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This Showstopping Gainesville Estate on the Market for $16.5 million

Wendy Bowman | August 15, 2018 | Home & Real Estate

Resortlike amenities meet all the comforts of home at this Gainesville showpiece, now on the market for $16.5 million.

IMG_4210.jpgSpacious outdoor gathering spots add luxurious resortlike touches to the abode situated outside the city.

Just an hour north of Atlanta—tucked away behind gates on 446 bucolic acres at 3509 Tanners Mill Circle in Gainesville—hails this spectacular Tennessee fieldstone and red slate-roof home completed in 2000 for businessman Milton Robson and his wife. Think 11,000-plus square feet of high-end living space showcasing soaring ceilings; 100-year-old reclaimed wood beams; doors handcrafted in Santa Fe, N.M.; wide-plank flooring; and Baccarat chandeliers.

“From the moment you arrive, you feel that you have entered a special place,” says luxury real estate specialist Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, who is offering the property for $16.5 million. “The home is picturesque and so thoughtfully situated to take advantage of the surrounding natural beauty.”

Among the highlights: serene parklike grounds dotted with a winding river boasting waterfalls and a charming covered bridge; a 6-acre lake; and rolling, fenced pastures. Add in plentiful covered patios and breathtaking views from almost every room, and the custom European-style country estate satisfies all of the requirements for resortlike living and entertaining. The ultimate indulgence? A massive garage (read: large enough to fit up to 70 rides) and a showroom displaying an unrivaled collection of rare and exotic cars that could easily be readapted to its original use as an equestrian center.

Still other wow-factor features include a two-story open foyer and living room flanked by a billiards room and full handcarved bar; a movie theater sporting the latest equipment; and the aforementioned 40,000-square-foot garage showcasing a fully functioning 1900s San Francisco-style Wild West saloon, Mobil gas station, barbershop, diner and music stage.


Photography by: Ilya Zobanov