Tour Stop Six: 702 Boulevard
Michael, Maggie, James, and Knox Weeman
Transplants all the way from Midtown Atlanta, Michael and Maggie were blown away with this 1907 Victorian Cottage—the first and only Grant Park home they toured—particularly by the deceptive scale and all the fun nooks and crannies.
Their favorite thing about the home—in addition to their neighbors—is the front porch that faces West. “Watching sunsets never gets old,” said Maggie.
They also love the vast foyer: “It’s a breath of fresh air, and memories of our children racing from door to door will stick with us forever.”
This home also shares a characteristic unique to this and other historic neighborhoods: the alley behind the house. The land on the other side of the alley housed stables for this block’s horses back in the day.
Original to the home are the five fireplaces—all but the one in the living room have their original tile; glass-pane doors in front of the living room and dining room; lead glass windows in the front of the house; hardwood floors; all the bedroom doors with keyholes; molding on the first floor; and the clawfoot tub in the main bathroom.
Originally a single-story home, the owners renovated the attic and made it into a 3B/2BA apartment in the early 2000s.
Weeman improvements include a kitchen renovation, a “speak-easy” addition to the attic (attached to the larger room upstairs), and replacing the former apartment kitchen with a wet bar.
Another Weeman addition is replacing the faux wood in downstairs gas fireplaces with concrete “cannon balls” as a nod to Lemuel P. Grant and Grant Park’s history.