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The Stunning ‘Mini-Biltmore of Buckhead’ is Asking $2M

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Includes two-story spiral staircase library, antique chess piece chimney caps, and one glorious pool

Swiping through photos of this small-scale castle in Buckhead, it’s easy to feel envious of the homeowner who can afford such a stunning dwelling, even for those who oppose classical style.

Built in 1997 and billed as the "mini-Biltmore of Buckhead," the residence at 542 Argonne Drive in the Arden/Habersham neighborhood has six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and 6,882 square feet.

It occupies a piece of fenced-in property bigger than a football field.

Inside and out, the manor brims with sumptuous touches. Prime examples: a two-story, oak-paneled library with spiral staircase; antique chimney caps designed to resemble chess pieces; a century-old balustrade taken from a historic estate in Philadelphia; and solid walnut interior doors salvaged from an embassy in Washington DC.

So the antithesis of Home Depot, basically.

It also features five fireplaces, two laundry rooms, a built-in whole-home stereo system, and an in-law/nanny suite with separate entrance. A bluestone patio out back has a built-in gas grill and its own stereo system as well as a stunningly beautiful heated saltwater pool.

All of the above (and a feeling of triumph) for $2 million.