Harken back to a time long gone, but not forgotten! An era of genteel living, when families sustained themselves off the good earth. This is the opportunity of a life time to own a vestige of the Old South, a land of legend, of cotton and camellias, mint juleps, and magnolias.
Malbone, built circa 1867, represents the Old South with all its charming romantic splendor, chivalry, and gracious hospitality. The all brick Italianate architecture of the stately nineteenth century home, with its tall ivy covered white columns, boxwood hedges, ancient oak trees, and sweeping vistas is set in the midst of 432 acres of lush, gently rolling, green fields.
Robert M. Stiles built the approximately 5,000 square foot all brick home, which features a square columned entrance, and wide arched bay windows on each side. Bricks for the rare, and unique home were handmade from Georgia red clay, which was gathered, molded and sun dried on site. The grand and spacious home has been occupied by his descendants for 143 years. The home was named after Mr. Stiles cousin, Edward Greene Malbone, the famous American eighteenth century miniaturist. Malbone is patterned after Altama, the home site of the celebrated Hopeton Plantation in Glynn County, Georgia.
The fertile, bottom land, acreage is blessed with approximately one mile of scenic frontage on the mighty Etowah River. Mr. Stiles originally purchased the property at the time of the Cherokee Land Lottery. To this day, Cherokee and Creek Indian artifacts are found on the property, as well as artifacts dating back to the pre-historic Mound Indians.
Malbone’s neighbor to the East is the Ante-Bellum plantation home know as Valley View. It is an impressive present day show place, in which General George W. Schofield, of the Union Army, stayed for three months during the Civil War.
-Approximately 5,000 square foot all brick Italianate architecture circa 1867 home with a living room, dining room, entry foyer, office, breakfast room, kitchen with keeping room, great room on main level (could be used as a 6th bedroom), 5 bedrooms on second level.
-3 rental/guest/caretaker homes
-Heart pine flooring
-Approximately 1 mile of Etowah River frontage
-Approximately 400 acres
-Seller will divide to suit buyers needs
-Suitable for landing strip-Large equipment barn
-7 stall horse barn (expandable to 10 stalls)
-Multi-windowed building with skylights suitable for several uses including a studio/workshop
-Generates approximately $62,000 income annually from rental homes and land lease.