The exquisite home along with its fascinating history is ablaze with the Atlanta real estate market for $ 5.7 million.
House with five bedrooms and 5.5 with extra bathrooms the first house with electricity in Atlantareports Mansion Global.
“It was built by Georgia Power’s first CEO, a guy named Preston Arkwright,” said listing agent Sam Bane of Mansion Global.
Lawyer Arkwright was hired Georgia Electric Light Company shareholder Henry Atkinson “Charter a company called the Georgia Railway and Electric Company and merge many lines of tram cars and their power plants into a new firm,” reports the Upper West Side of Atlanta.
Arkwright used baseball to increase the number of passengers by buying the lower league team Atlanta Crackers and forcing them to play near its tram line in 1906, the Upper West Side of Atlanta said.
Arkwright lived in the house until his death in 1946reported the Library of Congress.
Located on 2.8 acres, the house was “designed with entertainment,” according to a list on Realtor.com, and it seems so when viewing a series of photos of both the interior and exterior. High-end features of the manor include:
The house was renovated to keep up with modernity, in 2004 by architect Keith Summer, but managed to retain some original elements, according to Mansion Global.