$5,500,000 | Built 1917 | 12,500 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 7.5 Acres
2695 Lee Road # 344, Salem, Alabama, United States, 36874
There’s just one rule when you cross the gate: here there are no worries…you are at the laughing place. This is how the owners of this property describe their half century labor of love. Every square inch of this seven and a half acre estate on Lake Harding in Alabama has been lovingly designed and cherished. Relocated from its birthplace in Columbus, Georgia, and expanded onsite, this tasteful, timeless, southern residence impresses with classical architectural features and unobstructed views of the breathtaking surroundings.
Approached through a hand crafted wrought iron gate and residing at the end of a long, winding drive, a motor court clad with inlaid brick prefaces this beguiling lakefront home. Offering a pleasingly symmetrical facade with nine over one windows, a circular dormer window, and a grand portico, this enchanting home beckons. Enter into the inviting foyer where rich heart pine floors course throughout the home and seamlessly unite each room with an effortless flow. Oversized crown and dentil molding lines the perimeter of the foyer as well as the flanking fireside library and sprawling formal dining room.
A central hallway stretches through the home where light pours into its core from a transom-topped French door lined with sidelight windows. Features of note include a dazzling sunroom with floor-to-ceiling picture windows and a sunken great room with a coffered ceiling, hidden built-in cabinetry, and a bowed window wall with four transom-topped pairs of French doors opening to the magnificent grounds. The gourmet kitchen impresses with beautiful cherry wood cabinetry extending to the ceiling punctuated by awning windows rising from the counter to the crown molding. Panel-front appliances give the kitchen an old-world feel and stone countertops, with a hint of emerald green, add luxury to the perimeter countertops as well as the center island.
With seven total bedrooms, the spacious and private sleeping quarters provide a welcomed respite from the stresses of the day for all who visit. A large wine cellar with room for 2100 bottles of wine provides plenty of storage for budding and seasoned wine connoisseurs alike. A plethora of balconies, terraces, covered porches, and patios pepper the magazine-worthy grounds. A refreshing pool with a large pool deck is the perfect place to soak in the sun when not cruising Lake Harding. The perfectly-manicured grounds are vibrant with a profusion of color and florals from azaleas, Japanese maples, cherry trees, and a variety of shrubbery. Ivy climbs the brick arcade adjacent to the pool as well as the expanses between the garage bays of the four covered boat slips, each with hoists. If you prefer traveling on land, the 12-car garage provides the ideal location to house any car enthusiast’s beloved collection. Bedecked with too many luxuries to list, Pope’s Point has long been the envy of passing boaters who slow down to take in every inch of her splendor. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, acquiring a resort-style home such as Pope’s Point is the dream of many but the attainability of a select few. A luxurious life of leisure awaits. The property is on the market for $5.5 million with Vanessa Kaiser of Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty.