With the average Georgia home valued at $159,100, it’s safe to say that Georgia is a good place to consider buying a home if you are on a budget. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the Peach State doesn’t have quite a few extravagant homes with prices well into the millions to choose from. In fact, there are plenty of homes valued at $10 million or more. With that being said, here are the 20 most expensive homes in Georgia, starting with the least expensive.
Before we get started, you should know that this list only includes residential properties. Yes, you can find huge plots of land for millions, such as this 1,862-acre parcel in the mountains of Ellijay for $15,502,500, but because no home has been built on the property, it doesn’t count.
20. 2100 W Wesley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327 – $10 million
Situated on 15 acres of prime real estate in the affluent Buckhead area, this Tuscan-style home is technically just the guesthouse. You read that right. The 3-story home, built of Jerusalem stone, with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms is simply a guest house. If this stunning property isn’t enough for you, you can live in it while building your dream home on the land that has already been cleared for this purpose. The property backs up to the Chattahoochee River and includes a lake with a waterfall. There’s no information on why the current owners never got around to building their primary home.
19. 1145 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 – $10 million
Referred to as ‘White Oaks,’ this historic estate was originally built in 1926 and includes six bedrooms, a fireplace in almost every room, and an elevator that makes it easy to access every level of the 12,766 square foot home. Over the past ten years, master craftsmen have completed an extensive renovation to modernize the home, particularly the spacious chef’s kitchen, professional catering kitchen, and all 9 bathrooms, while also leaving some of its original charm. Outside, you’ll find 3 acres of gorgeously landscaped grounds, as well as a pool. This house is currently on the market for $10 million, which is $3.25 million less than it was originally listed for in April 2017.
18. 1270 Club Cove Dr, Greensboro, GA -$10.5 million
This 14,633 sq. ft. European-style estate sits on 5.7 acres of land on the banks of Lake Oconee. Inside the home, which was custom built in 2001, you’ll find 7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, floor-to-ceilings windows that offer great views of the lake, and an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Of course, it also boasts all the extras you would expect from a multi-million door home, including a home gym, wine cellar and separate wine tasting room, rec room, and vault. Unlike most other homes in this price range, this house also includes 2 rooms specifically for animal display. (For those of you not from GA, this is where you show off what you killed while hunting/ fishing.) The exterior is just as amazing, with a pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, and fireplace.
17. 3650 Tuxedo Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 – $10.5 million
Known as ‘Descante’ and touted as Buckhead’s most beautiful property, this 14,908 sq. ft. home includes 7 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms. It was custom built using stucco, limestone, and steel, as well as architectural antiques, in 1998 to resemble a European villa. Inside, you’ll find custom windows and doors, 14 ft. ceilings, nine fireplaces, and grand chandeliers. Outside, there is a separate caretakers’ cottage, pool, pool house, 5-car garage, and a whole property generator so you never have to worry about the power going out. Although this house was listed for $16.9 million, the builder agreed on a selling price of $10.5 million, making it the highest recorded residential sale in Buckhead at the time.
16. 439 Blackland Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30342 – $10.695 million
Considered to be one of the most elegant homes in Buckhead’s top tier Tuxedo Park neighborhood, this 15,200 sq. ft. home was built in 2010 includes 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The Mediterranean-style home was awarded the Obie Award by the Greater Home Builders Association and it’s easy to see why. It features coffered ceilings for an Old English touch, oak and limestone floors, built-in bookcases, arched doorways, only the highest end finishes, and an open U-shaped floor plan that leads out to the huge pool and meticulously maintained 2.6 acre yard. Of course, it has all the extras, including a home gym, theater room, wine cellar, library, chef’s kitchen, and a mother-in-law suite that is larger and nicer than your average home.
15. 2015 Trammel Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 – $11.5
Despite having been built for an astounding $50 million in 2006, this 47,000 sq. ft. monstrosity only sold for $11.5 after the bank foreclosed on it in 2010. (Which means the current owners definitely got a bargain for this home nicknamed ‘Le Reve,’ French for ‘The Dream.’) The home sits on 72 acres, which includes a pool and pool house, stables, tennis courts, private golf course, lake, guest house, and a playground. Inside, you’ll find 7 bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms, a grand ball room, bowling alley, indoor virtual golf room, 50’s diner, train room, recreation room, and a home theater that was designed to be a replica of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Of course, there are plenty of high end touches inside, including marble floors and pillars and Beaux-Arts architecturally stylized windows that are reminiscent of the American Gilded Age. It’s truly an unbelievable home.
14. 4965 Butner Rd, Atlanta, GA – $12.5 million
This 26,000 sq. ft. English manor is newly constructed and features copper gutters and a slate roof. It sits on 16 acres that includes a carriage house, pool, stocked lake, and a garage that will accommodate 8 cars and ATVs, as well as a boat. Inside, the two-story foyer is flanked by a spectacular curved staircase. There are nine bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, a bar, theater, elevator, gourmet kitchen, separate butler’s kitchen, and everything else you would expect from a home with an asking price of more than $12 million.
13. 3800 Northside Dr., Atlanta, GA – $12.5 million
Also in Tuxedo Park (Are you seeing a pattern?), this 24,800 sq. ft. home is also a newly built English manor that features Smart Home Technology and is Certified Energy Wise. Unlike the one above, it sits on 3.5 acres, but it does boast a gorgeous outdoor living room, infinity pool, pool house with its own bedroom and bathroom. Inside the six-bedroom, 11.5-bathroom mansion, the 2-story great room features a pair of arched staircases and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outside in. The home also includes a state-of-the-art theater, exercise room, spa, library with built-in bookcases, gas fireplaces, and an elevator so you don’t have to be bothered with walking up all those stairs. Interestingly, this is the first home on the list that doesn’t include a wine room.
12. 1103 Apple Pie Ridge Rd, Alto, GA – $12.75 million
With a mere 9,800 sq. ft. of living space, this 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home is considerably smaller than the others on the list. However, it sits on 1,124 acres of land that includes a barn, multiple pastures, a pond with waterfall, a guest cottage, and an infinity edge pool that looks out over the mountains. The house, built in 2007 includes plenty of architectural extras, such as 24’ coffered ceilings with Douglas Fir beams, six stone fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a black walnut floating staircase.
11. 1690 W Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA $12.9 million
It’s back to Buckhead, where Woodland Hills Manor sits high up on a 5-acre hill. Despite being built in 2008, this 18,858 sq. ft. English Tudor-style home features plenty of historical architectural touches, including a minstrel gallery (a type of balcony that used to appear inside castles and was used as a site for musicians to perform during parties). Of course, the 8-bedroom, 12-bathroom home also offers the latest technology and includes a full movie theater, home gym, elevator, 1500-bottle wine cellar, and a separate wine tasting room. Outside, there are several terraces that overlook the formal gardens and pool.
10. 1950 Lower Birmingham Road, Canton, GA 30115 – $13.5 million
Touted as a “one-of-a-kind ranch,” this 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom home spans 21,746 sq. ft. and sits on 40 acres of land that includes pastures, a stocked pond, riding trails, 6-car garage, 4-stall state-of-the-art barn, and gorgeous gardens. Of course, it has a heated saline pool, pool house, outdoor living space that includes a custom fire pit sitting under a timber pavilion, and a separate 4-bedroom caregiver’s cottage that has two kitchens. The home was built in 2013, using materials from all over the world, such as Australian and Jerusalem tiles, Venetian plaster, and antique beams. A wine cellar, theater, game room, gym, sauna, and a world-class in-home spa are just a few of the extras the home boasts.
9. “The Rose Hill Estate” 5200 Moore Rd., Suwanne, GA 30024 – listed for $14 million; sold for $8.8 in 2016
Although this house only sold for $8.8 million, it makes the list, thanks to its listing price of $14 million, which is likely much closer to what it is worth. After all, the 35,100 sq. ft. Georgian manor costs an astounding $40 million to build in 2010. It sits on 14.5 acres that includes award-winning rose gardens, a saltwater swimming pool, pool house, and something a tad different from the other homes on the list. This 8-bedroom, 20-bathroom home offers an underground tunnel that runs from the main house to the 14-car garage. Inside, you’ll find 5 kitchens, a theater, and numerous small touches, such as custom-milled woodwork. Whoever bought it definitely got a great deal!
8. 2042 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 – $14.5 million
You should’ve known we’d be back in Buckhead before too long. Built in 2000, this 13,500 sq. ft. home was custom built using only the finest finishes and materials. It boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a wine cellar, library, and an amazing lower level with a media room, “jumping room,” fitness center, and climbing wall. An elevator makes going from floor to floor easy, while the dumb waiter is perfect for moving items. (As an added bonus, you’ll never have to worry about either not working because a full house generator kicks in when the power goes out.) It sits on 10 acres of land that overlooks the Chattahoochee River and includes gorgeous gardens, a pool with nearby “summer house,” a carriage-style guest house, outdoor kitchen, and pond.
7. “The Rice House” 00 Smith Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 – $14.7 million
Billed as a “presidential compound,” this 36,000 sq. ft. home features the latest in personal safety and global security. The 8-bedroom, 15-bathroom home will be built based on the buyer’s final personalization. Meanwhile, the design includes absolutely everything a “modern fortress” could possibly need, including a 30-car vault, command center, geothermal systems, vault, art museum, gun range, and self-sustaining power and water supply. Of course, it also has all the extras, including an infinity pool, game room, spa, full theater, bowling alley, solarium, three kitchens, and a wine cellar with a separate tasting room.
6. 117 E. 18th St. Sea Island, GA 31561 – $14.925 million
The 6th most expensive home in Georgia takes us to the coast, where this 5,747 sq. ft. “classic cottage” sits on 3 acres of land with 300 feet of ocean frontage. This home is much different than the others on this list. For example, the single-story cottage was built in 1944, though it has been updated. It includes seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, as well as a main living space with vaulted, beamed ceilings and a sun room with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for panoramic views of the Atlantic. Like the other homes, it does have a pool, but you won’t find a media room, home gym, or wine cellar here. Instead, you’re paying for a beautiful, traditional home that just happens to sit in a great location.
5. 490 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta 30305 – $15.8 million
It’s back to the heart of Buckhead, where this 33,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean-style estate sits on 2 acres of land. The 9-bedroom, 12.5 bathroom home features Moroccan hardwood floors, ornate ceilings, Italian tile, and a mosaic-style pool with two hot tubs and multiple fireside sitting areas. The home’s interior is nothing short of spectacular and includes seven kitchens, two gyms, a salon, cigar room, wine cellar, media room, library, and elevator. All nine bedrooms have a private balcony overlooking the lush landscape and a spa-like bathroom. It also offers a 4-car garage, pool house, separate guest house, and even a recording studio.
4. 319 West Fifty Fifth, Sea Island, GA 31561 – $16.5 million
Built in 1987 using Savannah Grey Brick, as well as Vermont slate for the roof and lead copper pipes, this 8,204 sq. ft. home sits on 1.25 acres at one of Sea Island’s highest elevations, allowing for spectacular views of the marsh. The interior of this 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom home features only the highest end fixtures and finishes, including black oak floors and lime washed wood in the library, while the outside has been meticulously maintained. Outdoors, you’ll find an English garden with a church steeple and water features, as well as a lap pool, hot tub sitting under a pavilion constructed from reclaimed virgin long leaf wood, an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and old trees that have created amazing canopies.
3. 120 Hawkins Ln, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 – $17.25 million
Better known as ‘Little Hawkins Island,’ this impressive property is a 3 acre private island that can only be accessed by a private gated bridge. Built in 2007, it consists of a 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish-style main residence, two 1,500 sq. ft. guest cottages, and ‘The Club,’ a 2,000 sq. ft. facility with a club room, bar, pool table, and workout facility. While the houses are absolutely stunning, it’s the outside that makes this property truly stand out. It offers 700+feet of deep water access, a bricked infinity pool and hot tub, luscious landscaping, spectacular views, and membership at Sea Island’s Cloisters Resort, where a tennis center, spa, golf club, and 5 miles of private beach can be found.
2. 4110 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 – $17.5 million
Formerly the home of Tyler Perry and billed as ‘the most compelling private residence to ever be offered to market in Atlanta,’ this 34,688 sq. ft. French Provincial-style home sits on 17 acres of land along the Chattahoochee River. It’s impossible to tell you everything about the 7- bedroom, 11.5-bathroom home that is equipped with everything from a theater and underground ballroom with catering kitchen to spa and fully equipped gym. The outside is just as spectacular, thanks to the formal and informal park-like gardens, resort-size infinity-edge swimming pool, separate hobby house, lighted tennis court, and fountain that greets you when you pull up to the main house. With two gated and secured entrances and a Presidential-level security system, the home is extremely secure. And, of course, there is an entire estate generator set to come on anytime the power goes out.
1. “Chestnut Hall” 4665 Riverview Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 – $48 million
Although it shouldn’t come as a huge shock that the most expensive home in Georgia is located in Buckhead, the $48 million price tag might. The 17,000 sq. ft. mansion, constructed from brick and limestone, includes seven bedroom, eight full bathrooms, luxury spa, fitness center with commercial equipment, library, children’s playroom, and a 2,400 sq. ft. master suite that features custom waterjet marble floors, an onyx bathtub, and top-of-the-line Herbeau fixtures. On its 18 acres, you’ll find a 4-bedroom guest house, large pool with pool house, and an array of one-of-a kind sculptures, including a pair of 17th century French limestone recumbent lions that guard the entry way.
The home opens up to a foyer and art gallery with a carved plaster ceiling inspired by the Vatican Museum and extends out to a 2,500 sq. ft. terrace complete with imported Jerusalem stone.
The house is currently on the market and is being sold with the valuable tapestries, priceless paintings, museum-quality antiques, and rare antiquities found from all over the world, dating back to the 4th century. You really do have to see the pictures to fully appreciate this home.