Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood is dotted with historic homes. In March, a 1915 French Provincial property with “Driving Miss Daisy” ties was listed for sale.
Now, a Druid Hills home where a prominent Atlanta suffragette and the first woman to graduate from Emory once lived is on the market.
The home at 870 Lullwater Road NE is listed for $2.72 million.The 1914 English Tudor style house was designed by architect Walter T. Downing, who also designed downtown’s Healey Building and the Wimbish House in Midtown.
According to INtown Atlanta, It was once home to Eléonore Raoul, a suffragette and the first woman to be admitted to Emory University. Raoul helped form the Atlanta League of Women Voters in the early 1920s, according to the university.
“The opportunity to own this historic estate home designed by Walter T. Downing is an opportunity to own a part of Atlanta’s rich history,” the listing’s agent Kellum Smith of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta, told INtown. “I love that this home is where Eléonore Raoul lived and worked. I can envision her in front of the library fire making plans and writing speeches late into the night to embolden the suffragettes.”
The home is more than 6,500 square feet, with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There’s also a carriage house on the property.
“This architectural gem is situated beautifully overlooking the Lullwater Conservation Gardens on approximately two acres in Historic Druid Hills. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the home overlooks a lush forest,” according to the listing.
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