Tour Stop 3
622 Grant Street
Matt, Erin, Baikal, Rybolt and Garvin Miller
Celebrating its 148th year as Grant Park’s signature home, the Burns Mansion once again opens its doors to welcome friends and guests to celebrate the holiday season. Built in 1868, the home was the vision of Captain James Austin Burns, a Union officer who settled in Atlanta after the Civil War to oversee the re-establishment of the railroads to the city. After his death in 1902, the home was purchased by his close friend Colonel Scott, also of the Union Army. When Scott died in 1928, the home became a boarding house and began a multi-decade decline until 1976, when the first of many attempts to restore the home began.
In 1999, a couple of neighborhood realtors purchased the home and continued the 30-year process of putting the home back together piece-by-piece .In 2010, the home was put up for sale again and Grant Park residents Matt and Erin put in a bid.
After acquiring the home, the Millers the renovation trend by hardscaping the yard to suit a young family. The house currently stands as a nearly-restored Queen Anne-Victorian with 33 rooms that include 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, along with 3 stairwells, 63 windows, 11 fireplaces, 7 porches and a well right in the middle of the kitchen. Additional work to complete a home gym and library are currently underway.
As you indulge in all the high Victorian grandeur, be sure to pay special attention to some of the finer details around you. The Bradbury & Bradbury period wallpaper throughout the home was installed by the former owners and is reminiscent of what would have been originally in the home. Remarkably, all of the woodwork in the front of the home and in most of the bedrooms is original to the home.