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c. 1914 Colonial Revival
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The “Boxwood” is a two-story, brick Colonial Revival home located in the Druid Hills Historic District. The original estate, built by Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Rainwater, a Coca-Cola Bottling Executive, comprised over three acres of intricate gardens with boxwoods of all sizes and varieties surrounding the main house, carriage house, boys’ club house, stables, bridle path, grand stand and paddock. Original landscaping included a wild garden, cutting garden, and a walled, green garden used as an outdoor living/dining room. The land was divided in the early 1940s, but the main house, carriage house and walled garden remain and maintain their integrity to this day. The Boxwood is a significant example of the country place era in Atlanta, which featured an integrated design of house and garden using Beaux Arts spatial principles.
MAIN HOUSE: 5 BR/ 4.5BA, Foyer, Formal Living and Dining Rooms, Library, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Study or 6th BR, Upstairs Sunroom
CARRIAGE HOUSE / 4-CAR GARAGE: 2BR/1BA, Kitchen, Laundry, 4 Fireplaces
EXTERIOR-Approx One Acre, Significant original landscape features include ornate barrier walls surrounding the outdoor living area, a central garden pool that includes urn sculptures, a garden niche that houses a statuary, four brick staircases leading to various levels of the garden, and outbuildings, including the original stables, that contribute to the overall character of the property. There are also visible remnants of a path that once led to the wild garden and the staging area.
Archived in January, 2013
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