An hour north of Atlanta, we find the small but vibrant community of Dahlonega. The site of the nation’s first major gold rush in 1829, this mountain getaway is nowadays best known for its countless local vineyards and picturesque views (and, possibly, for the many Hallmark movies that film here).
But Dahlonega is also home to some spectacular real estate, and a gated property currently on the market for $2,299,000 is the perfect example of what North Georgia’s wine country has to offer in terms of luxury living.
Built in 1999, the sprawling 8,480-square-foot residence has 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 3 half baths spanning three finished — and luxuriously appointed — levels.
Listed with Marc Castillo (of Coldwell Banker Realty Atlanta), the elegant home has multiple entertaining areas that open onto porches overlooking the shoals of the Chestatee River, adding to the appeal of the property.
Formal areas in the home include a two-story dining room with seating for 12 and soaring ceilings punctuated by a mesmerizing $40,000 chandelier.
There are multiple primary suites throughout the 8,480-square-foot, many of them featuring sitting rooms, fireplaces, enormous walk-in closets, and spa baths with jetted tubs.
Per the listing, an expansive den over the garage is a fantastic flex space ideal for corporate functions, while the fully finished terrace level acts as the fun place in the house. This space features a bar, billiard room, two lower bedrooms, and marble floors throughout.
To help it stand out, the property’s exterior was reimagined with designer lime-washed brick, copper gutters, and industrial-style downspouts.
Next to the house, a hiking path leads down to a cabin and gazebo overlooking the rapids of the Chestatee River, allowing residents and guests to soak in the natural beauty.
Being set within a short drive to many of North Georgia’s wineries and a host of other eco attractions and event spaces, the Dahlonega house is an income-driving property, and has been operating as a turnkey short-term rental with solid income. It even has rentals on the books for most of the year, making it a solid potential investment opportunity.