Swan House

I made my way to Atlanta, Georgia this past April. I always tend to research places that I am going and I knew I just had to see the Atlanta History Museum, especially the Swan House! This house was commissioned in 1928 at the end of the Jazz Age and is straight out of my dreams. I made sure to take lots of pictures to take you through the house as well.

On my way outside from the Atlanta History Museum!

I love this map! As soon as you exit the Atlanta History Museum this is on the ground to greet you.

The Gorgeous Swan House!

The Swan House was owned by the Inman family who got their fortune from cotton.  Upon entering the Swan House you are greeted by some members of the staff who are all dressed straight out of the 30’s and are prepared to answer any question you might have about their jobs, the family that lived there or the house itself. I personally ran into the Maid, Emma Jean in the kitchen preparing the children’s lessons for the day; the Architect and designer Philip Trammell Shutze who was hanging out around the marvelous staircase; as well as the Housekeeper who greeted me when I walked in the door! There are four floors and most rooms you are free to wander about.

Front Courtyard.

These flank the front door!

Gorgeous side table in the dining room!

Dining Room

Kitchen

Pantry-Prep Room

Pantry-Prep Room. Also she was portraying the maid who was preparing the children’s lessons for the day!

 

I LOVE those glasses!!

The ceiling in the entryway to the library.

You had me at Library!

Library/Study

Look at this gorgeous staircase!

Morning Room. By the way, does anyone have a morning room anymore?

View from the morning room to the grounds.

Foyer, where I was greeted by one of the maids!

Master Bedroom

Wife’s dressing room. I just love the blue and gold details!

It’s a bathroom/dressing room/closet/storage all in one!

I could use a large dressing room like this! 😉

Notice the Swans on the ceiling!!!

Linen closet in the hallway. By the way I think it’s made of Cedarwood as it still smells amazing.

Kids room. They even have a spot for kids today to color to leave for the Inman children!

The note on the mantel is welcoming the children from the Inman kids.

Kid’s Closet/Bathroom

Kid’s Bathroom

Kid’s view to the grounds.

Cleaning Room/Storage on the third floor

Cleaning Room/Storage on the third floor

The Maid’s Room on the fourth floor.

The Maid’s Room on the fourth floor.

The Maid’s Room on the fourth floor. LOVE her window!

The radio under the grand staircase on the way out to the grounds.

Side courtyard off of the Library/Morning Room side of the house. I just love how perfectly perfect it is!

Looking from the side courtyard fountain towards the Library/Morning Room side.

Side courtyard off of the Library/Morning Room side of the house. I just love how perfectly perfect it is!

Side courtyard off of the Library/Morning Room side of the house. I just love how perfectly perfect it is!

The large fountain in the middle of the grounds.

The large fountain in the middle of the grounds. Back of the house.

The back of Swan House

I am a lover of architecture and just adore a house with columns. The grounds are gorgeous and to me all that’s missing is a pool! But all of the many fountains will suffice! The rest of the Atlanta History Museum was actually built around the Swan House Estate, making it the crown jewel of the property. If you are a fan of the Hunger Games you might actually recognize the house as it was featured in the hit movie series. Be sure to venture out to the carriage house as well, it was turned into a restaurant and gift shop. Unfortunately it was closed when I was there but I got to admire it from the outside.

The back of Swan House

The back of Swan House

The back of Swan House

The back of Swan House

A little play house of the side courtyard.

Proposal Bench on the way to the playhouse.

Looking towards the front of the Swan House

Front of Swan House

Swan Coach House. It’s a restaurant and gift shop a little ways from the main house. Unfortunately it was closed when I was there.

Have y’all been to Swan House before? Any recommendations for my next trip to Atlanta?

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