In the exclusive Lake Windward community in Alpharetta, down a privately maintained road and behind two secure gates, lies this peaceful respite from the cruel and harsh outside world. This fully custom home was built about 12 years ago and features five bedrooms, six full baths, and two half-baths spread out over just under 9000 square feet of living space. Its direct lake frontage and boat slip open a world of amphibious possibilities, but once you see the inside of this home, you’re not gonna wanna go anywhere.
Built in the style of the grand plantation homes of the Old South, the charming double-gallery facade belies the contemporary eclectic design sense of the interior decor. The bedrooms are decorated to the nines, and some even feature fireplaces (7 in all). Entertain friends in the home theatre or in the piano-equipped sitting room, where they’ll take one look at the fancy “cake decoration” plaster wainscoting before falling onto the silk-upholstered fainting couch. (Hey! It came in handy after all!)
The exquisite wood-paneled, coffered-ceilinged study provides a one-of-a-kind home office space...or perhaps just a nice place to sip sherry over a polite discussion of world affairs. Your personal chef will be over the moon when he sees what appear to be two separate kitchens, one of which comes fully kitted out with double ovens and a butler’s pantry! You can tell just by looking at the details that this home is pure class: Witness the eye-popping chandelier, in addition to crown molding as far as the eye can see!
Aside from the lake access and views, the estate is dotted with other water features--a fancy-schmancy fountain-slash-birdbath and a heated saltwater pool of the gunite variety. A cozy circular wine cellar comes smartly furnished with a cafe table, just in case you feel the overwhelming urge to collapse into a chair and slug from that bottle of 20-year-old tawny port (instead of taking it upstairs to serve with dinner like a normal aristocrat).
Regardless of how you decide to while away your time at this fabulous home, one thing is for certain: $3.25M will buy you this impressive house and a whole lotta class to go along with it besides.