Bolingbroke, Georgia is a small community near Macon and just an hour’s drive from Atlanta. This quiet town is where we find this luxury estate: Great Hill Plantation.
A Luxury Estate with History
The grandeur of this dream home can be felt from the moment you start down the long and winding gated drive. What is now known as Great Hill Plantation was once called Great Hill Place, a plantation established by William Wadley after the end of the Civil War in 1873. In fact, the luxury estate is nearly as old as the town of Bolingbroke itself. William Wadley’s daughter lived in the home until 1920.
Most of the original buildings from the 1873 plantation were lovingly restored into a new purpose like the guest house which was once the plantation’s dairy barn. There is also a caretaker’s cottage and a storage barn.
A Grand Main House
While the property of this luxury estate has a long past, the 13,500 square foot main house was only built in 2002. As such, the it has every modern amenity a homeowner could desire. However, the designers added classical architectural features to pay homage to a different era.
From the moment you step through the home’s double doors, complete with lion sentries, there is no doubting its grandeur. Corinthian columns surround the circular grand foyer featuring an intricate, decorative inlay flooring. Eyes swiftly soar upward passed the sweeping twin staircases to the heavenly mural in the rotunda. Other elements of the Georgian style include ornate dentil mouldings, limestone balustrades, Palladian windows and a cupola.
Nearly every room in the 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom house is elegant and dramatic. The decidedly French-style decor of the dining room will make the perfect venue for elaborate dinner parties. Spacious enough to easily accommodate a table for 10, the room features twin crystal chandeliers, a two-story ceiling and beautiful inlay flooring.
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Deep, rich woods fill the library. With two floors and an elegant spiral staircase, bibliophiles will never want to leave. The curved parlor has a soaring ceiling, fireplace and abundant windows. Indeed, even the kitchen is grand. Connected to the family room, it boasts high-end appliances, a central island, a breakfast bar for six and a breakfast nook.
This dream home even has a nanny suite. A playroom, second kitchen, theater room, gym and sauna round out the common living space.
Private Master Retreat
The master suite in the main house will be the delight of homeowners. Indeed, this spacious retreat is more than just a bedroom! The sitting area and fireplace add drama to the room. The walk-in mahogany closet complete with built-ins will be the joy of any fashion lover. And don’t forget the private balcony that overlooks the grounds of this luxury estate.
However, as lavish the bedroom of this suite is, the bath is even better! The his and her baths provide ample space and heighten the opulence. Separate from the shower, the round sunken jacuzzi has a lovely view of the gardens. And the hand-painted mural on the vaulted ceiling is stunning!
The grounds of this luxury estate sprawl over 329 acres. Carefully manicured gardens surround the main house. Reminiscent of a stately manor house, walking paths define the gardens.
The property also provides endless opportunities for recreation. The highlight is surely the private lake. In addition to a waterfall and fountain, it features a large sandy beach and a dock with a pavilion.
For more active sport, Great Hill Plantation also has a basketball/tennis court. The 5-stall stable has a fenced pasture. And hunters will like the stationary deer stands that dot the property.
If you’re seeking a property close enough to Atlanta for business but far enough away for pleasure, look no further than Great Hill Plantation. This grand luxury estate is ready to be your family’s home for generations to come.
Address: 5327 US Highway 41 Bolingbroke, GA 31004
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty lists this dream home with an asking price of $15,250,000.