In this weekly feature on Clicks & Mortar, we bring you the most notable or interesting property we can find in the Atlanta metro area. This week’s featured over-the-top property is…
Madison, Georgia is regularly recognized as one of the most beautiful small towns in the South. And within it’s famed historic district sits Oak House, our Over-the-Top Property of the Week. Built in 1835, this 5bed/8bath Neoclassical Revival home has some “Cribs”-worthy features you might not expect to see in this neck of the woods.
Even though the listing claims an 1835 date of construction, it’s evident that the home underwent some serious remodeling circa 1895. And to be honest, some of the interior finishes scream circa 1995, but let’s not focus on that. Outside, an impressive columned facade welcomes your guests as they arrive in the circular drive. Stepping inside, they’re astounded by the triple story staircase topped by a massive stained glass skylight. It’s probably the most impressive period accent of the home, since the real doozies surely weren’t present in the 19th century.
Animals seem to have been a hobby of the previous owners; how about a 780 gallon aquarium in the family room? Now there’s something they should have included in the listing photos! The description also mentions a bird sanctuary, and I’m wondering if that means the strange Neoclassical contraption in the sunroom. The five car garage matches the home’s price tag, but the basement “laundromat” has me puzzled. Is there a charge? Also, what’s with the odd paneled room with center storage podium? I need answers!
This Madison manse also includes a massive pool house, toy train room, and an exercise suite filled with equipment you’ll probably want to replace. I’m just saying. If you’re looking for an chance to live large in an adorable small town, and you don’t remind some minor updating duties, Oak House could be the one. Big fish in a small pond, right?