A look at 3863 Streamside Drive in Marietta, which is being sold for $2.5 million. The 12,000-square-foot castle sits on an acre just off Sope Creek.
Photo: Coldwell Banker Realtors
Photo: Coldwell Banker Realtors

PHOTOS: $2.5 million will get you a real-life castle in Marietta

If you’re into the 1770s Scottish castle vibe and have $2.5 million to spend, please have a seat and keep reading.

This 12,000-square-foot castle sitting on an acre for sale at 3863 Streamside Drive in Marietta demands some attention.

Consider the six-bedroom, six-bathroom set-up — don’t worry, that includes the carriage house apartment — with room for at least five cars.

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Let’s start with the obvious. The castle construction was inspired by “some of the most wonderful castles in England and Scotland, one being the home of Sir Walter Scott circa 1771,” according to its Coldwell Banker real estate agent.

Far less European but still cool, the home is near Sope Creek, the old paper mill and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

The exterior sconces are 100 years old and the door is, according to the real estate agent, from a 1700s English castle.

A look at 3863 Streamside Drive in Marietta, which is being sold for $2.5 million. The 12,000-square-foot castle sits on an acre just off Sope Creek.

Moving inside, there are 55 hand-carved doors made from solid Honduran mahogany that are hand-stained and waxed by artists trained in Gibraltar. The material cost for the Mahogany alone is more than $500,000, the real estate agent said.

The ceilings go up to 25 feet in some spots, and the dining room features a 24-carat gilded bronze chandelier.

Don’t forget about the multiple powder rooms throughout the home.

The kitchen, which has a six-burner Viking brand gas cooktop, leads into the breakfast area with its great view of Sope Creek.

If you still aren’t convinced that this would be a neat place to live — and host a party, then direct yourself to the climate-controlled wine cellar that can hold more than 1,500 bottles.

And then there’s the two-story recreation area with plenty of room for activities and a 25-foot-high chimney. The chimney and the area surrounding it are lined with dozens of taxidermied animals.

There’s also a gazebo outside with a fireplace and another outdoor seating area with a firepit.

Check out more views of the property below.

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