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...
This week’s featured property, Villa del Sol, dazzles the senses with its vast scale and creative Europesque design. Conveniently located ITP, just off of Powers Ferry, it is comprised of six bedrooms, seven full baths, and three half-baths, and it has an au pair suite for live-in help. At $1.9M, the comparatively affordable price tag is hardly worth mentioning, although you should know that this corporate-owned home once sold for $4.2M (property bubble pricing, no doubt). What really sticks out about this unique home is its grandiose styling and decor, which is sure to raise eyebrows.
Any True Blood fans out there will agree that this jaw-dropping property is strongly reminiscent of the antebellum-mod estate of Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi. With the exception of its abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows and french doors--which let in too much sunlight and would have to be covered to suit a creature of the night--all the right details are there: the luxe furnishings, the wood-paneled study, and the occasional creepy marble statue. A sweeping double staircase flanks the grand foyer, creating an impressive reception area for the Who’s Who of the supernatural underworld. A snazzy red and black motif in the home theater brings to mind Fangtasia or some such vamp hangout. Roleplay Botticelli’s Birth of Venus under the replica half-shell that frames one of the spas, or just take a leisurely soak in the master bath, where a cleverly situated fireplace will warm even the coldest-blooded beings.
But perhaps the “vampire royalty” vibe isn’t selling you on this home. If you’d rather be in the midst of an exciting murder-mystery, I should note that some of the rooms in this place look like they’re straight out of that classic board game Clue. The anteroom just off the foyer with the black-and-white checkerboard floor, while not really a conservatory, sure does seem like the kind of place you’d find a bloody lead pipe that was dumped there by Professor Plum. That eternal jet-setter Miss Scarlet could conceivably bag an unsuspecting victim by plying them with booze at the pool's classy swim-up bar. There might even be some secret passages that connect the far corners of the house. But you won’t know until you take a tour and see for yourself!