Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Swan House

Swan House is located on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center in the Buckhead section of Atlanta.
Not only are the grounds a pleasure to wander, the interiors and architectural style reflect the essence of high d├ęcor in the 1920’s, which was largely influenced by that initiated in Europe.
Often chosen as the background for many photo shoots, Swan House provides a depiction of the well heeled life of this era. A tour of the interiors is suggested.

Located on the east facade, this niche features an urn which conceals
the window of a water closet.

Essential scalloped awnings, green in color, deflect the hot Atlanta sun.

Numerous urns in the gardens are filled with an overflow of sponge stone, also known as "Pompeian pumice" which resembles igneous rock formations.

Beautiful Baroque-styled gardens

A view from the gardens of a screened porch which was filled
with wonderful period wicker pieces.

A wrought iron garden bench

Scrolled iron brackets anchor this lantern.


Fifi Flowers said...


ArchitectDesign™ said...

I've always wanted to visit Atlanta -just to see the swann house -since I was a kid I was captivated by that photo of the rear. I've always wanted to see the interiors -but photos of those are RARE. I just need to see it in person I suppose!

teaorwine said...

AD, photography was verboten inside, sadly...or I would have been snapping the digital there as well! Interestingly, the home was gloriously furnished with European pieces mostly. However, the kitchen was so very basic as a result of the times. Quite a dichotomy.

Lisa said...

They just don't make them like that anymore! Thank you for a lovely tour & for reading my blog.
Nice to visit with you!