'Gone With the Wind' Author Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta Apartment (House of the Day)

Margaret Mitchell made her home in the top floor condo of this building.
Curbed logoBy Josh Green

Across the street from the Botanical Garden in Atlanta, a two-bedroom condo at 1 S. Prado defines cozy. Its solid bones translate through listing photos, but the most appealing aspect of the Neil Reed-designed building lies in what's no longer there: Atlanta's matriarch scribe, Margaret Mitchell.

The 1920 building is dedicated to Mitchell, who lived here for a decade beginning in 1939. The day after her death, her secretary and the building custodian burned the original "Gone With the Wind" manuscript in the boiler room, according to placards on the building. As for the top-floor condo, it's got 1,332 square feet, a separate dining and living room (sorry, open floor-plan zealots), a sun porch-slash-office and city views. The ask is $310,000.

Beware that, as with other buildings in this area, the number of assigned parking spaces (one) doesn't necessarily correspond with bedrooms.

This story was originally published on Curbed.


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