Main Residence – 4,972± sq. ft.: Built in 1895, this historic farmhouse is very inviting and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home has been meticulously maintained over the years and underwent a significant renovation in 2011 to provide modern amenities, but with a huge emphasis on protecting its charm. Just to name a few items, the renovation included replacing windows, rebuilding fireplaces, installing energy efficient and clean air systems as well as professional grade Viking appliances. The floors are antique ten-inch heart-pine planks coupled with antique bricks in areas. Custom mountain stone work has been used inside the home and heavily throughout the outside living areas and surrounding landscape. The indoor-outdoor transition is very well done as the main living space opens to an inviting patio with a pavilion that includes an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Just behind the house in the courtyard sits a potting shed built completely out of mountain stone.
Horse Stables with Customized Residential Area – 6,000± sq. ft. estimated: A gorgeous architecturally designed stable sits across the courtyard from the main house and truly adds to the visual enticement of the main footprint of improvements. In 2011, this structure was completely renovated into a fully customized structure that is very well-appointed. For the animals, there are seven horse stalls, two wash bays, tack room, feedroom, kitchenette/bath with washer/dryer, multiple storage bays, and an internal water drainage system for maintenance. When needed, this equine area is heated. For the living area, there is a very handsome owner’s office with a mudroom on the main floor. Climbing a set of old English oak steps will take you to an astonishing living area that is perfect for housing family and friends. Eighteen people can sleep comfortably in three different rooms with two of the rooms having full bathrooms. The living area includes a great room with a large kitchenette, laundry room and loft. The interior includes eight-inch antique oak floors and custom milled pine board and batten walls. The stables exterior siding, doors and hardware are all custom milled with enormous attention to detail.
Greenhouse – 720+ sq. ft.: A short distance from the main house, there is a fully functional and substantial greenhouse that is landscaped with boxwoods surrounding it. A quaint potting shed sits close to the greenhouse.
Guest Cottage – 1040± sq. ft.: Located next to the equipment building, there is a fully renovated trailer that surprises everyone with how nice and cozy the inside is. It has three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, laundry room and a living room.
Equipment Buildings & Shop: This metal structure is 40’ x 90’ and 22’ tall. It serves as the farm’s primary maintenance facility and has a well-designed workshop. There are automatic garage doors on both sides allowing for heavy equipment to pull in and out with ease. On the sides of the building, there are covered areas for parking equipment and implements. There is an additional 20’ x 20’ equipment shed that connects to a fuel shed.
The annual property taxes for Tolemac are approximately $31,251.
The farm is an ideal candidate to be enrolled in Georgia’s Conservation Use Value Assessment Program, which allows for a reduction in property taxes for larger landowners. This is not a Conservation Easement.
There is not a Conservation Easement on the property and a new owner could realize significant tax benefits if he elected to protect the landscape in perpetuity.