619 Rosalia St

Amy and Peter Revelas are the homeowners!

Year: 1908
Style: Folk Victorian
Type: Queen Anne Cottage
Home of: Amy and Peter Revelas
Map: 619 Rosalia St

This turn-of-the-century home was purchased by Amy and Peter in 2012, and was previously shown on the tour of homes in 2014. The front of house has largely been left untouched, maintaining a very warm and classic feel. Historical features include 11-foot ceilings, antique brass door knobs, original vent returns, and five fireplaces all with original tile and much coveted cast iron summer covers. It is rare to see a Victorian fireplace that has retained its summer cover after all these years, even rarer to see five in one home!  A consequence of World War II, the government came knocking at homes throughout the neighborhood to collect much needed iron pieces. To the good fortune of the residents then and now, apparently someone overlooked 619 Rosalia.

You will notice that a long hallway separates the sleeping rooms on the left from the living areas on the right. To enhance the picture rail molding, many of the rooms have a two-toned paint color scheme on the walls. You would never know it, but the master bedroom and guest bedroom previously had a joining door that the Revelas replaced with a wall, allowing for more space.

Two years ago Amy and Peter undertook kitchen renovations. Today, it is a beautiful space with cement countertops, exposed industrial cabinets, a Viking stove and microwave, and Thermador refrigerator. The barnwood table was built for its very spot in the kitchen. It was sketched by Peter and made by a woodworker at Scott Antique Market. As you will see, it could not fit more perfectly in its space. Check out that pantry. Then, notice the fanciful door leading from the kitchen out to the back area. While not original, it is certainly is a unique door. The previous home-owner thought so too, and asked to buy it back from the Revelas to no avail.

Once you make your way out on to the oversized screen porch, you have made it to the room of the hour. You won’t be surprised to know that the owners practically live out here. The porch is constructed of cedar planks, which smell heavenly during Atlanta rains. The porch table was also built to fit the porch by the same woodworker at Scott’s. The porch was a recent addition along with the joining closet in the bedroom, which was also built by Peter.

The Revelas are excited to share their home with you, and hope that you enjoy the tour.