It is said that the best way of knowing a city is to visit its landmarks and historic properties. Museums are an amazing source of knowledge but they don’t show the spirit of a city as much as buildings that have seen the lives of generations.
This house located in Inman Park is one of such buildings.
Designed by the architect Walter T. Downing in 1902, this house was owned by Ernest and Emily Woodruff and their sons. A wonderful house in its beginnings, it was used as a boarding house for a brief period of time.
Today it’s being restored to give it back its previous glory with a more modern twist. With fireplaces in almost all rooms, original tile work and exquisite carved wood, this house is coming back to life and I’m very happy I was invited to photograph it.