Novelist Emily Giffin’s Traditional Southern Home in Atlanta

by hookedonhouses on June 25, 2011

Emily Giffin is the bestselling author of the novel Something Borrowed, which was turned into a movie starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin earlier this year. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I read several of her novels and enjoyed them. When I heard that her traditional Southern home is on the market in Atlanta, you know I had to take a look!

The listing says, “Price available on request,” but does mention that it was recently reduced by $100k. UPDATE: Zillow lists it at a little over $2 million and has a few additional photos.

The ceiling in the family room and all of the woodwork is gorgeous:

Even better–this photo she posted on her Facebook page of her “messy room” with the kids watching TV in here (love it!):

There’s a mention on her FB page that she’s had an offer on the house, so it may not be on the market much longer.

I love this breakfast nook with the fun light fixture and the back staircase:

The house has 6 bedrooms and 5.75 baths

The back of the house:

It was recently featured in BHG’s Garden, Deck & Landscaping magazine, which included this photo of her by the pool with her cutie-pie kids:

Now if I could just write a bestselling novel and get it made into a movie, maybe I could afford this place! Check out the entire slideshow at CasaSugar and see the listing by The Bayne Group for more information. To learn more about Emily Giffin and her novels, visit her website. (Thanks to Nicole for the link!)

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Karena June 25, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I adore this home Julia, now I am excited to read some of her novels and see the movie Something Borrowed!

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Lathan July 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm


Mary Ann June 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

Such an beautiful and charming home.. Love the “messy” photo…so real! That breakfast nook is great.

Maaike Quinn @ Life with FlyLady June 26, 2011 at 4:00 am

Oh, nice house! The only thing I don’t like that much are the tiles on the bathroom floor. But hey, I could learn to live with them :p

Miss Emily June 26, 2011 at 6:01 am

Gorgeous! Why would anyone ever want to sell it??!

Mrs. Moss June 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

Here is the listing on zillow:

$2,095,000 is a great price for such a nice home close-in to the city. That area of Atlanta has some of the most amazing residential architecture!

'Aunt Amelia' June 26, 2011 at 8:14 am


Don’t know just where this love came from, but I love the idea, dearly. :-)

Gorgeous house. Gorgeous Mama. Gorgeous family. :-)


matt June 26, 2011 at 9:11 am
Love of the Sea June 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

What a gorgeous house. I especially like the outside front of the house and the backyard!

Janet June 26, 2011 at 9:59 am

Love love the kitchen and back staircase. I want that breakfast table too. 😉

Handy Man, Crafty Woman June 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

Yeah, I need to get crankin’ on my best-selling novel, as well…lol

Angela June 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

This is my dream house. I loved Something Borrowed and can’t wait to add it to my home movie collection.

Amanda @ Serenity Now June 26, 2011 at 11:22 am

I loved Something Borrowed and Something Blue. (Didn’t think Kate Hudson fit “Darcy” very well) Those were my two favorites. Her home is lovely! What a nice backyard retreat!

Jessica June 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

If anyone could write a book, get famous, and then buy a house like this it’s YOU!Love seeing the perfect and the ‘real’ version of the family room with the kids…so great!!
Happy Sunday…
xo J~

Kathryn Griffin June 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

Julia, thanks for posting! I love the kitchen!! Heck, I love it all.

Dawn June 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

Geesh, that’s the life!

However, now I’m looking at that open un-gated pool. It would make me nervous to have a pool like that with little ones around.

Maybe it’s not deep at any end but it would still make me nervous.

hookedonhouses June 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I didn’t mention this in the post, but in that magazine article I linked to, they explain how they came up with an ingenious way to cover the pool with a temporary deck when it’s not being used. I thought that was pretty cool!

Ricki Jill Treleaven June 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I have never read any of her novels. Her house is stunning! Thanks for posting, Julia.

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries June 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Beautiful home! I think I could handle driving up to that every day!

Emily A. Clark June 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Love this home—Southern w/out being overdone (and that FB picture made me feel better. . .) Great backyard.

Nicole L. June 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thanks for the post Julia! Still drooling. No kidding…apparently all it takes is to be a great author, be offered to make your novels into movies…AND raise 3 kids. I’m feeling like a little bit of a slacker. I still think that house is too perfect to have 3 kids in it! Ha!

Deb in Oz June 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

This is one of the loveliest homes I’ve seen in a while. I could see myself living there quite easily.

Julie W. June 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I loved her novels, but I think I love her house more! Like Emily, I wonder why she’s selling? Maybe we could all pool our money…! Love your blog!

Kim June 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Gorgeous house! My favorite part is the back staircase in the kitchen. I want one in my house someday.

Brenda Kula June 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm

What a house! And I like her decorating as well. I just started reading her lately. Finished my first of one of her novels. Great writer. The woman is gifted!

Mary June 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

WOW! How does one upgrade from something as beautiful as this???

Megan June 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Love this house! (I feel like I say that a lot on your site, but I mean it!)

I also like her “messy” room pic – it makes the house look real and lived-in.

Luciane at June 27, 2011 at 7:01 am

I love this house! It’s so beautiful! I love all the architectural details and the furnishings!

She has great taste!!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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Noelle June 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

Love it!! I could live in that kitchen alone!!!

GeNae Welch June 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

*telling myself to stop coveting this house*

It just looks so lived in! I’d add some color to the kitchen but who doesn’t want a back staircase?!

cecyj June 28, 2011 at 9:24 am

Love the lighting over the breakfast table and her outdoor chaise lounge is fantastic. Great post Julia!

Sarah June 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

My crazy pregnancy hormones and exhaustion actually caused me to tear up at that bathroom. So beautiful and relaxing!

And I think I like that room a lot better messy, myself.

Lindsay Ross July 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Swoon! Covet!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... July 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

She seems so cool.

Maria July 6, 2011 at 2:59 am

Drool…you had me at the back staircase and it just went on from there. Pretty much the only thing I’d change is to warm up/tone down some of the whites. And I’m a white cabinet loving kinda girl.

On a side note, she’s married to someone named Buddy Blaha? (linked garden article) Seriously? Sounds novel.

b p July 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

is this house vacant?

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