This tiny, mighty cottage in Poncey-Highland survived getting bulldozed

“This is a perfect little jewel box of a house."

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Poncey-Highland cottage

Photograph by Patrick Heagney

According to residential designer Rodolfo Castro, one of the most remarkable things about this historic English-style cottage in Poncey-Highland is that it was spared the bulldozer in the 1960s when the block was largely razed for a highly protested, never-built freeway system. Now, it sits on a corner lot gracing an entrance to the Freedom Park Trail with its detailed brickwork, a steeply pitched slate and copper roof, and original single-paned windows with views of downtown. “This is a perfect little jewel box of a house,” says Castro. “It is tiny by today’s standards, but every inch of it is charming.” Slight buttresses give it a subtle strength, and dark trim adds a cozy vibe. But inside, says Castro, who is friends with the owners, it is airy and sun-drenched. “They designed the interiors so it functions like a yacht,” he says. “No corner goes unused, but it still feels spacious and light.”

Poncey-Highland cottage

Photograph by Patrick Heagney

This article appears in our Winter 2019 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

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