While in Atlanta and before my visit to Swan House we took some time on a very rainy day to check out the famous Buckhead neighborhood surrounding the museum.
Buckhead is the uptown section of the city with many large and beautiful homes including Swan House!
Atlanta is surprisingly green (to this northerner!) and most of the homes were beautiful traditional dwellings nestled into this hilly area.
While some people strive for privacy behind walls like the French house 2 above many are situated within rolling lawns.
Don't let the name fool you, there are many neighborhoods within Buckhead and all are not equal! I was shocked at the shear number of these beautiful houses.
All levels of taste and style but one thing one can't say is that they're not impressive
I had to include this photo here of the most intriguing house. It looked to be art deco or art moderne but was sadly grown over; Hard on architectural tourists like me! We were so tempted to drive up the driveway and check it out!
I kept looking for the Driving Ms. Daisy house but sadly found out it was in another area, Druid Hills. The house above reminded me of it though.
I was surprised that I didn't see more stucco houses - apparently my vision of the south is skewed!
Not all of these beautiful houses are old; the structure above is under construction.
One thing most have in common though are front porches!
This house was a bit smaller than most of its neighbors but had the same beautiful level of detail and a great front porch. What neighborhoods in your city are you fond of? Here in DC we have many but I've spoken many times about Kalorama.