1836 Twelve Oaks Inspiration for “Gone With The Wind” In Covington Georgia

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1836 Twelve Oaks Inspiration for “Gone With The Wind” In Covington Georgia

1836 Twelve Oaks Inspiration for "Gone With The Wind" In Covington Georgia

Auction (starting July 4th, 2019 til July 25, 2019)

2176 Monticello Street SW, Covington, Georgia, 30014

12 beds ¦ 12.5 baths ¦ 10,000+ sqft ¦ 3+ acres

Antebellum

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Realtor Information:

Dewey Jacobs ¦ Target Auction Company ¦ djacobs@targetauction.com ¦ 800-476-3939

About This 1836 Twelve Oaks Inspiration for “Gone With The Wind” In Covington Georgia

Frankly my dear, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest and most famous historic mansions in the US. Named one of the Top 10 Antebellum Sites in GA, Twelve Oaks is on the National Register. Experience the South like Scarlett or Rhett as you sit on the veranda and enjoy your lemonade. A $2M renovation was completed in 2017 that included electrical, new HVAC, all code requirements, baths were added, the kitchen was completely renovated and more. Everything is high-end and immaculate. In January of this year, Chubb Masterpiece Group estimated the cost to rebuild at over $6.3M.

There are 12 large bedrooms and 12 1/2 luxurious baths along with a grand dining room, parlor, informal dining and living spaces and a chef’s dream kitchen. One of the baths includes very rare antique luxury shower that is one of the only ones in the world. There are two bathtubs that cost over $14,000 each. The drop-dead gorgeous master has a morning bar, amazing architectural features, and a bath worthy of the cover of a magazine. Five chimneys and twelve fireplaces modernized with remote controls.

The property sits on over 3 acres of gardens with a pool, gazebo, and pergola and with a 4-car historic carriage house. The property is in beautiful Covington, GA, (in the Atlanta Metro area) within an easy, beautiful walk to the historic town square full of shopping and award-winning dining. Covington is known as the Hollywood of the South; over 125 movies and TV shows that have been filmed there. This is an area of exceptional growth; some new businesses coming to town include a data center for Facebook and a new $1B pharmaceutical plant. Covington is conveniently located with both a regional airport within Covington and an international airport just 38 miles away.

This property is also income producing! There are three special operating permits already in place. Within just six years as a bed and breakfast, it won Top 10 Inns in the US and Southern Living’s Best of the South in 2018. As an event venue, it won Best of the Knot and the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award. There is also a third permit in place as a historic site to offer tours.

With its tie to “Gone with the Wind” and to at least 15 other movies filmed at the mansion along with its designation as one of the top antebellum sites in Georgia, it could easily draw hundreds per day. Fourth, the property averages one to two movie or TV show contracts per year and also provides accommodations for cast. Or just live out your Scarlett and Rhett fantasy by living there. Some furnishings may be purchased separately. Take it from Rhett Butler, “Take a good look my dear. It’s an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about.”

Built in 1836                                                                                  

  • Completely renovated in 2017
  • 12 Bedrooms, 12 1/2  exquisite baths
  • 10,000± square feet with porches, gardens
  • Gorgeous pool with historic gazebo complete with chandelier
  • Massive deck with pergola for large events
  • Chef’s dream kitchen
  • Hardwood floors throughout (apart from bathrooms)
  • 12 fireplaces with remote controls
  • Beautiful chandeliers and period lighting throughout
  • Grand dining room can seat up to 40 with additional tables
  • Formal Parlor
  • 4 car spacious carriage house
  • 11 foot ceilings throughout
  • Captain’s Walk with amazing views
  • 3 laundry rooms
  • Fire sprinkler system throughout
  • Lots of exterior lighting
  • Intercom system
  • Tesla and Copper Creek charging stations for car and golf carts
  • Covington streets are golf cart legal
  • Three blocks to historic town square
  • 30 miles east of downtown Atlanta
  • Covington is known as the Hollywood of the South

Auction Information:

Auction Online Bidding begins Thursday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m. ET and Live Auction (at the property) Thursday, July 25th at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Bidding: All bidding is by the dollar.

Buyer’s Premium A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final bid to determine the Total Contract Price paid by the Purchaser.

Bidder Registration Fee: A registration fee of $10,000.00 in the form of wire transfer, cashier’s check or certified funds made payable to the Title Company/Closing Attorney is required to register to bid. Please call for details 800-476-3939.

Terms of Sale The Contract is to be signed and returned to Target Auction Company on auction day. This is a Cash Sale with 10% down due when signing (for a live winning bidder) or by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, July 26th (for an online bidder) with the balance due at closing within 30 days.

Broker Compensation:  Buyer Brokers are welcome. Please see the Broker Compensation Form under this property’s Documents tab.

Open House Events: An auction representative will be available for property tours by appointment only on July 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, and 24th from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. ET. Please call 800-476-3939 to schedule your appointment.

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32 Comments

  1. OH Heavenly Days!! Absolutely Heart Stopping Gorgeous!! So much beauty, dignity, and grace flow through these marvelous “Hallowed Halls!” Totally amazing in all its glorious splendor and luxury, it takes your breath away! To think that so much history in so many different categories are linked together within the stately embrace of this majestic mansion!! This is truly an American Icon of Old Southern Pride and Treasures untold that will never be replicated again. A true Dream Maker and Joy Giver!! . . . another day, another time, another life to be . . . “She walks in beauty . . . “

  2. I have to agree with Charlene. I don’t know how many times I gasped looking at the pictures, but it is way too splendiferous for this simple gal.

  3. wow what a dream it would be to live in this home and it is breath taking. If i was a billionaire i would defiantly try to buy it

  4. Wow-what a stunner! What an Art Gallery and Studio this incredible home would make – perhaps in my next lifetime!

  5. Drop dead gorgeous! I hope no big wig politician buys it then puts a wall around it. I just can’t imagine living in there. I think I would just walk around, looking up tat the ceilings and everything else. Question….does it come furnished?

    • I love this home! I wouldn’t change one thing about it. Accept of course me living there 🙂

    • I think Scarlet and Rhett did go back to Tara…There’s a picture here of a fence… I think it’s the one Scarlet was sitting behind when Bonnie fell off the hirse.

      • Good grief, people! They’re not saying that it’s Tara; they’re saying that it’s Twelve Oaks, the Wilkes plantation next to Tara. But it is not! It has nothing to do with the film. Nothing. That’s just a fence, lady, like millions of other fences. Good grief.

  6. This would make a magnificent venue for weddings and special events. If someone had the money to snatch it up. What bride wouldn’t want to be married at Tara?

    • As the posting says, it’s not Tara; they’re saying that it’s Twelve Oaks. But it isn’t. They’re up to some glaringly false advertising here!

  7. I would love to say I’m surprised at how boring this house is, when in fact, I was very much thinking it would probably look so common. Where are the reds? Where are the greens? The glorious wallpaper? Where is the excitement and passion of throwing in some wonderful Carl Thiemes antiques? Something that screams this decorator has no fear has left his statements in every room? This is so bland and disappointing that it looks like every other house in every decorator magazine. You go on and on about bragging up it’s history and being on the register and yet the best you can do is fill it with safe Walmart comes and items. I am not a decorator, so don’t challenge me with, could you do better? Because to your disappointment, yes I could. There is no love or passion in this Frankenstein!

  8. You are false advertising. This is NOT Twelve Oaks from GWTW! The real Twelve Oaks was inspired by the Crawford Talmage Plantation in Lovejoy GA. The film Twelve Oaks was a set in Hollywood. No filming for GWTW was done outside of Hollywood. That is a well documented FACT. This is a beautiful home but IT IS NOT TWELVE OAKS!!!!!!!!

      • As I pointed out, no part of Gone With The Wind was shot in Georgia. It was all shot in California, mostly in the studio lots. This house was NOT in the movie, and it has absolutely no connection to it. Look it up.

    • You are correct. I have studied this and the true inspiration for Tara and GWTW home is in Lovejoy, GA C. Talmage Plantion. This is a stunning home (have seen it in person) and no, it is not the real Twelve oaks. I personally think the current owners are falsely representing this beauty for best dollar obtainable. I disagree with a few of the updates to this historic home. But have to admit, it is fun to fantasize about GWTW. So epic!

  9. WTF on the garage!?!?! Don’t put a bird bath of flowers in the front and make it look like it doesn’t belong on some alley in Philly!

  10. What a wonderful glimpse of the beauty and grandeur of days gone by. I would love to actually stroll through and see up close. Love everything about it.

  11. It seems to be an interesting house, but it doesn’t have anything to do with Gone With The Wind, which was shot entirely in California, mostly on the studio lots. No part of the film was shot at this location.

  12. I think they are just saying that Twelve Oaks from GWTW was inspired by this house……I wondered the same thing about the furnishings, they are perfect for the house.

  13. Anyone who’s seen the movie remembers the scene at the barbecue of the entrance into the house and that beautiful room. This is NOT Twelve Oaks. Enough said.

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