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1911 Arts & Crafts

Virginia Highland
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

The Historic Whisenant Estate - a Virginia Highland Landmark

The Whisenant Estate, built April 1911, is the most recognized home in the Virginia Highland. Rumored to be built by E.W. Grove, the master home, mother in law suite and carriage house site on the largest residential lot in the Highlands. E.W. Grove was the founder of the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC and developed the Atkins Park community of Atlanta.

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Old photo of home taken around 1920
Old photo of home taken around 1920
Main Level
Main Level
View of Neighborhood from Veranda
View of Neighborhood from Veranda
Hall Bath
Hall Bath
2 Stories
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,000
Acres 0.5
Lot Size 80x341


  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 2nd Floor Laundry Room
  • Dining room
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Restored exterior
  • Storm Windows
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Pocket Doors
  • Wrap-Around Porch

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Located on 0.52 acres just 1 block from New Highland Park, the master house was fully renovated in 2009, finishing in 2010. The main estate was stripped to its studs and rebuilt with new plumbing and electrical throughout, architectural roof, kitchen, baths, etc. Many historic elements were kept including stairwell, leaded accent glass, 5 fireplaces and much of the original flooring.

The main house has a grand master suite which includes fireplace, beautiful en-suite bath, and a 4th bedroom off the master bath converted to a master closet, all with crystal chandeliers. The kitchen, which was completely gutted, expanded and rebuilt, has top of the line finishes. The 1st and 2nd story porches span the full width of the home and are great for people watching on N. Highland Avenue.

The main home was renovated with solid wood dual pane windows, 2 brand new HVAC units and a tankless hot water heater. In addition, all exterior walls were gutted removing the original plaster so that they could fully insulate the home. Additional floor and attic insulation were added too. All of this creates an energy efficient and soundproofed home.

In addition, there is rental income! This property also has a mother-in-law suite and carriage house currently used as rental units generating $2,570 per month rent.

As you view this expansive property, please consider that buyers can incorporate the mother in law suite into the main house at any time, creating a great office or master bedroom on main.

The property has an expansive front, middle and back yard, all accessible to new owners. The front yard, fenced and locked, is 80 ft. wide. The middle yard, between the 2 houses, is fully fenced and used by the owners. The back yard is 60 ft. wide by 120 ft. deep and full of possibilities.

The current owners have the complete history of the home, including the names of the prior owners and the original application for building permit in 1911 and a photo of the home from the early 1920s.

Archived in May, 2013

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