East Coast meets West Coast in this one-of-a-kind custom designed and built estate home. As you approach up the long drive this perfectly-sited home on 12 lush acres recalls Martha’s Vineyard. Step through the front door and you could be in Big Sur on the California coast. The house combines a mid-century sweeping open floorplan with heart pine floors, vaulted ceilings and beams of reclaimed wood, spacious rooms and large windows reminiscent of the architecture of Robert A.M. Stern. The more than 4,600 square feet include a primary suite on main, complete with fireplace and huge Art Deco inspired his-and-hers bath, a semi-circular sunroom, gracious separate dining room and a two-story garage carriage house ready to become an in-law or au pair suite. Handsome fireplaces grace the living room and keeping room as well. The interior heart pine woodwork, brick flooring, architectural details and craftsmanship, no less than the overall design, mark this home as a work of art. The surrounding land slopes gently away to a beautifully designed private pool terrace in the rear and, off to the side, lovely, clear stream-fed Saye lake invites boating and swimming and is stocked with fish. There is plenty of room to add a stable or turn out shed for horses. The acreage attracts many species of migratory and local birds and the vistas from the house in all directions are spectacular. Located less than an hour from the Perimeter, the home offers easy access to Atlanta’s Hartfield Jackson Airport, is 15 minutes from historic downtown Madison–with dining, health care and shopping–about the same distance to Covington and its movie industry businesses, and 30 minutes from the amenities of Lake Oconee. Athens and Monroe are in easy distance as well.
This architecturally significant home unfortunately was not well cared for by the heirs. The current owners bought it with the intention of restoring it completely, but due to health reasons are not able to continue the work. This property represents a project and the need for additional investment, which is reflected in the asking price.
Updated on August 18, 2023 at 1:01 pm