Anyone who desires a metro Atlanta home that was previously owned by a celebrity has options.
To name a few, currently listed are musician and producer Akon’s icy white mansion in Alpharetta, Braves great John Smoltz’s sprawling estate in Milton and a property where both Tom Cruise and Lionel Richie lived in Buckhead.
But as far as influence on Atlanta’s history goes, none of them have as much clout as this Midtown manor. It was once owned by Ralph McGill, according to a listing on Zillow.
McGill, a longtime editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959 for editorial writing.
Nicknamed the “Pulitzer Prize House,” Julian Harris — whose newspaper, the Columbus Enquirer-Sun, won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for public service — is also said to have owned the home.
The beachy home, discreetly nestled on a residential road at 835 Myrtle St. NE, is on the market for $1,190,000.
The wooden four-bed, five-bath home was built in 1920. It was last sold in February 1990 for $310,000, the listing from Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty notes.
McGill’s old pad is billed as having large entertaining areas, a rear sun porch with french doors and a master suite with a walk-in closet.
VIDEO: Excerpts from former publisher Ralph McGill's column written in 1963 about the March on Washington