C A L L A N C R E S TAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty presents
5490 FRANKLIN GOLDMINE ROAD | CUMMING, GEORGIA 30028
Immerse yourself in a private world of luxury and intrigue.
TCallan Crest was designed by Jack Gimson and built by its owner, Thomas Candler, a descendent of William Candler. Candler family lore holds that William Candler of Newcastle-upon-Tyne served as an officer in Cromwell’s Army during the Irish Rebellion of the mid-17th century. After the end of the campaign, Candler was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel for “meritorious conduct in the field” by a grateful Cromwell and Parliament and was granted lands in the Barony of Callan, County Kilkenny. He brought his wife, Anne Villiers, widow of Capt. John Villiers, and family over to Ireland and made their Irish home at Callan Castle.
HE STORY BEHIND CALLAN CREST
The name “Callanwolde” is based on this family connection to the Irish town of Callan and the Old English word for “woods” (“wolde”). Hence, with family and legacy in mind, the owner of Callan Crest wanted to incorporate Callan and added ‘Crest’ to its name simply because the estate sits just over the crest of the hill and overlooks the North Georgia mountains. The letter ‘C’ in the logo and stonework is a font called ‘Loki’, which is similar to the Coca-Cola logo. Boasting 18+/- acres, an adjacent farm and mountain-surround, this exceptional home offers impeccable details, an understated elegance and a rugged, yet refined, take on luxury living.
ADesigned with old-world English charm, no detail was overlooked in the building of this home. Private gates open to a long, tree-lined drive that invites guests into the enchanting, lush landscape of Callan Crest. The exterior features Tennessee field stone which was hand-squared on-site. The stones used are large and span all the way up to the roof, much to the stone mason’s dismay. Instantly inviting, the entrance foyer greets guests with its impressive paneled walls and ceiling, and a handsome, curved-panel staircase that leads to the upper floor and is ordained with a colorful stained-glass dome.
LIn keeping with traditional, English-manor type interiors, the walls of the main living rooms boasts beautiful paneling. Even though the home is large and the rooms are gracious in size, the wood paneled walls make each room feel warm and inviting. Additionally, the great room features corbels, a soaring ceiling with exposed beams and walnut floors. It accomodates 8+ people very comfortably and the remote controlled “Big Tex” fireplace logs are wonderful in the wintertime. The big-screen TV is located in the oversized armoire in this room. The keeping room also offers excellent space for quieter moments with a real wood-burning fire, logs stacked and ready to use and a log cabinet right next to it. This home boasts nine masonry fireplaces with gas starters throughout, as well as a room caller, similar to the one found at the Biltmore Estate.
UXURIOUS LIVING AREAS
EThe exquisite wood paneling continues into the formal dining room that seats 12+ comfortably, an excellent space for hosting large parties. The layout of the kitchen is true to an English home. Features include custom-stained cabinetry, a stone center island, heated floors, a walk-in pantry and a large window behind the sink that overlooks the mountainscape. The mountains are beautiful and will turn colors of pinks and greys with the setting of the sun. The outdoor living space offers a built-in grill, stone fireplace and an intimate setting next to the back patio and saltwater pool.
T The place you go at the end of the day, to rest, to unwind, to recharge. Expansive and bright, the master bedroom is on the main level and boasts a soaring ceiling with exposed beams, gleaming hardwood floors, a spacious sitting area featuring a stone fireplace and a spa-like master bathroom with a trey ceiling, gorgeous tile, double vanities with granite countertops a luxurious glass shower and a separate soaking tub next to a window that offers views of the outside. This bathroom, as well as all bathrooms in the home, offer heated floors.
HE MASTER RETREAT
AThe private backyard can be enjoyed from the fireside outdoor living room, the saltwater pool and the expansive stone patio that looks out to the mountains, pastures and the adjacent farm. The highest room of the house is an observatory and offers almost 180 degrees of mountain views. A custom dragon sculpture hangs off a chimney pot in the back, designed to keep evil spirits away. The terrace level of the home is unfinished and offers countless possibilities, including a media room, a wine cellar and/or a space for a car collection. Also on the grounds are tennis courts, a treehouse, and a seven-car garage with an unfinished au-pair suite, There have been three movies filmed here, including The Anna Nicole Smith Story. The exclusive tranquility found on this property not something that can be replicated. This estate is the true definition of enduring greatness, a celebration of history, an emodiment of permanence. It has its own story of times long past and leaves an extraordinary legacy that appeals to modern sensibility.
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