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...
“To see this property is to NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.”
The commanding opening to the listing description of this week’s featured property was actually what first sparked my interest in this admittedly eye-catching estate. There was something vaguely ominous about that opener. It struck me as very “Hotel California”....you know, you can check out, but you can never leave. I had to take a closer look at this place. So let’s take a mental journey down a dark Georgia highway, cool wind in our hair--shall we?
Nestled among the pines of the Georgia Piedmont in bucolic Mitchell, GA (east down I-20 from Atlanta, about two-thirds of the way to Augusta) is a real prize. A fully operational hunters’ preserve, this property consists of a fenced white-tail deer reserve with two hunting cabins and four stocked lakes to boot. It’s definitely isolated but at the same time quite soothing--a respite in the wilderness, just like Don Henley imagined it.
As if the lead-in to this listing’s description wasn’t compelling enough on its own, the photos just reinforce that “Hotel California” vibe. While there are no mirrors on the ceiling of the fabulous master bedroom, the detail on the vaulted tray ceiling makes up for it, and the chic master bath looks like something straight off of an Eagles album cover. With all this space, you have to expect that you’ll get lots of weary travelers and visitors. House your more convivial guests any one of the numerous bedrooms (including four other master-style ensuite rooms!), while distancing yourself from especially troublesome in-laws by putting them in the separate guest house on the property. To summon your company for dinner, simply ring the mission bell (not that this place has one, but it’d be cool if it did). Stop by the chef’s kitchen to get a bucket of ice so you can chill some pink champagne (not that cheap stuff that comes out of a box). Gather all your friends and family for a splendid feast in the dining room, which is fittingly bedecked with a chandelier that’s so wonderfully medieval-retro, you’ll feel right at home carving up the roast beast with your very best steely knives.
The beautiful nightmare doesn’t end there, though. Over the four-car garage, you will find a “trophy room” that is nothing short of breathtaking (in a good or perhaps bad way). With its cozy fireplace and mind-boggling array of stuffed hunting trophies adorning every available surface, you’ll have a “blast” in this ideal event space, which is sure to please even the most discerning party “animal.” And design “hounds” will have an absolute field day with the mosaic-covered built-in concrete loungers in the shallow end of the resort-style pebble-lined pool! Check in anytime you like for just $5.95 million.