Zillow Gone Wild is loving this unique $1.5m Ellijay home

‘Ideal for a vineyard’

“It’s a truly unprecedented market in a lot of ways,” Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, a senior research associate at the Harvard housing center, told Reuters.The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta officially named Georgia’s capital city “unaffordable” earlier in the year, but that was only the beginning of local market woes.In late November, mortgage rates closed in on 7% — a level realtor.com reported has not been seen in 20 years. .According to realtor.com, home prices are beginning to fall and are expected to drop far more still due to the rising mortgage rates.A modern Atlanta household needs to earn $116,890 a year before taxes to afford a median-priced home.

Built in 1991, this $1,550,000 Roundtop Road estate in Ellijay is a sprawling 4,993 square-foot mini-mansion. The 87.22 acres of land it rests on transforms the property into a gargantuan estate — one that has caught the eye of Instagram’s Zillow Gone Wild.

“The perfect home facade does exist and it’s this one with almost 5,000 square feet and over 87 acres in Ellijay, GA,” Zillow’s collection of most unique and dazzling home offerings proclaimed.

Featuring a 360-degree observation room of the surrounding North Georgia mountains, the house is designed to be a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

“Whether you want this for a mountain retreat, bed and breakfast or family compound this one has it all,” the listing said. “87+ acres of completely private land with roads, running creek, pasture land and rolling hills (ideal for a vineyard).”

The home features a master bath with heated floors, a freshly tiled walk-in shower and a separate garden tub. The basement features a safe room for stormy weather, and a concrete pad with a nearby septic tank installed rests just outside for RV hookups.

While the home’s amenities and sprawling acreage help justify its towering price tag, it’s the house’s unique design that earned it a spot on Zillow Gone Wild.

The house has a postmodern design, including a central watch tower and octagonal window space. The two-car garage features a slanted roof that climbs up behind the central tower before sloping back down across the home’s sun room. It’s a design that won’t be found anywhere else.

From vacationing with the family to hosting a bed and breakfast, it’s an Ellijay estate with a lot to offer.

Listing by RE/MAX Town & Country

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