We continue our tour of Atlanta area historic homes today with Swan House, another home that, like the Margaret Mitchell House, is managed by the Atlanta History Center. My colleague, Howard Pousner, explained that even before going on the tour, this home always caught his eye. It’s easy to see why.
You can see the other homes we’ve visited so far in the History category.
History: One of Atlanta’s favorite residences, it was designed by celebrated Atlanta architect Philip Trammel Shutze, who adapted Italian and English classical styles in this 1928 mansion for Emily and Edward Inman, heir to a cotton brokerage fortune.
Tour: Guided walk-through is done in 45 efficient minutes, which gives you time to explore the well-tended grounds that link to the woodsy History Center campus, as well as visit the Swan Coach House, whose gallery is hosting 300-plus small works in the holiday exhibit, “Little Things Mean a Lot.”
Holiday offerings: Decked in garland and wrapped in red ribbon, Swan House will have a holiday glow during the Atlanta History Center’s Candlelight Nights on Dec. 8 (featuring harpist Catherine Rogers) and Dec. 15 (vocalist Tara Nixon).
The Atlanta History Center has just launched a dual ticket deal, giving people interested in visiting the History Center and the Margaret Mitchell House entry to both for 25 percent off. Prices for the dual ticket, valid for nine days from date of purchase: $20; $16 seniors; $11 ages 4-12; free under 4. Dual tickets can be purchased at either site.
Information: 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com.