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81-acre farm with modern abode in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains seeks $7.5 million


A sprawling 81-acre farm that includes a modern home in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of northern Georgia has hit the market for $7.5 million.

Located approximately 6 miles from Lake Burton and 8 miles from downtown Clayton, GA, the farm offers plenty of living space. The main house, built in 2008, offers over 6,200 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Additionally, there is an apartment above the two-car garage and two guest log cabins, according to the listing with Elliott Davenport Jr. of Hall and Hall.

“The main residence has a mix of English and French influences, with lots of charm and detail,” Mr Davenport said. “It is well maintained and in immaculate condition.”

He began marketing the property, known as Persimmon Valley Farm, earlier this week.

The owner, a medical professional and hobby artist who was unavailable for comment, bought the farmhouse in 2004 for an undisclosed sum, according to Mr Davenport and property records.

Remarkable interior details in the main house include 12-foot coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and four sets of French doors that frame the mountain views and open to the covered outdoor porch, according to the list.

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One of the property’s cabins, called The Cherokee Cabin, is restored from a schoolhouse originally built around 1750. A second cabin, The Hemlock Cabin, was built in 2004 and features multiple living areas , a kitchen, and a wraparound porch, the listing says.

There are several barns and other outbuildings on the farm, including the Yankee Barn, which was built from parts of a New York barn originally built in 1891, according to the listing.

Also on the expansive grounds are fishing ponds, equestrian stalls, an orchard, fenced pastures, hiking trails and a watchtower, Mr Davenport said.

“Persimmon Valley Farm has a favorable location and climate, located at an elevation of 2,100 feet in a highly sought after area of ​​the mountains of northeast Georgia,” Davenport said.

The property is 10 minutes from a private airpark, a 40-minute drive from famed Highlands, North Carolina, an hour and forty-five minutes from Atlanta or Asheville, he said.