Atlanta’s Ansley Park is no stranger to “born again” homes, and 9 Ansley Drive is a prominent member of this noteworthy club. The historic estate is the birthplace of what is now the Atlanta Ballet and was both the personal home and studio of the Ballet’s founder, Dorothy Alexander. Since its original construction in 1916, the property has undergone several notable transformations but retains its historic tenor.
The most recent renovations involved recognizable names such as Atlanta architect Bill Litchfield, contractor Mike Hammersmith, and landscape architect John Howard of Howard Design Studio LLC.
In its current capacity, the 6-bed, 5.5-bath home offers over 7,000 square feet of beautifully finished indoor and outdoor living space. The home’s interior boasts soaring ceilings and is bathed in rich sunlight, creating a warm, welcoming feeling right as you walk inside. The main level hosts an elegant kitchen with views of the breakfast and family rooms. High, nickel gap wood panel ceilings and skylights illuminate these living spaces, adjoining the screened-in porch and outdoor, wood-burning fireplace. The oversized primary suite features its own private sitting room and sleeping porch, as well as a luxurious ensuite bath and double walk-in closets.
You can find three gracious bedrooms on the third level, each with its own ensuite and walk-in closets, and stunning midtown views! The finished terrace level provides two additional bedrooms, a full bath, kitchen, large mudroom and laundry room combination with garage access, and an enormous light-filled bonus space that was the home of the Atlanta Ballet’s first dance studio. From there, a large flat and private yard awaits!
Ansley Park is in the heart of the city and an easy walk to the best of what the city offers, including the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park, The BeltLine, Colony Square, The High Museum, and so much more.