Phoenix House
Old Fourth Ward


94 Howell Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Offered at $1,129,000

FMLS #7129830

1920’s Home in the Historic Neighborhood of the Civil Rights Movement

2,680 square feet

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

Luxury Renovation 2022

 Off-street parking

Original Historic Features

Remarkable Views of Downtown Atlanta



2,680 sq. ft.

On a quiet street lined with Victorian residences, this 1920’s home is steps from the Beltline, bars, restaurants, parks & open spaces of the Old Fourth Ward.

Within the shadow of MLK’s birthplace, it has witnessed firsthand the history of the Civil Rights movement. Today, the Phoenix House boasts extensive historic features including original pine flooring, stained glass, 4 fireplaces & a rocking chair front porch combined with an incredible designer renovation.

Purchased in May as their forever home, the property underwent extensive, luxury updates by the new owners. Sadly, work relocation means a sale before they have lived in the house.

A stunning new kitchen, leading to a level yard, features untouched appliances including an Ilve Nostalgic Series oven, designer cabinets reaching to the 12ft ceilings & an 11ft, single slab marble island. Both the kitchen & bonus rooms feature hand-hewn, heart pine flooring meticulously laid in a herringbone design.

New bathrooms, including an oversized spa retreat in the owner’s suite feature stylish finishes that would only be purchased by owners looking to create their perfect home.

With 3 spacious, sundrenched bedrooms on the second floor, permanent stairs lead to yet another additional bedroom or bonus room also served by a bathroom.

The owner’s suite continues the theme of indoor/outdoor living, with an expansive balcony, stretching the complete width of the house, presenting unbelievable views of downtown Atlanta.

Completely wired as a ‘smart home’, Google Fiber 2G Internet, energy efficient tankless water heater, new HVAC & Nests provide costs savings & functionality.

Location, history, a luxury renovation & incredible views makes this a unique opportunity in Old Fourth Ward.


History of Phoenix House

Located in one of the oldest parts of Atlanta, Phoenix House stands as a testament to the rebuilding of Old Fourth Ward after the Great Atlanta fire of 1917. The fire, that started in the Old Fourth Ward destroyed almost 2,000 buildings spanning 73 city blocks.


Since 1920, Phoenix House has stood in this historic neighborhood to witness many monumental moments in Georgian history

At the end of Howell Street sits the Queen Anne style house where Martin Luther King was born on November 25, 1926. At the time of his birth the neighborhood was booming as Atlanta became a thriving business center with national corporations moving to this growing city.

Martin Luther King Home credit nps_gov

The same year Sears, Roebuck & Co constructed the largest brick building in the Southeast to house their shipping and commercial center. A stroll down the Beltline from Phoenix House, the renowned store features in President Jimmy Carter’s memory as a place he and his family visited while in the big city. Today, the building, known as Ponce City Market, is a well-loved destination for history, art, theatre, restaurants and shops.

Ponce City Market credit Flickr Creative Commons

credit: Flickr Creative Commons

By the time Martin Luther King turned 10, the Civil Rights movement had started in the Old Fourth Ward with pastors and community leaders striving for equality and liberation.

Blocks from Phoenix House, Martin Luther King’s father, and then Martin Luther King himself preached against inequality at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Here they led rallies protesting against segregation and discriminatory actions. It was from the pulpit of Ebenezer that Martin Luther King preached many of his most memorable sermons.


The 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, was marked with 50,000 mourners at his funeral procession that proceeded from Ebenezer Baptist Church and down through Old Fourth Ward.


MLK Funeral Procession

Old Fourth Ward Today

Still revered as the cradle of the Civil Rights movement, the Old Fourth Ward is today celebrated as a vibrant creative community. Located on the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline, it is one of Atlanta’s premier neighborhoods for viewing street art, enjoying restaurants and experiencing the culture of Atlanta.

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