735 Penn Avenue • Atlanta, GA 30308

735 Penn Avenue

Fireside living room

Book about the home's original architect

Built in 1923 and loaded with charm

Watch the world go by from the wonderful sunroom

High ceilings and beautiful wood floors throughout

Dining room

Plantation shutters in living and dining room

Eat-in kitchen

Window seat

Large open bright kitchen

Restored original cabinetry

Original hardware

Center island with period-style pendant lighting from Restoration Hardware

Waterstone fixtures

Renovated within last 5 years

Unique curved wall

Bedroom #1 - All rooms are large

Heated floors, walk-in shower and period-style fixtures

Bedroom #2. Original wall sconces in main level bedrooms.

Heated towel rack and floor with original clawfoot tub

Bedroom #3

Center hallway

Upper level loft

Bedroom #4

High-efficiency foam insulation in attic

More of the beautiful original wood floors

Bedroom #5 with dormers

Huge room - perfect for new primary suite

Wall of deep built-in closets

Bedroom #6 on lower level

Ideal for au-pair, in-law or teen suite

Private bathroom off bedroom #6

Deep 1-car garage

Rear of home


Grilling station and also garage entrance

Relax and enjoy

Home featured on Midtown Garden Tour numerous times

Side gate

Original 1923 front of house rendition

Original 1923 side of house rendition

Intricate fireplace detailing

Fabulous detail on living room original sconces

French door hardware in excellent working condition

Front door chain still working after 100 years

Working steam radiators in addition to Zoned HVAC systems

Programmable wi-fi for new HVAC but this is for origional boiler and radiators

Recessed niches over clawfoot tub

Restored original sink and faucets

Built-in cabinetry and towel warmer

Original toilet

Flooring detail

Original doors and hinges

Original hardware

Laundry room with utility sink

Restored working boiler - you dont see these every day

Workshop and storage

Front of home

Lead-glass fanlight over doorway

Lewis Crook signature railings

Lavish landscaping

Corner lot

Price: $1,150,000
Property Type: Single Family Home
Neighborhood: Midtown
Style: Traditional
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
Interactive Floor Plan

Impeccable restoration of this 1923 Midtown home designed by renowned Atlanta architect Lewis Edmund Crook Jr. Located on a corner lot on Midtown’s favorite street, 735 Penn Avenue has not been on the market since 1979. Since then, it has been meticulously maintained, restored and updated by engineer-owner. The care and attention to detail on all three-levels is evident upon first entry into this gracious, exceedingly charming home. Please see the floor plan for layout. All of the rooms throughout are comfortable, spacious and feature high ceilings, original moldings, hardwood floors and doors. Renovated bathrooms reflect the period of the home but offer everything expected for today’s requirements such as heated floors, walk-in shower, heated towel racks etc. but with original clawfoot tub and restored period fixtures. The recently renovated gourmet kitchen features a huge center island, a blend of new custom and original glass-fronted cabinetry and large enough to accommodate a breakfast / dining area. Upstairs are two more oversized bedrooms plus a large loft/office area and on the lower-level area a separate bedroom and bathroom for au pair, in-law or teen suite. Additional space in the daylight basement for a workshop and storage. Other highlights include a deep 1-car detached garage, copper gutters and downspouts, spray foam attic insulation, additional booster heating from original steam radiators and restored, working boiler. Zoned HVAC 2016/2018 and hot water heater 2020. Slate roof in excellent condition. Original features include light fixtures, lead glass fanlight over front door, window and door hardware throughout.  Professional, mature landscaping with back yard sanctuary featured numerous times on the Midtown Garden Tour. Blocks to Midtown dining, entertainment and shopping, Piedmont Park and Atlanta Beltline, O4W park and Ponce City Market, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and so much more.

Points of interest and upgrades

  • 6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms
  • 1-car detached garage with automatic door opener
  • 4-sided brick home
  • Front entry steps with curved wrought iron railings (signature of Lewis Crook Jr.)
  • Slate tile roof in excellent condition. Owner has inspected annually
  • Copper gutters and downspouts
  • Original windows with weights all in working order
  • Refinished, original wood interior doors with glass knobs and brass hinges
  • Original floors throughout most of home
  • Lead-glass fan window over original front door with rare 1920’s retractable door chain
  • Living room with hand carved fireplace surround and gas-log insert
  • Solid wood ceiling, wall, chair and picture moldings in living and dining room
  • Plantation shutters. Original fan-light windows in upstairs front bedroom.
  • Beautiful, intricate wall sconce lighting from 1923 throughout main level
  • French doors with original details such as hand-blown glass, brass locking mechanism and hinges
  • Sunroom with original tile flooring and operable floor-to-ceiling windows plus screens
  • Central hallway with built-in bookcase and adjustable shelving, a charming, curved corner wall, a large storage/coat closet and a wide linen closet again all with original doors and hardware
  • Kitchen was remodeled 5 years ago, and features include:
    • Thermador gas cooktop with built-in downdraft exhaust
    • Waterstone faucet with hot water dispenser plus soap dispenser
    • Large center island with Quartz countertop and Kohler sink
    • Restoration Hardware pendant light fixtures over island
    • New light fixture with linen shade over breakfast table
    • Bosch dishwasher, KitchenAid oven and Sharp convection microwave
    • Restored the original floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry and hardware including sliding glass doors
  • Both main level bathrooms have been remodeled and features include:
    • Heated flooring
    • Towel rack warmer
    • Original 100-year-old pedestal sink, toilet and clawfoot tub (hall bathroom)
    • Recessed cabinet and glass shelving with accent/night lights
    • Recessed niches set into wall above clawfoot tub for convenience
    • New period-style Toto toilet and sink (Jack and Jill bathroom)
    • Walk-in (no-step) frameless shower with Kohler fixtures
  • Large loft space between the two upstairs bedrooms for additional living space
  • Foam insulation by Reliable Heating & Air installed in the attic in 2016
  • Zoned HVAC systems, both with programmable Wi-Fi thermostats. Upstairs installed 2018. Downstairs installed 2016 and includes high efficiency air cleaner
  • New water heater installed in 2020. Main electrical panel 200AMP and sub-panel 100AMP
  • Original steam radiators still in place with working refurbished boiler for backup heat should the need occur
  • Dimmer lights throughout most of home and exterior lighting in front of house and arbor
  • Professionally landscaped gardens have been on the Midtown Garden Tour numerous times
  • Spacious lower-level bedroom and bathroom for au-pair, in-law or teen with wonderful brick wall accent
  • Laundry in huge daylight basement with large utility sinks and space for folding table
  • Large daylight basement area for workshop or storage
  • Crawl space encapsulated with vapor/moisture barrier on wall and flooring and includes a dehumidifier. Installed in 2016 by AquaGuard. Keep in mind an engineer has lived in this house for 43 years and nobody maintains a home like an engineer!

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