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Up in Clayton, GA, $1.7M buys best of lake, golf living

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Traditional upscale décor and the natural beauty of the North Georgia Mountains highlight this three-story estate 

Stone house with driveway in front of mountains.
The stone home’s bucolic setting.
Harry Norman Luxury Lake and Mountain

[Editor’s note: With spring selling and travel season in full swing, Curbed Atlanta will occasionally be venturing beyond the ITP/OTP limits to spotlight captivating properties the Peach State has to offer. Know of an exceptional beach, mountain, river, swamp, Athens, Madison, Savannah, or other home that deserves a look? Drop a note in the tipline, please.]

About two hours north of Atlanta, overlooking the Waterfall Club golf course and the waters of Lake Burton, this five-bedroom, five-bath house offers a quiet retreat from city life—and no shortage of space for several families at once.

Counting a whopping 8,492 square feet, this 2005 home offers a ceaseless variety of traditional touches, like the columns leading into the dining room, custom built-ins flanking the fireplaces in both the great room and the family room off the kitchen, and the recessed lighting tucked in the molding in the master bedroom.

There’s a lot of distinctly mid-aughts traditionalism going on, but could the vistas be worth it for deep-pocketed buyers not feeling that aesthetic?

Panoramic views of the golf course and lake fill the expansive windows along the back of the house. Potential buyers can further enjoy the views on the two-story terraces holding court over the backyard.

Along with the purchase of the house, potential buyers also can enjoy the Waterfall Club amenities as well as lake amenities that include “private day dock” access for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and more.

If the golf course and lake don’t provide enough outdoor recreational opportunities, the home is also close to Moccasin Creek State Park and the Appalachian Trail.

While the home contains much more space for the ask of $1,749,000 than one would find Inside the Perimeter for the price, it almost certainly would serve as a second home rather than a primary residence for most Atlanta buyers.

After all, that would be quite the commute to downtown.