Roswell Historical Society Tour of Homes 2018

THE ROSWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host its annual Tour of Homes on Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Five homes will be open to the public for viewing and offer rare chances to see inside some of the historic, new and restored homes in Roswell. Established in 1971, the Roswell Historical Society is the city's oldest historic preservation organization. Its mission is to collect, preserve, share and promote the history of the city of Roswell and environs. For additional information, contact (770) 992-1665,,

1270 Canton Street 

Built in 2017, this 4800 sq. ft. home was custom designed by the owners of Steel & Cotton and built by Southern Heritage.  A large, covered porch welcomes you into the home.  The foyer flows into the open family room and kitchen. Covered verandas, two outdoor fireplaces and the outdoor grilling kitchen and dining area overlook the swimming pool.  The kitchen boasts marble countertops, a farmhouse sink and built-in coffee bar, as ship lap accents, barn doors and a reclaimed wood mantle complete the main living area.  The flooring is scratch proof in a white arctic finish. The master bedroom is on main floor, with three additional bedrooms, a “teen cave” and a control room for the smart home features. 

1259 Minhinette Drive

This 1 ½ story, Lew Oliver designed and Perry Pettett built 4,000 sq. ft. home was commissioned by the owners who wanted to live in the historic district. The brick dog trot foyer opens to a private courtyard and guest suite, main living area and master suite which overlook a landscaped courtyard and fountain.  Beautiful, reclaimed oak and brick grace the main level floors and the large, gourmet kitchen. The master suite completes the three-sided courtyard space, and upstairs includes a loft and two additional ensuite guest rooms.  The main floor laundry room is equipped with a built in doggie shower and exit to the garden. The home also has a full, unfinished basement and over a half acre lot, with an east facing brick patio and grilling area.

30 Wood Place

This lovely, newly completed, builders personal home, is built on the foundations of an older 1950s ranch.  Several specimen trees, oaks and pecans, grace the half acre lot.  The open main floor boasts exposed beams in the cathedral ceiling of the kitchen, which rests on the former porch of the original home.  The dining and family gathering area open to a rear deck overlooking the shaded rear garden.  The main floor master bedroom extends across the west side of the house.  Three additional bedrooms occupy the upper floor and the basement is currently a teen suite, with an open plan kitchenette, living area and bedroom with private entrance.  The home was completed by the owner-builder, Perry Pettett in 2018, conveniently located near their Crazy Love coffee house.  

34 Sloan St

The house built by the Roswell Manufacturing Company in 1853 as a duplex home for two millworker families and is at the center of Roswell King’s original Mill Village, situated east of the Town Square on a hill that leads down to Vickery Creek and the old mill dam and factory ruins. The village was one of the first in the South and reveals Kings’ New England origins. The building was condemned when Bob and Karen Clydesdale purchased it in the early 1990’s as a restoration project. The exterior is exactly the same as when the mill workers first occupied it before the Civil War. The newly restored building won the Roswell Historical Preservation award in 1994. Today, the vacation rental home is enjoyed by visitors to Roswell, as the Clydesdales continue their efforts to update while preserving.

847 Mimosa Blvd

Newly constructed in 2018 by Reminisce Residential LLC, this home is called the “Three Sisters”. Legend has it that the three Holcomb sisters (Dorothy, Mirabelle and Isabell) returned to Roswell, the place of their idyllic childhood, and built the three houses to remain close to each other.  Boasting modern conveniences with historic features, brick sidewalks lead to the covered front porch. There is a main level guest suite/office, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, farmhouse sink, marble & quartz countertops, open family room with shiplap accents & wood burning fireplace, a wet bar and extensive trim & windows. The master suite barn door opens into a luxurious bathroom.  The daylight terrace level provides additional living and entertaining space.