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This Week’s Over-The-Top Property: The Good, The Bad, and the Gilded on West Paces Ferry

Posted on 07, January 2012 by csadmin

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…

1001 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327

Sterling Hall is one of the more notable newcomers on Atlanta’s Street of Dreams, West Paces Ferry Road.  It presents a regal face of limestone and slate to passerby, with 17th century English architecture masterfully composed by none other than Harrison Design.  Can these guys design an ugly building?  Although the exterior is somewhat calm compared to other Buckhead manors, the interiors are a Pandora’s Box of opulence.

I was surprised to find a little bit of controversy while doing some Google-snooping on Sterling Hall.  It seems that the construction phase was marred by a little bit of naughtiness on the part of the contractors.  Someone who I can only assumed was a disgruntled neighbor went through the trouble of creating a Youtube channel to document the runoff issues of Sterling Hall, as well as the defiance of the construction crew concerning a city-issued stop work order.  Tsk tsk!

Hopefully the bad juju was reversed by the fact that Sterling Hall has been the site of a couple of charity events over the past few years, not to mention that fact that Buckhead  has been blessed with a new level of glamour.  Check out these rooms!  Their actual functions are pretty run-of-the-mill for a home in the 8 Digit Club (hair salon, massage room, theater), but it’s pretty apparent that subtle was not in the designer’s vocabulary.

Seriously, if you’re not accustomed to embassy-level amounts of surface decoration proceed caution.

Public and private rooms are laden with an abundance of intricate millwork, dramatically lit and sometimes gilded.  I’m willing to bet the insane fireplace surround in the great room was sourced from Red Baron Antiques, which is a one stop shop for adding a sense of “history” to Atlanta’s nouveau estates.  Also, the chandelier factor at Sterling Hall is through the roof.  Could any other form of lighting compete in this over-the-top setting?  Do I even have to ask?

If you believe more is deliciously more, Sterling Hall can be your’s for the beautifully simple price of $10,000,000.  While you’re at it, invite your new neighbors to the housewarming party and see if those incriminating videos might be removed from the internet.  A lady like Sterling Hall has a reputation to uphold!

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