This newly built French inspired estate is located off of Long Island Drive NW in Atlanta, GA. It is situated on a large plot of land (especially for Atlanta) and is one of the largest new builds in the Atlanta metro area. It boasts a motor court, porte-cochere, detached garage with living quarters, swimming pool, two cabanas and more. Hopefully it will hit the market in the near future so that we can see what the inside looks like!

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  • Limedaiquar

    Nice. Don’t like how it’s built on that stage though.




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  • LE

    Wow…that place is beautiful. I would love to now the square footage and who owns it. The aerial photos really depict the enormity of the structure but don’t compliment the grounds surrounding the house. My suspicion is that it looks much nicer when viewing from the ground thaan from up above.




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  • Joejoe509

    Hmmm. So far, I like it. At first I didn’t mind the “stage”. In fact I kinda dig it. Especially with the bridge-like driveway it definitely lends itself to the castle/city wall look. I daydream about the massive basement you could hide under there… I think it adds a sense of security and importance being perched up on a stone pedastal like that. Build a moat around it and you’re good to go! I’m totally kidding btw. 😉

    But then practicality set in. The back yard appears to be little more than a postage stamp. I think my typical suburban backyard is bigger. There’s very little grass. So your main grassy area is up front below the stonework stage. And that’s possibly forgiveable if there were more convenient access/stairs to the grass. This really limits the potential uses for such an area. Your guests are not going to appreciate the meticulously groomed grass because their attention is going to be on the house as they drive up. This house appears to be very private.

    I’m a sucker for a nicely done porte cochere and I love the garage area. Judging from these pictures I really like the old French castle package. Beautiful area too! I would love to see more!

    P.S. Am I the only one that noticed Kenny’s new header with his picture on it? 🙂




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    • Grrrowler

      Postage stamp? I think it only looks small in relation to the house. It looks like quite a large lawn to me.




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      • Joejoe509

        Maybe. To be honest I was looking at this house on my phone with a smaller screen. But the grassy area by the pool is definitely (relatively) small. It seems that there is some more grass to the right of the pool and maybe some along the driveway. With all the trees it’s hard to tell how deep it goes. Or maybe my computer monitor sucks 😉 Still… I wish there was better access to the front main grassy lawn. The house seems crammed up against the neighbor behind it. But I’m sure that’s keep it as far away from the main roads as possible.

        I’m actually really curious to hear your thoughts on this house Grrrowler. I think you could have some informative comments. 🙂




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        • Grrrowler

          I just posted my very abbreviated comments before reading your reply. Now I feel that I’ve let you down since I didn’t say much!

          My mistake on the lawn: I was looking at the very large “front” lawn instead of the little grassy area by the pool. I would obviously use the large lawn for entertaining, especially since the “front” of the house is still very private.




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          • Joejoe509

            It’s all good. Do you think there’s a super sized basement?




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        • Grrrowler

          There’s clearly a basement of some type under the north wing; you can see some type of doors/windows from above. The “stage” doesn’t look like it has a basement under it, but who knows. I would think in a house this large, there’s no need to hide family-used rooms underground. Were it my house, I’d use any basement space mechanical, storage, and a catering kitchen.




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          • Joejoe509

            We need a better word for “stage”. Pedestal is about the best word I can come up with.

            If it weren’t in Georgia, I’m thinking indoor pool (although still possible) and a large home theater with a recreation room. I have no evidence to support this btw. Hey, a guy can daydream right? 🙂

            This is what is keeping the daydream alive, however: The north west garage/porte cochere structrue drops down to a lower level. This lower level has something shimmery hidden behind a tall wall like a small pool or a hot tub. So there must be living space below that garage. I would be suprised if there wasn’t some sort underground access connecting it to the remainder of the main house’s basement. So why not make the space under the “stage” livable? It’s hard to tell but there might be some windows peeking from under the large curve toward the front of the house.




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  • Grrrowler

    From what I can see, it looks interesting. The facade looks foreboding, but in a way that works. From the outside, I like it. It doesn’t come across as cheesy, and definitely looks substantial.




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  • Brian

    There have been some comments recently about how people are dissing the properties, but with one of this caliber I think any criticisms are relatively minor. All-in-all this is an admirably designed and executed country house. I am somewhat dubious that it will hit the market, as when they are this well done, they are likely to be owner built/occupied, not spec properties. But I will hope for interior pix, if not floor plans, to emerge at some point. A nice find Kenny, and your visage is a nice addition to the masthead.

    P.S. Anybody know the architect???




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    • Joejoe509

      Let’s start a petition to make interior photos and floorplans public knowledge. Who’s with me??!! 🙂




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      • Kenny Forder

        I’m with ya!!!! 🙂




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    • NOVA Ben

      Well we can always hope for financial difficulties that force a sale. I can say that without feeling guilty because of how fabulously rich these people clearly are.




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  • Marie

    I hope you get more info on it Kenny, wish I could drive by there and see it.




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  • Hunter

    This is one cool house. I love how private it is, and the lawn in back is also prime for a putting green. I wonder what the sq ft is too, looks like a large castle. I bet it’s an athlete’s pad. Perfect for entertaining, plus they obviously like their cars as well. BTW Kenny’s pic is nice!! Kenny you are fine!!




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    • Kenny Forder

      Credit to George Lyons for that pic!! 🙂




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  • JD

    The home was built by Jerry Bonner. The same builder that built LeReve in Cumming GA. I will withold the owners info. My comopany did all the Tile, Stone and glass for this home. I can answer a few questions that have been asked and then some. The home is on eleven acres. Kenny Rogers actually bought the property a several years back, bulldozed the original home and then left it vacant for about four years.The home is roughly 27,000 square feet. It does have a basement. The wine cellar is huge and has a nice sized walk in humidor as well. The roof cost 300K. There is 370K (including labor) in tile, stone and glass in the interior. The walls in the master bedroom and formal living room are covered in custom hand woven silk. The ceiling in the office/study has hand tooled leather with bronze “buttons”. I have heard numbers between fourteen and seventeen million as the hard cost of construction and that does not include the property or landscaping. I have some photos of this home during construction I could share if someone would tell me where to send them. Jerry Bonner is one of those few builders that has the know how and resources to build these kind of homes. All of his subs are truly craftsmen and artists. Most custom builders would not know how to find or contract these types of skilled workers. Not to mention the materials used in a home like this. Jerry Bonner is one of the most honest and passionate builders I have had the pleasure to work with. If you ever have the opportunity to build your dream home in Georgia or the Carolinas, I would strongly urge you to consider Jerry and Rhett Bonner for the job.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Thanks for the inside info! Very fascinating stuff. From what little you described, the interior sounds superb.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Thanks for the info! You can send the pics to contact@homesoftherich.net Thanks! =)




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      • JD

        Pics sent. Thanks.




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  • JD

    I can also add this. The owner is not an athlete or entertainer of any sort. And this home will not be for sale any time soon so dont hold your breath.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Oh well, so much for professionally done photo galleries. Guess I’ll just have to imagine.




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  • Daniel

    So it IS possible to have a newly built home on a lushly landscaped lot. Joy!




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