$15,250,000 | Built 2002 | 13,500 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 329 Acres
Just outside Macon, Georgia in the small community of Bolingbroke is a substantial brick mansion on a historic 329 acre estate made up of rolling lawns, woodlands, shaded groves, formal gardens and a picturesque lake. Established in 1873, the historic property was once called Great Hill Place and included a plantation established by William Wadley. According to Beverly Hills Magazine, Wadley’s daughter lived in the home until 1920. Many of the original structures on the property have been restored and repurposed. What was once a dairy barn is now a guest house, there is also a caretaker’s cottage and a storage barn. The property is now known as Great Hill Plantation and includes an 18-year-old Neoclassical manor with over 13,500 square feet of interior space, 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. Classical elements include fluted Corinthian columns, exterior dentil molding, a grand entablature, sweeping limestone balustrades and a cupola-topped copper rotunda. Dual brick staircases cascade down from the curved covered entry where Palladian windows flood the interior with light. There is a two-storey library with extensive mahogany woodwork and a curved wooden staircase spiralling to the level where a coffered ceiling and numerous gallery catwalks trace the upper floor creating elegant reading nooks.
Built for grand entertaining, the living spaces in this palatial estate feature soaring ceilings with fine millwork adorning high elevations. There is a double-height formal dining room outfitted with two crystal chandeliers, a panelled living room and large curving kitchen opening to an inviting family room with stone fireplace. Relax and unwind in the luxurious master suite, which includes a fireplace, sitting area, French doors to a private balcony and an opulent bathroom with his and hers vanities, a sunken jacuzzi tub overlooking gardens and an enormous walk-in mahogany closet with extensive built-ins. The surrounding property is picturesque and private with Old English style gardens exquisitely manicured and maintained. There are restored working plantation buildings such as, a storage barn/workshop with room for an RV, tractors and toys, a dairy barn with a silo – now a guest house, a five stall stable with fenced pastureland, a basketball/tennis court, lake with waterfall, beach and dock featuring a covered pavilion with Chippendale style details, which mimics the double front gates at the entrance to the property, a caretaker’s house, stationary deer stands for hunting and the list goes on. All this just over an hour from Atlanta! The Great Hill Plantation is on the market for $15.25 million with Atlanta Fine Homes | Sotheby’s International Realty.