Do you like Georgia? Do you like Atlanta, Georgia? What about 18 acres of land and 17,000 square feet of living space filled with rare collections of artwork, furniture, and antiques from Versailles, the Civil War, and fascist Italy? If your wealth is more than 200 times the median home income of Atlanta, Georgia then Chestnut Hill may be the place for you.
The historic Chestnut Hill estate in Atlanta is on the market for $48 million earning it the title of Georgia’s most expensive home. It seems to be a hard sell since it has been on the market since 2013, and the eclectic collection of intercultural objects with colorfully controversial histories not only have influence on the price tag, but go against the grain of contemporary style.
The estate holds 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, which are packed full with 20 years of art collecting that are included in the sticker price of the house. Such Items include two Irish Waterford Crystal chandeliers, salvaged from a house that burnt down during the Civil War, worth about $200,000.
A bronze eagle worth $25,000 guards the entrance to the private pool that originally belonged to Benito Mussolini the Italian dictator, 19th century sculptures sit in the sculpture garden worth $120,000 that once sat in the gardens of Versailles.
This house and its eclectic collection of art, furniture, and antiques seeks the highest price anyone has ever paid in the state of Georgia, but for the right buyer a historical Pandora’s box that transcends monetary value to create a unique cultural blend of world history.