BY Wendy Bowman | February 8, 2018 | Home & Real Estate
Beautiful vistas meet elaborate amenities in this Marietta property, now on the market for $5.5 million.
The window-clad home's grand entrance.
Upon first setting eyes on this majestic gated European estate, the current homeowners were struck by its sheer size, perfect symmetry and wealth of windows (157, to be exact, all of which offer breathtaking views of the lush grounds). Not to mention its potential as a retreat for relaxing while also serving as a showplace for hosting guests.
“The windows in this home are fascinating to me; the views from every room are captivating,” says Glennda Baker LeBlanc of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties (glennda.net), who is listing the three-level Marietta residence for $5.5 million. “I also am in love with the outdoor areas. But the real showstopper here is the dramatic 30-foot ceiling from the front door to the grand room, which frames the floor-to-ceiling windows that mirror the design of the 20-foot custom iron front doors.”
A designer teardrop crystal and iron lighting brightens the foyer.
Nestled on 2-plus acres at 4340 Paper Mill Road SE—in the Atlanta Country Club/ Chattahoochee Plantation corridor, near the Sope Creek Trail and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area—the residence was completed in 2011. Expect more than 16,000 square feet of modern and elegant living space that pays homage to the original Tuscan architecture and is rife with every creature comfort imaginable.
Among the home’s eight bedrooms is a stunning owner’s suite showcasing a barrel ceiling foyer crafted from custom fabricated tiles; columns; a sitting area with fireplace; private veranda; luxe bath with free-standing iron pedestal soaking tub, separate water closets and spacious double shower; his-and-hers closets and dressing areas; and, if that’s not enough, a second closet and dressing area featuring a dressing table and trio of armoire and drawer banks. Other showstopping highlights include an antique walk-in bar imported from Lille, France, adjacent to a grand salon featuring honed travertine columns, stone flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, a massive Scagliola fireplace and a dome ceiling highlighted by a crystal and iron chandelier. As for the entertainment and recreation options, think a soundproof cinema with electronic Barcalounger seating for 15; a professional fitness facility with shock-resistant flooring, a mirrored wall, full bath and steam room; a 1,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar and tasting room; and an outdoor refuge featuring four verandas, a Pebble Tec saltwater pool, an entertainment pavilion (with a commercial-size Weber grill, bar, stone fireplace and sitting area), and professional regulation-size tennis courts.
Photography Courtesy Of: WAYNE MOORE, BACK RIVER PHOTOGRAPHY