OF GARDEN AND GRACE - A FARMSTEAD IN ELEGANCE. In the Blue Ridge mountains above the historic town of Dahlonega lies one of the prettiest properties in North Georgia. 86.7+/- acres and stately residence - $1,340,000.
THE LAND is distinguished by many different settings, each with a feel of its own. There's acres of fine-stemmed fescue pastureland and open grassy meadows for rich hay fields or grazing with fencing, cross fencing, and split rail fencing.
Across open woodlands and beneath a canopy of pretty timber, long trails wind their way around the property and invite traverse of anything from two feet to four wheels. Flat ridgeline extensions project out to points that will enjoy fine Blue Ridge Mountain views with a bit of trimming. Although at the edge of the mountains there's much gentle terrain about and you never feel impeded in your explorations.
A small trout stream rushes through the property in noisy abandonment and half a dozen springs distill nature's clearest elixir. Along the fern-carpeted forest floor tumble rocky branches and a spring-fed pond rests quietly beneath the willows.
Additional building sites abound for anything from a gazebo to a hotel and there's acres of amenable space for anything from personal use to events or venues. The setting is high up on the Dahlonega Plateau AVA (American Viticultural Area) and quiet County roads bring you up to a country gated entrance and follow a long scenic driveway up to the home.
THE HOME is a study in tasteful country living. Five bedrooms and three baths, two levels plus a daylight terrace and a guest quarters/bonus room. Strategically positioned to overview the property and with beautiful surroundings, there's something about this home that makes you feel good inside by just being there.
The walkway to the front winds past blooms and boughs onto a sprawling veranda and gleaming decking to a formal decorative entryway with sidelight glass. Behind you are views beneath a shady canopy that extend over the grasslands all the way across the property. With the sweet magnolias in bloom you would not find it at all incongruent if Scarlett O'Hara walked around the corner at any moment.
Inside the formal entry where hardwoods tread below, tall ceilings and spacious rooms greet and every room seems to have a choice window view of the countryside. To your left - a formal dining room peers out to an approach of the home, to your right is the family room with its keystoned fireplace with heart-n-soul warming wood stove flanked by inset bookcases and cabinetry. Further beyond is an office-study with views, great lighting, hardwoods and potential for a ground level bedroom.
The expansive kitchen boasts granite and tile; beautiful light-stained cabinetry with space aplenty adorns vertical surfaces. Sub Zero, Bosch, and Scotsman appliances ensure quality and convenience. The breakfast area pulls in light from a broad-glassed window seat and overlooks a colorful flower garden of prolific blooms. From the back deck off this area is a shady oasis and beyond that back into the sunlight grows a family's worth of robust vegetables.
Upstairs the Master suite enjoys access to an upper veranda with long range views of the property and mountains. Amenities of the accompanying en suite bath include a walk-in shower, double vanities, and "acres" of walk-in closet with built-in wardrobe storage and dressing. Two pleasantly sized bedrooms are down the hall with their own walk-in closets and built-ins, plus a guest full bath.
Far below, the daylight terrace level has entries inside and out with finished space for family, fun, and easy living. Adjacent is a separate unfinished way-generous storage and equipment area with potential for other uses or finishing.
The full three-car garage also has room for the inevitable accompaniments. Above this is a kid's delight bonus room with interior entry and a balcony view of the mountains. Back on the main level inside the home, a large multi-purpose room with laundry center corners at the garage entry and kitchen.
Thoughtfully designed and generously equipped, the home includes a whole house generator, a central distribution water system, twin hot water tanks, dual HVAC systems with nice warm propane heat, and triple electrical panels plus a fourth for the generator. Comfortable for two people but with room to accommodate a boisterous extended family, and the potential for an events venue or light commercial operation is within easy realization.
The location is within a few minutes drive to downtown Dahlonega and the property lies within one of the prettiest areas of the County and offers total peace and privacy. For livestock or little ones, for vines or vitality, or simply as a private estate of scenic beauty and repose in the North Georgia mountains, this property excels. $1,340,000.