Twelve Oaks, The Inspiration for Ashley’s Antebellum Mansion in Gone with the Wind, Covington, GA | Target Auction
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Twelve Oaks, The Inspiration for Ashley’s Antebellum Mansion in Gone with the Wind, Covington, GA

SOLD: Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest and most famous historic mansions in the United States.

Twelve Oaks, The Inspiration for Ashley’s Antebellum Mansion in Gone with the Wind

  in Historic Covington, Georgia

Under Contract!

This antebellum masterpiece is one of Southern Living's Best of the South and in TripAdvisors Hall of Fame 

2176 Monticello Street SW, Covington, GA 30014

 

 

 Frankly my dear,   this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest and most famous historic mansions in the US. Named one of the Top 10 Antebellum Sites in GA, Twelve Oaks is on the National Register. Experience the South like Scarlett or Rhett as you sit on the veranda and enjoy your lemonade. A $2M renovation was completed in 2017 that included electrical, new HVAC, all code requirements, baths were added, the kitchen was completely renovated and more. Everything is high-end and immaculate. In January of this year, Chubb Masterpiece Group estimated the cost to rebuild at over $6.3M.

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.  

The property sits on over 3 acres of gardens with a pool, gazebo, and pergola and with a 4-car historic carriage house. The property is in beautiful Covington, GA, (in the Atlanta Metro area) within an easy, beautiful walk to the historic town square full of shopping and award-winning dining. Covington is known as the Hollywood of the South; over 125 movies and TV shows that have been filmed there. This is an area of exceptional growth; some new businesses coming to town include a data center for Facebook and a new $1B pharmaceutical plant. Covington is conveniently located with both a regional airport within Covington and an international airport just 38 miles away.

This property is also income producing! There are three special operating permits already in place. Within just six years as a bed and breakfast, it won Top 10 Inns in the US and Southern Living’s Best of the South in 2018. As an event venue, it won Best of the Knot and the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award. There is also a third permit in place as a historic site to offer tours. With its tie to “Gone with the Wind” and to at least 15 other movies filmed at the mansion along with its designation as one of the top antebellum sites in Georgia, it could easily draw hundreds per day. Fourth, the property averages one to two movie or TV show contracts per year and also provides accommodations for cast. Or just live out your Scarlett and Rhett fantasy by living there.

Some furnishings may be purchased separately. Take it from Rhett Butler, “Take a good look my dear. It's an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about.”

  • Built in 1836                                                                                  
  • Completely renovated in 2017
  • 12 Bedrooms, 11.5  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

AUCTION INFORMATION

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.

Terms of Sale The Contract is to be signed and returned to Target Auction Company on auction day. This is a Cash Sale with 10% down due when signing (for a live winning bidder) or by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, July 26th (for an online bidder) with the balance due at closing within 30 days. 

Broker Compensation:  Buyer Brokers are welcome. Please see the Broker Compensation Form under this property’s Documents tab.

Open House Events: An auction representative will be available for property tours by appointment only on July 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, and 24th from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. ET. Please call 800-476-3939 to schedule your appointment.

Directions: 

From Highway 20 East: Take exit 90 for US-278 E toward Covington/Oxford. Turn right onto US-278 E/Access Rd (signs for Covington). Turn right at Turner Lake Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Clark St SW. Take Clark St. to the historic square. Take a right on Monticello St. Go .3 miles. Destination will be on the right.

 

From Highway 20 West: Take Exit 93 and turn left on GA-142 E. Turn right onto Hwy 278. Turn left onto Floyd St. Take Floyd St. into the historic square. Turn left onto Monticello St SW. Go .3 miles. Destination will be on the right.

 

Broker Participation Welcome. 10% Buyer’s Premium.

Dewey Jacobs, GAL #359070

 

DISCLAIMER: Target Auction and Land Company, Inc. assumes no liability for errors or omissions in this listing. Although information has been obtained from sources deemed reliable, the auctioneer makes no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information herein contained. It is for this reason that the buyer’s and buyer’s agents should avail themselves of the opportunity to make a thorough inspection and verify all specifications prior to sale. All properties offered for sale in “AS IS” condition. This includes both personal property (if applicable) and real property. All sales are final. This listing may be modified or withdrawn at the seller’s discretion without notice at any time prior to or during the sale; property may be sold prior to Auction.  All properties are being sold subject to confirmation unless otherwise indicated. Seller may reserve the right to deny admittance or to remove anyone at this auction that may disrupt this sale in any way. All statements made at the auction shall take precedence over all printed materials. The auctioneer shall not be responsible or liable in any way if the seller fails to honor any bid or refuses to close or cannot close title in accordance with the winning bid(s) or any sales contract; or if the property is contaminated  with any type of hazardous waste or requires any repairs. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to inspect all properties prior to bidding to verify all of his/her specifications. Agency Disclosure: Target Auction & Land Company, Inc. and its agents represent the seller only. Target Auction & Land Company, Inc. is the selling agent only.

 

REAL ESTATE ONLINE BIDDING TERMS

To bid on our property(s), you must be of legal age to enter into a contract to purchase real estate (18 in most states, 21 in others). If you're in doubt about the legal age to enter into a contract in your state, please consult with competent legal counsel before bidding. All bids are placed in US DOLLARS.

  1. BIDDER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
  1. As the auction nears the ending time it will auto-extend until bidding is silent for a minimum of 2 minutes.
  2. If there is more than one high bid at the same level (a tying bid), the bid first submitted will be honored.
  3. All bids shall be deemed pending unless and until duly accepted by the auctioneer.
  4. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion in deciding the successful bidder in the event of a bidding dispute. The auctioneer's determination of the successful bidder shall be the final determination of the successful bidder.
  5. All bids are accepted at the sole discretion of the auctioneer.  For any given auction, the successful bidder is deemed the bidder that places the bid that is accepted by the auctioneer.
  6. The auctioneer has the sole and absolute discretion to advance the bidding, including the discretion to reject any bid which the auctioneer believes, does not advance the auction and/or is injurious to the auction.  Bids that may be rejected include without limitation bids that appear to the auctioneer to be nominal, suspicious and/or suspect.
  7. Seller reserves the right to postpone or cancel this auction at any time for any reason. Seller also reserves the right to add, sell, and/or remove any property at any time.
  8. Neither the company providing the software nor the auction company or seller shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason, including but not limited to any internet connection failures.
  9. All registration information the bidder provides shall be current, complete, and accurate. All bidders are responsible for any bids placed under their bidder accounts/number and passwords. The security of bidder information is the responsibility of the bidder. Bidders must notify Target Auction Company if they believe that their bidder account/number and password have been compromised.
  10. All properties will be selling subject to seller’s approval unless otherwise stated.
  11. By using the “App” or registering to bid, you agree to all of the terms and conditions and expressly acknowledge and affirm that you have read and are familiar with the Online Bidding Terms, Terms and Conditions of Sale as well as all the disclaimers, conditions and all other related documents set forth in regard to the auction, property, and method of bidding.
  12. By placing a bid, you acknowledge that your bid is a legally binding offer to purchase the property being auctioned.  Your bid (i.e., offer) may be accepted by the auctioneer, in which case a legally binding agreement will be in place between you and "Auction Company".
  13. The MaxBid function on the online bidding platform is private; however, it can be seen by the Auctioneer. On reserve items, the Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the Seller, up to the reserve amount. Seller has the right to modify the reserve at any time.
  1. TERMS OF SALE This is a CASH SALE. This sale is not contingent upon Purchaser’s ability to obtain financing. Successful buyer(s) will deposit 10% of total contract price amount in the form of cashier's check or bank wire transfer to Target Auction Company by 5:00 pm (CT) the following business day after the auction with the remaining balance due at closing within 30 days. Wire Transfers: Please note that a service fee will apply to all payments made via wire transfer. For wire transfer instructions please email auctioninfo@targetauction.com. Contract Packages will be sent by e-mail to the successful bidder at the conclusion of the auction. Successful bidders must execute and fax, email or hand-deliver the package back to Target Auction Company Auction Day.
  2. BUYER’S PREMIUM A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bids to determine the total contract price.
  3. ONLINE AUCTION REGISTRATION Bidders are required to register for the online auction by submitting a valid credit card for bidding approval. Should Auction Company require a registration fee to be charged to your credit card in order to place bids on a property, this information (including the required amount) will be disclosed on the property's auction page.
  4. DEFAULT It is agreed by all parties that in the event the Purchaser fails to execute the Contract For Sale And Purchase, or submit the required deposit, or close the transaction, Purchaser will be declared in default and will forfeit any registration fees or deposits. Seller and Auction Company reserves all rights allowed by law and the Contract For Sale And Purchase, including a suit for damages, specific performance or cancellation of the transaction, with the Seller to retain the Earnest Money Deposit. 
  5. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CLAUSE All bidding is open to the public.  The Property is available to qualified Purchasers without regard to race, color, religion, sex familial status, national origin, or physical handicap.
  6. BIDDER VERIFICATION The identity of all bidders will be verified, bidding privileges are provisional, and if complete verification is not possible, Target Auction Company reserves the right reject the registration and bidding activity is subject to termination.
  7. AUCTIONEER’S AGENCY DISCLOSURE The Auctioneer is acting exclusively as the agent for the Seller in this transaction and is to be paid a fee by the Seller pursuant to a separate written agreement between Seller and the Auction Company.  The Auctioneer is not acting as an Agent in this transaction for the Purchaser.  Any third party Buyer Broker is not a Subagent of Auction Company.
  8. AUCTION END TIMES All Target Auction Company’s online real estate auctions are subject to extended bidding due to bidding activity.  Target Auction Company reserves the right to adjust the auto extension time period or end the auction at any time.
  1. If you are outbid by another bidder, you will receive an email notice so you can return and increase your bid if you so desire.
  2. As the auction nears the ending time it will auto-extend until bidding is silent for a minimum of 2 minutes.
  3. The high bidder will be notified via email after the auction ends.
  1. TIME SHALL BE OF THE ESSENCE.
  2. PROPERTY INFORMATION The Property is selling “AS IS” subject to, and any CONTRACT IS NOT CONTINGENT upon, any state of facts an accurate survey or personal inspection of the Property may reveal, any existing or proposed rights-of-way, prior reservation or conveyances, restrictive or protective covenants, easements, encroachments, rights or claims of parties in possession, zoning, building codes, permits, governmental agencies regulations, environmental conditions (including but not limited to wetlands, riparian, or littoral rights), flood zones, zoning or subdivision regulations, hazardous materials, water rights or water access, mineral rights or reservations, leases or tenancies, and subject to all title exceptions as set forth in the Title Commitment.
  3. NEW DATA, CORRECTIONS, AND CHANGES Please check for updated information for any changes, corrections, or additions to the property information. Information and property details are updated on an ongoing basis. It is the responsibility of the bidder and/or buyer's agent to verify any updates prior to the end time of the auction. Any statements made auction day, supersede any prior oral or written statements.
  4. GUARANTY AGREEMENT By submitting a bid in the name of a business entity or corporation, the individual submitting the bid has the authority to bid and enters into a guaranty agreement whereby he or she personally guarantees payment of any bid amount not paid when due by the business entity or corporation, for any reason, together with all collection expenses incurred to enforce collection, including a reasonable attorney's fee.

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