Old World Tuscan style Italian Villa in the foothills of NE Georgia with spectacular long distance mountain views set on 24 acres of romantic rolling pastures, forests and, streams. New construction, 2016, but built to look old.
A long gravel drive lined with Lombardy poplars leads to handsome native stone piers topped with lions. The poplars are underplanted with 10,000 daffodils. This is you first glimpse of the distance view.
This 2 story Tuscan style Villa is lime washed with a traditional terracotta color, pan tile terracotta roof, limestone steps lead across a gravel forecourt to massive custom, double, oak doors. Inside the front hall soars to 19' feet. The home is decorated with 18th, 19th and 20 century furnishings and art. Wide plank Hickory floors throughout, large casings around all windows and doors, crown molding throughout.
Library to right with sofa, chairs and bookshelves. A ornate hand carved architectural piece hangs over the sofa.
Formal dining room to right through mahogany pocket doors with round table that seats 6, oriental rug, sideboard, 18th century furnishings, two sets of French doors that lead to the pool terrace, great view through window.
Downstairs guest bedroom to left in blue: queen size bed, armoire, French doors out to future garden, connects to full bath through two sets of pocket doors.
Downstairs guest bath: Bombe style vanity with black Kohler sink, antique fixtures, Italian mirror, Turkish travertine floor and shower.
Keeping room: has 16' vaulted ceilings with antique Chestnut beams, 2 ceiling fans, seating area in front of fireplace with sofa, two chairs, office work space off to right of fireplace, dining table with antique leather chairs seats 8, massive island with wooden top, chef stove, marble countertops, travertine backsplash, deep stainless steel sink, views to formal garden and pool terrace, access gravel pool terrace through large set of French doors.
Mudroom: Washer, dryer, deep vintage mop sink, beamed ceiling, chandelier, door to back terrace.
Stairwell: Wooden tread stairs lead to second floor, three casement windows ensure ample light. Small sitting area at top to left with small window.
Upstairs guest room: queen size bed, armoire, bathroom through pocket door 1920s vanity with Rainforest green marble top, antique fixtures, travertine floors and shower. French doors open out onto Juliet balcony overlooking future garden.
Mezzanine: Hung with electric collection of art, bench over looks front hall and looks into master suite.
Master suite: Queen size half tester bed, two sets of French doors onto Juliet balconies overlook pool and property, window has spectacular view of property and mountains.
Master bath: large with antique vanity, mirror and sconces, large shower, separate toilet room with round window, Turkish travertine marble throughout, French doors open out to Juliet balcony overlooking antique tile roof and pool.
Pool/fountain: Gravel terrace, rectangular, green, pool with raised stone coping, antique terracotta dolphin fountain, classic statues accent walls, lush plantings, stairs to basement level.
Gardens: Include aviary with doves, formal gardens, vegetable garden, passive solar greenhouse in Italian style, poly tunnel hoop house.
Property: 24 acres of rolling pastures, ancient trees and forests with spectacular, long distance, mountain views, two streams, remarkable hill with iconic tree, memorial urn planted with 600 white daffodils.