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An hour from Atlanta, own artistic retreat with full winery for $2.9M

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Cherokee County custom home boasts “features contributed by artists throughout the country”

A photo of the rustic residential complex, with 6 aces of active vineyards, outside downtown Ball Ground.
The rustic residential complex, with 6 aces of active vineyards, outside downtown Ball Ground.
Photos courtesy of Engel & Volkers Atlanta North Fulton

Up in Cherokee County, where the North Georgia Mountains flatten into foothills, a unique live-work property billed as the closest winery to Atlanta is summoning oenophiles, entrepreneurs, or anyone else with $2.9 million.

Find the property a cork’s toss from Interstate 575 in Cherokee County, about 50 miles from Midtown, with six acres of active vineyards that produce more than a dozen Georgia vino varieties.

The nucleus of these 25 rolling acres, collectively called Feather’s Edge Vineyards now, is a nearly 6,000-square-foot single-family home designed by local artisans, with features contributed by artists around the country, some to dazzling effect. (See the peaked, chapel-esque skylight feature, wood carvings, and handcrafted metal banisters).

Elsewhere on the grounds, find two stages (one being a lovely natural amphitheater), a pond, workshop, two barns, an in-law suite with an elevator, and two functioning businesses with highway frontage.

It listed in early April and hasn’t budged off the initial asking price since. It’s obviously geared toward a niche market, and the home’s mere three bedrooms could cause some buyers trepidation, though the multitude of porches in such a bucolic setting could help alleviate any angst.

“Homebuyers and wine connoisseurs can have the opportunity to create some of the most exclusive wine in North Georgia,” Noelle Larson, Engel & Völkers Atlanta North Fulton advisors, said of the listing, in a press release. “The possibilities are endless for a buyer with an imagination.”

Before heading north to have a gander (and sip), note this riffraff-discouraging stipulation: “Proof of funds required prior to showing.”

The natural amphitheater.