Historic Roswell home anchors new community off Canton Street

FrontDoor Communities restores a 19th-century homestead at heart of a new development.

Metro Atlanta developers are notorious for their “out with the old, in with the new” mentality, regularly demolishing historic structures to make way for shiny new mixed-use developments. Fortunately, Atlanta-based FrontDoor Communities took a different path after purchasing a 16-acre swath of historic downtown Roswell last May for $6.9 million.

While the site will host a new development of 13 houses and 27 luxury townhomes, the 158-year-old Goulding House at the heart of the property will remain intact as a single-family residence. It will also become the centerpiece of the new community, inspiring the architecture of the homes constructed around it.

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