for the television. The dining room is cheered by custom stained-glass windows, and built-in, glass-front cabinets for showcasing treasures, plus ready access to additional drawer space. The powder room is a love note to guests with a beautiful copper sink, Stickley mirror and warm floor tiles. The gorgeous kitchen with its soapstone countertops and soft grey-green cabinet color is filled with clever upgrades making the most of every nook, and with a view to the office area, secreted away by pocket doors. The main floor primary suite showcases a custom closet and gorgeous bath, bathed in sunlight with classic tile and smart design, including a heated floor and private water closet. The gentle slope of the stairs leads to three upper bedrooms, one with en suite bath, and a beautiful hall bath with timeless style. A media space hides a disappearing projector screen and provides a private gathering spot for family and guests. The lower level is home to the two-car garage, recently updated office, a potting room, workshop, and exceptional storage space. Overlooking the park-like backyard is a wraparound deck with a covered space for grilling just beyond the kitchen casement window, and ready viewing of the mature Koi lazily floating under a second cascading waterfall. Too many updates and unique features to list, but no matter: the written word cannot do this home justice; it must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Schedule your private tour today.
|2 weeks ago||Listing updated with changes from the MLS|
|a month ago||Listing first seen online|