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.
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.