|Two doors down from the "Ghost Hound House." No hounds seen here . . .|
This English-medieval style home belonged to one of the area's premiere artists. I understand the huge windows made the natural lighting perfect for painting. The house sits on the tiniest wedge of property two streets.
|Maggie and Truly know all of the houses where dogs live.|
Officially, this is the Raines-Miller-Carmichael House. We know it as the Oliver House. It's on the National Register of Historic Places . "The . . . (home) . . . is architecturally superb; classical details such as Ionic capitals, a full entablature, and pedimented gables are combined with aspects which express approaching Victorian characteristics - a spacious modified Greek cross plan, bay windows and multisided third story tower. Major interior features include an elaborate columnec niche found in the main stair hall and repeated in several rooms and the magnificent tour de force of a spiraling staircase in the central tower. Elam Alexander's merit as an architect is exemplified in his other Macon structures. This is however, the most exemplary untampered-with survivor."
The Oliver's are very generous neighbors. They regularly open their remarkable home for neighborhood association activities - Christmas Tour of Homes, picnics and movies on the lawn, and pool parties.