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Owner: $3.5M Lake Lanier mansion is ‘a great place to self-quarantine’

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It’s got six bedrooms, 12,000 square feet, and a huge double-decker dock

An aerial photo of a large house on a huge lake.
7415 Breeze Bay Road occupies its own peninsula in Cumming.
PalmerHouse Properties; photography by Jack Miller/Smug Mug

Of all the marketing angles you’d have never expected or wanted to see, calling a sprawling mansion on the banks of Lake Lanier a quarantine haven is certainly one of them.

But that’s the point owner Carol Leone makes about this highly customized, gated 2003 build on a private peninsula in Cumming, where a rustic aesthetic meets something akin to postmodern in the lake’s southern reaches near Ga. Highway 400.

“[It’s] a great place to self-quarantine, or produce new music” in the studio-worthy rooms that could serve as artist retreats, Leone wrote to Curbed Atlanta. “Celebs or creatives [could] get a jump on locking up residences when film production actually resumes, or ... enjoy water activities with the quarantined family. The lake is already full of boaters the past few days.”

Tucked away in the Breeze Bay subdivision, the property has been listed for as high as $5.9 million (2016) and as a rental for $20,000 monthly, records show. Two weeks ago it listed with PalmerHouse Properties for $3.49 million.

It counts a whopping 12,000 square feet with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms on about 2.7 acres.

A home’s huge white and stone facade at the end of a driveway.
Beyond the gates, this facade greets visitors at the end of a long drive.

Leone noted that Netflix’s Ozark series scouted her home “but elected to work two seasons out with my two neighbors who have a bit more traditional taste.”

It’s not lacking in privacy, that’s for sure.

The grounds include a fenced, one-acre horse pasture with stalls, a foundation that could serve as sports courts or a helipad, and a two-story deck with lakeside sunset views. The golf, beach, and party options at Lake Lanier Islands and Margaritaville, as listings note, are a 10-minute boat ride away.

Beyond the fully customized house, you’ll find a heated gunite pool and spa, covered outdoor kitchens (plural), and a four-car garage.

One interesting facet is that the house is fully GeoThermal, which means you could “go barefoot year round!” as the listing advises.

A huge great room with towering windows.
With its double-sided fireplace and towering ceilings, the great room is well-suited for a ginormous sectional couch. A Control4 smart automation system was installed in 2019, per listings.
A huge kitchen with granite counters everywhere and tile flooring.
A kitchen like few others. (Another full kitchen is down on the terrace level).
A big room with a purple rug and TV.
One of many customized rooms that serve as hangout options.
A large white lounge space with wood ceilings.
An elevated hangout where ceiling details are apparent. The custom ironwork found throughout the property is seen here, too.
A big white bedroom with a huge bed and many windows.
The master suite’s vaulted ceilings and balcony access.
A huge master bathroom with a hot tub and vanity at left.
Unique lines continue in the master bathroom.
A big room with a fireplace and red couch.
This terrace-level hangout includes a unique fireplace surround.
A view for sunset over a dock and a huge lake.
This 32 by 32 foot dock on the peninsula allows for 180-degree sunset views over coveted deep water.
A drone image of a huge house on a big lake.
An overview of the home’s pool and grounds.