c. 1843/1914 – Marietta, GA

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473 Cherokee St NE, Marietta, GA 30060

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  • $1,900,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 8 Bath
  • 9692 Sq Ft
  • 5.8 Ac.
Ivy Grove, one of the most historically significant homes in the state is located within blocks of Marietta's town square and on its unique 5.8 acres, has a large pool, spa, pool house, tennis courts, sweeping meadow, ancient oaks. The interior features massive rooms with marble mantles, arched entries with substantial millwork, grand staircase, library, sunroom, master suite on main and much more. Previous owners, since the home was built about 1845, have been notables in the history of our state. Current owners are making structural renovations and exterior painting.
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Jim Glover, Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebys
(404) 237-5000
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11 Comments on c. 1843/1914 – Marietta, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Due to a bet I made with my little sister when I was around 11, I owe her a million dollars since I did not buy this house before my 21st birthday. It’s been my favorite in Marietta since I can remember, every time we passed by I had to look at it and especially loved fall since you could see more of the home. One of my childhood favorites, over time my tastes have changed to a much more simpler style but this one will forever be my first old house love.

    I debated on what to put as the build date, there have been a few fires since it was first built. I do not know what, if anything, is still left from 1843.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6717 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      They tore my first favorite house down years ago in the mid 80’s 🙁 .. And let me tell you I was crushed when they did it. Ripped it down in favor of an expanded parking lot for a restaurant which closed 7 years later, and has remained vacant ever since. Such a loss.. Architecturally it was a REAL mutt, but when I was wee little it was just like “The Munsters” house, (my fav. show), and I was in love. I used to BEG my mother to drive slightly out of her way so I could see it, which she rarely did. The day we drove by and it was 3/4 of the way to the ground it really was a shock; and to this day any time I drive by I think of the grand spooky old place and the loser Grandma Joy who ripped it down.. Some time ago I was able to find a picture on the web, I think from the local historical society archive, and clip it for my collection which I’ve posted on my FLICKR page :
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/regulusalpha/11232396004/ .. Sorry, just felt like sharing…

    • says: 103 comments

      Kelly, I was born in Marietta, and even lived in this same zip code. WE left when I was young, so I didn’t know the area, except my aunt’s house when we went to visit. But OH MY GOSH! If I ever win lotto and this one is still active, I’ll snatch it in a heartbeat. I was wondering how Sherman missed this one, and then saw what it said about it in the writeup. I can’t even imagine what beauties he cost us. (He even cost me some of my ancestry by one of the court houses he burned down!)

      What a stately, elegant beauty this is! And the library makes me salivate, as do all those gorgeous bathrooms (I’m a bathroom freak)!

      Did you ever get to go in and actually look at the house? This house makes me feel homesick. I think I was an owner of it in a past life!

  2. Sandy Mom says: 5 comments

    I can attest to Kelly’s love of this house….we couldn’t go through that area without slowing enough to see this Grand estate…Kelly I think your sister can forget the $1,000,000 since your desire for houses has changed….this is the kind of house a little Princess would feel at home in…and you were and still are that….a Princess!!!

  3. Kris says: 29 comments

    I love your story here, Kelly (and Mom!). A sentimental and nostalgic favorite, although tastes have changed. It is beautiful.

  4. says: 460 comments

    This house is nearly perfect. Even the name “Ivy Grove” perfect. There are only two things I’d like to change. One is that kitchen counter thingy, and the other is the price.

  5. norma says: 40 comments

    I love this style of home, has room for books, and not anything I dont like. Thanks for showing this one.

  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11876 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Recent interview with the new owner. link

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