In Margaret Mitchell's infamous novel Gone with the Wind, Twelve Oaks is the plantation home of the Wilkes family in Clayton County, Georgia.
The beautiful plantation was named for the twelve great oak trees that surround the family mansion in an almost perfect circle. Twelve Oaks was described as a "beautiful white-columned house that crowned the hill like a Greek Temple," having true southern charm and whimsy.
In the movie, the exterior of Twelve Oaks wasn’t real. For old movies like this they often used matte paintings. In this screenshot, you can see how the images of the carriages rumbling up the drive were added later, creating a ghostly effect:
The scene I remember best was that of the 'war room' where the men were downstairs having a meeting about the possibility of war.
Margaret Mitchell came up with the idea for The Twelve Oaks, and modeled the home after an actual antebellum mansion located in the historic area of Covington, Georgia. The home that was portrayed as Margaret Mitchell's Twelve Oaks in the film Gone with the Wind has been renovated and is now up for sale!
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.
As Rhett Butler said,
“Take a good look my dear. It’s an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about.”
- 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
In January of this year, Chubb Masterpiece Group estimated the cost to rebuild at over $6.3M.
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 is required to register to bid. Please call for details 800-476-3939.
The starting bid is $1,000,000. You can check it out here.