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At Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty‏, we take pride in our knowledge of the most luxurious homes in the city of Atlanta and the metro area. A great deal of these homes are historic Atlanta treasures and some like Rhodes Hall, are not for sale. However, we still feel that special homes deserve special recognition. Today, we would like to highlight Rhodes Hall, better known as “The Castle on Peachtree”.

The residence was built in 1904 for Amos Rhodes, the founder of Rhodes Furniture. After his death in 1928, it was deeded to the State of Georgia by his children and has been an Atlanta landmark for generations. The estate is generally described as being an example of Romanesque Revival style, which makes it one of the only such buildings in the entire state.

A number of rare materials were used to build the home including mahogany from the West Indies and granite from Stone Mountain which was transported over 25 miles to the site in wagons carrying 500lb blocks.

The interior of the house is adorned with a tremendous series of stained and painted glass windows which depict the rise and fall of the confederacy from Fort Sumter to Appomattox.
Amos Rhodes paid $50,000 (1.2 million in 2014 dollars) to build the house he called Le Reve or “The Dream”. Today, the castle remains as a survivor or Peachtree Street’s prime as Atlanta’s premiere residential drive and serves as the ultimate counterpoint to Midtown’s high-rise skyline.

Visitors can take daily tours of the house and learn about its rich history as well as hosting events there. It is also the home of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization.

It was stated by one author after the house was built that “In the war of wealth and opulence waged along Peachtree Street at the time, it can be said that Amos Rhodes’ fortress won hands down.”

For more information:
Jay Bailey – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
3290 Northside Pkwy #200 Atlanta, GA 30327
(678) 557-6971