• Tour one of Atlanta's most famous homes, site of Decorators' Show House & Gardens

    By: Nelson Hicks


    ATLANTA - It's one of Atlanta's most famous houses and now, people can admire it from more than just their car window while driving on West Paces Ferry.

    Palazzo Rosa -- or the Pink Palace, as it used to be called -- is the site of the 44th annual Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House and Gardens.

    "Atlanta has so many historical homes, most of them are not open to the public, so we were real fortunate this year to get a home like that (that) everybody drives by and everybody wants to come in and see," Brooke Merrill told WSBTV.com's Nelson Hicks.

    Architects Neel Reid and Philip Shutze designed the 1920s masterpiece for the Rhodes family. Over the years, it's hosted some of the biggest parties and charity functions the Atlanta area has ever seen.

    Several years ago, the home was for sale for $20 million.

    GALLERY: Tour the Decorators' Show House & Gardens

     This isn't its first go round as the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House -- it served in that same role in 1979 and 2003.

    "We had 25 decorators and designers in the Atlanta area to all design a space for us and all of the proceeds from ticket sales are for the Atlanta Symphony Associates and Atlanta Symphony's Youth Outreach Program," Merrill said.

    Whether it's the dining room, master bath or even the hall, there's something to see around every corner. And organizers required each designer to add some kind of musical element to their rooms to pay homage to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and all it does in the community.

    Guests can tour the home Tuesdays through Sundays now through May 18. Tickets are $30. For more on the house, designers and special events, check out decoratorsshowhouse.org.

    This story is sponsored by the Atlanta Symphony Associates.

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