'Driving Miss Daisy' Home in Atlanta Hits the Market for $1.995 Million (House of the Day)
By Catherine Sherman
You might expect to see a 72-year-old, widowed school teacher in the window or Morgan Freeman parking his car when driving past this home in Atlanta. That's because, according to the listing, the Georgian classic was home to Miss Daisy Werthan in the 1989 Academy Award-winning film, "Driving Miss Daisy." The 6,140-square-foot house is now on the market with a lofty price tag: $1.99 million.
An expanded third floor, making six total bedrooms and 5.5 baths in the home, undoubtedly shows off its size. But the real focal point of the home is its 1920s charm -- and, of course, its Hollywood role. From an elegant arched entryway to vintage chandeliers and intricate woodwork, the house takes visitors on a historic journey. (Catch a clip of the house in the movie trailer at the bottom of this post.)
It's also reminiscent of the film's four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Jessica Tandy and Best Adapted Screenplay. In fact, the film is reportedly the only off-Broadway production ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
This is one of our favorite Hollywood homes -- and since we're on that topic, this is a perfect opportunity to bring up others that have caught our attention. There was the totally creepy house featured in the first season of "American Horror Story" (which has decidedly un-creepy Tiffany stained-glass windows). Then there was the home in "Strangers When We Meet," with its gorgeous walls of glass. And, of course, there was the turn-of-the-century home in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," called TV's "most famous bachelorette pad."
See the listing for the "Driving Miss Daisy" home for more details.
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