Listed::Live Like Scarlett O’Hara at Mimosa Hall

by | Oct 14, 2016 | Home Tours | 0 comments

Drapery reimagined into a ballgown? Well, yes if you are Scarlett O’Hara. If you ever doubted that fashion and interior design intersect, this all time classic movie is proof that drapery fabric can easily make it onto the runway. Beyond, Scarlett’s skills as a seamstress, our fascination with the “old South” lingers on an even bigger star. It’s Tara, the incredible Antebellum home which stole our hearts in “Gone With the Wind.”

After seeing this classic film as a little girl, I forever imagined myself in Scarlett’s homemade drapery dress floating down the majestic grand staircase at Tara. When I moved to the South years ago from New York, it was a sad day when I realized that Tara didn’t exist. My childhood dreams all but dashed, as there were few examples of historical southern architecture still in existence. At least any that closely resembled the fictionalized plantation depicted in the movie.

When I moved to the South years ago from New York, it was a sad day when I realized Tara didn’t exist...“-Vicki Gladle Bolick

Regrettably, only a few Antebellum homes have survived wars, disrepair, and urban sprawl so rarely does a house of such historical significance become available for sale. But this year, the nine-acre Mimosa Hall, built circa 1840 was put on the market, a stunning landmark of neoclassical design. This 6,000 square foot temple style home is located in the historic district of Roswell, GA and boasts a swimming pool, parterres and a 19th-century grist mill refashioned into a barn. Breathtaking formal gardens surround the historical property including century-old trees, boxwood hedges, rare specimen trees and meandering paths carved out over nine acres.

Steeped in history, the home can count famed architect Neel Reid as one of its owners, and in 1920 Reid left his indelible mark by adding the double parlor, fieldstone driveway, and courtyard. Highlights of the homes interior also include heart-of-pine floors, 10 fireplaces, soaring ceilings and classic black-and-white marble flooring in the foyer. And this well-pedigreed home is as close to Tara as one lucky owner may ever be…Listed for $3,850,000, this 6,308-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Contact: Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, 404-372-8144;sothebysrealty.com

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photos courtesy Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Mimosa Hall

Mimosa Hall/ Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Until next time,

LIVE A LIFE WELL CURATED.

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