This estate home combines gracious Southern style with a hip, wine country attitude. It has 4 BRs, 4 full- and 2 half-baths, 3 fireplaces, a walk-out terrace- level guest suite, entertainer's kitchen and niches everywhere to relax or party.
The home is situated on 50 acres in the newly-designated Dahlonega Plateau American Viticultural Area, surrounded by working vineyards, wineries and breathtaking mountain views. The property has hay fields, barns, woods, a pond and recreation areas.
Hay is currently produced on about 30 acres of pasture. This bucolic scene includes panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Several neighboring wineries and the new Z. Brown Distillery nearby further enhance the area's agri-tourism appeal.
This home is quite large, but it feels cozy, snug and intimate nestled into a wooded area of the property. There are two full stories, a walk-out terrace level below, a walk-in attic and a 2-story garage with stairway access to a bonus area.
The property has extensive road frontage on county-maintained Damascus Church Road, but gravel roads, hiking trails and underground utility lines keep the rural feeling. There is some professionally-installed fencing along the property frontage.
This one-acre, spring-fed pond was professionally sited, designed, permitted and constructed and has been immaculately maintained. There are also two government-designed and approved erosion control dams on the property.
A wide, wrap-around, rocking chair porch sets the stage for gracious living in this traditional, Southern-style home. Cool breezes blow under the high tongue-and-groove porch ceiling. Speakers discreetly set into the ceiling are heard and not seen.
The easy-going front porch is just the place to relax, have a sip of wine and watch the hay grow.
A huge wood-burning fireplace with gas starter beckons in the cheerful, sunny living room just off the front foyer. The oak hardwood floors, crown molding and ceiling fans in this room are examples of the rich detailing found throughout the home.
This spacious dream kitchen has everything, from granite counter tops, a coffee bar and icemaker to a 5-burner gas cook top and warming oven drawer. Plus, there's a bonus behind door no. 1: A walk-in pantry with prep area and commercial sink!
It's no surprise that family and guests like to hang around this well-appointed kitchen. An old-fashioned "keeping room" close to the action provides people a place to be comfortable and even cozy up to a warm fire while they keep the cook company.
The simple keeping room serves as a bridge between the kitchen island and the generous dining area beyond. Tall banks of windows bring the sunshine in, and a doorway beside the coffee bar leads out to a large entertaining patio.
Pine floors, a playful, porch-like tongue-and-groove ceiling with ceiling fans, and floor-to-ceiling full-lite doors with transom windows create a sensational canvas for this expansive family room.
The master suite on the main level is a luxurious retreat, with a gas fireplace and space for a quiet seating area. Quality plantation shutters offer style and privacy. The home's laundry room is accessible directly through the master closet
The master en suite features an attractive, open tile shower space to spread out and splash. Double vanities on the opposite wall are connected by a built-in knee-hole make-up cabinet. There's plenty of storage in this room, too.
Rich, painted beadboard paneling adds a touch of elegance to this large half-bath on the main floor.
A lovely foyer frames the beautiful vistas beyond the front porch. There are three bedrooms-or two bedrooms and an office-on the second floor and tons of walk-in attic storage space. The home is framed for future elevator service to three levels.
A large, upstairs bedroom offers a generous space for rest and peaceful reflection. Plus spacious sitting area, and access to the attic storage.
This full bath is on the second level.
A second upstairs bedroom also features a ceiling fan, and crown molding. All the bedrooms have walk-in closets.
This is another of the full bathrooms upstairs.
A full daylight, walk-out terrace level below the main floor is configured as a guest suite.
This large, terrace-level family room features a tray ceiling with recessed lighting and ceiling fan. Notice: this is a traditional drywall ceiling, not a drop ceiling commonly seen in basements.
The bedroom part of the terrace-level guest suite is massive! Here the occupant has incorporated a full drum set, a home gym, large furnishings and extra seating.
There are three closets in the guest suite, along with this full bathroom. In addition to the guest suite, there is a very large, unfinished open storage area on the terrace level, which houses a 500-gallon water storage system and booster pump.
Everything has a place and a place for everything.
There is additional walk-up storage above the home's 2-car garage. This half-bath with utility sink has an exterior entrance and serves the garage and garden shed.
Among the most alluring features of this estate are the many seamless transitions that have been created, such as between agriculture and residence, indoors and outdoors, natural and cultivated, hardscape and garden, utility and recreation.
This attractive stone patio with retaining walls is located just off the back door, steps from the kitchen and dining area-an ideal set up for cook-outs and entertaining.
This covered porch with tongue-and-groove ceiling and ceiling fan offers a place to take a break from all the comings and goings on the estate.
Another lovely spot to sit and unwind.
This side of the home's wide, wrap-around porch offers an entirely different ambience and view from the front of the home.
Because of the property's size, its location in the Dahlonega Plateau and North Georgia Wine Country, the lay of the land and breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views, this estate can be enjoyed as is or developed into something dreams are made of.
This wood barn is a picture of Americana. The hay loft has stairway access and the building is outfitted with electrical and compressed air. It features custom sliding doors.
Top notch facilities make the work easier. Next to the hay loft, a professionally-designed metal building has a mezzanine storage area with stair access, concrete floor, shop area with shelving and 16-foot roll-up door.
The tidy property has considerable road frontage and some professional fencing is already in place.