Family farm, hunting oasis, corporate retreat — this 142-acre wonderland is full of possibilities. Originally a dairy in the 1930s, this property has been fully renovated with all the modern amenities needed for comfortable living and luxurious entertaining. This amazing listing offers a guest house, lodge, commercial-sized equipment sheds, outdoor storage, exercise facility, dry sauna and so much more. Come explore an amazing getaway just minutes from downtown Rome and less than 30 minutes from Highway 75.
The Guest House
A small turn off Blacks Bluff Road leads up a winding drive to the spacious brick guest house. This luxurious three-bed, two-bath house comfortably hosts six. Large living quarters are adorned with richly painted shiplap and lead to the kitchen fitted with professional grade appliances. The back door opens to an expansive entertaining deck complete with a bocce court and darts plane.
The lodge is perched atop the hill, nestled in boxwood hedges and overlooking the old dairy and golden sunflower fields. The view continues into the horizon, where hardwoods meet the fertile banks of the Coosa River. The heart of this oasis is the kitchen and dining space. An expansive kitchen is primed with custom cabinetry and granite countertops, a unique copper sink, and modern appliances. This kitchen opens expertly into an exquisite pine vaulted ceiling. With room for two banquet-sized tables, this one-of-a-kind space is an entertainer’s dream. Large iron chandeliers add to plentiful natural light filtering in through the large windows, making the space perfect for both a large business event or quiet supper with the family. A 546-square-foot screened-in porch lies off the dining room and overlooks the old dairy.
Adjacent to the incredible dining room and open adjoining kitchen lie two separate unique gathering spaces. Each contains a double-facing fireplace built from reclaimed masonry. Earthy honed marble hearths give these warming rooms a sense of antiquity and call for congregating. Heavy wood carving details in the chandeliers and antique furnishings pair nicely with the massive iron chandeliers throughout, rendering a most artistic lodge appeal.
The second warming room opens to a spacious game room and dry bar with connected large bath. This area could easily be reimagined as a master suite complete with private patio. The massive bathroom has a very solid appeal with 24-inch slate floor tiles, leathered granite countertops and antique three-paneled wood mirror. Rubbed bronze fixtures finish the room off with rugged luxury.
A rear entertaining room with comfortable lounge sitting and antique card table is uniquely accented with a large pine log wall constructed with 10-inch hand-hewn pine beams. This living space leads intuitively to an expansive hallway with an alternative entry, giving this hallway a mudroom capability. Large storage closets fit hunting gear with ease as guests come in from the fields toward their private rooms.
Two large bedrooms complete with walk-in closets share a spacious bath. This bathroom also features large slate tiling, leathered granite, and bronze fixtures. Both bedrooms have access to an outdoor patio. In total, the lodge is a spacious 3,503 square feet with an additional 2,083 square feet of outdoor living space.
The Old Dairy
Originally built in 1932, the dairy has been converted into a state-of-the-art gym and exercise facility. The original feeding troughs still line the interior walls, giving this now private gym a unique historical appeal. Adjacent to the gym is the hunting storage space. Corrugated tin ceilings and unique caged lighting fixtures, as well as an original wood burning stove, give a rustic chic appeal. Currently purposed to store outdoorsman’s gear, this room is limited only to one’s imagination as it can easily be converted to suit the homeowner’s needs. This building is attractively accented with stained wooden Bahama shutters.
Three shooting benches, multiple run dog kennels, and a six-person custom built cedar dry sauna with private changing quarters are the paramount details that make this an exquisite home for the outdoor enthusiast or quintessential corporate getaway retreat.
129+ acres of rolling agricultural land play host to a diverse hunting landscape. Beautiful and expansive, golden dove fields are planted with swaying sunflowers. Several leveed duck impounds are rich and fertile with sown corn and millet. Multiple deer stands hide in the canopy of hardwoods and evergreens which line and protect separate food plots and shooting lanes, giving upwards of 10 huntsmen the safety and isolation desired for a great day in the fields.
Well-groomed dirt and gravel roads give access to all prime features of the property. The Coosa River and outflowing backwater creeks feed a corner slough. Other agricultural attributes to the property are livestock ponds, three automated chicken coops, two high-fenced gardens, covered equipment storage, as well as a 7,200-square-foot equipment shed complete with high security locks.
This amazing listing is something to behold. With so many unique amenities, it offers a diverse experience and unparalleled luxury not often found so close to town.
For additional information about the property or to schedule a showing, please contact Hardy Realty at 706-291-4321.