1905 Gene Sarazen Way
The Legends: Huge Parcel with Stunning Executive Brick Home
1905 Gene Sarazen Way
In a world of cookie-cutter houses of all shapes and sizes, the attention to detail and love (often sweat and tears too) have a transformative affect. Custom homes go beyond unique to rare and often extraordinary. The estate home at 1905 Gene Sarazen Way is no exception.
Its prestigious location within the gates of Chateau Elan’s exclusive Legends Community places 1905 Gene Sarazen Way at the juxtaposition of luxury and convenience. The proximity to business giants that call Atlanta and the surrounding area home makes Chateau Elan an ideal home base for executives who need an easy commute. Only 45 minutes northeast of the capitol city, and seconds from interstate 85, Chateau Elan is equidistant from other nearby commerce centers like Gainesville and Duluth. For travelers, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport can be reached in an hour by car or more quickly from the nearest Marta station in Doraville.
The crown jewel of Chateau Elan’s 3500 acres of resort and residential property is partly visible to passerby on interstate I85. The Winery, housed in a replica 17th Century French Chateau is an odd sight to behold as one barrels down a north Georgia interstate. So, much so, that the words “French Chateau on I85” returns the right results in a Google query! Chateau Elan is also exceedingly beautiful. Its fields of chartreuse grape vines gleam in the sunlight and against the backdrop of the Winery’s impressive architecture create a remarkable visage. So memorable in fact, that the winery is one of the region’s most popular wedding venues.
1905 Gene Sarazen Way is a custom home on one of the largest lots in the entire Chateau Elan neighborhood of communities. A circle drive festoons the elegant front elevation. Creative landscaping, a brick exterior in deep hues ranging from oxblood to raw umber and smokey topaz frame a grand entrance with exquisite iron accented doors. A mix of traditional, Tudor and English designs, the voluminous home offers a welcoming friendship porch off to the left for a quainter more neighborly entry.
Those ornate iron entrance doors usher you through a formal foyer and into the great room. It is a truly grand room with 16-foot coffered ceilings, a marble fireplace and stunning oak floors. This room extends onto a sweeping stone patio that juts into the treetops. It’s perfect for sultry summer evenings with wine and h’orderves, or informal fall gatherings with spiced cider and college football.
From the great room, the home meanders off in many directions. The owner’s suite is on the main floor and is exceptionally large. The bedroom boasts a large picture window overlooking the wooded landscape. This gives the room a treehouse feel, albeit an extravagant tree house. Closet space will never be an issue in this expansive suite. A huge dressing room with custom racks and shelves with a custom freestanding oversized mirror would hold even the most enthusiastic of shopper’s wares. It also has its own window for natural light and is adjacent to the retreat style bath. Complete with his and her toilet areas, and an opulent step-up soaking tub, the master bath truly must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Besides the master suite, the main level hosts an oversized dining room with a stunning antique light fixture. The gourmet kitchen is light and bright and located just behind the dining room. This home has an exceptional flow for entertaining sizable groups. From the ease of access of the kitchen to dining room and the natural progression into the great room, screened porch and patio areas there is ample space for people to mingle.
Should the main floor become crowded, or the party be of the more casual variety, this home’s terrace level is perfect. Relax with friends at the antique bar or enjoy a movie in the comfortable leather chairs of the media room. All with a half bath nearby! Enjoy the storied antique touches throughout the terrace level. Solid brass doors from a long-ago bank building hang in the entrance to a potential wine cellar. You’ll pass through antique tavern doors from a New York pub to access the home’s elevator. With three complete levels, an elevator becomes far more practical than luxurious!
Also on the terrace level are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and their own patios overlooking the woods. Unusual in a terrace level are the extraordinarily high ceilings and beautiful columns and arches that both support the house and accent the living space. It’s on this level you’ll find the steam shower.
Worried about storage with a finished terrace? No need, this home has an oversized boat door and single bay garage door (perfect for your golf cart) that open to finished storage areas. In addition to the traditional garage space, these doors and storage areas are accessible by a second driveway. There’s even more storage or the possibility of another bedroom with an en-suite bath on the third level. A large attic area stands ready, complete with plumbing, to be drywalled and converted to living space. If the five bedroom, 5++ bath home has plenty of usable living space, you’ll have lots of room to organize your seasonal décor.
On the third floor, there are two more bedrooms, also with their own dedicated bathroom suites. The larger of the two rooms has a kitchenette. With the help of the elevator, this room makes a perfect mother-in-law suite or an office. The third floor can also be accessed by the front stairwell, next to the foyer in the great room or the back stairwell which descends into the kitchen area.
1905 Gene Sarazen Way is an exceptional home in the most desirable of exclusive communities in the Atlanta area. It sits on an ample parcel with rare and coveted privacy. The home comes with security cameras and was built for maximum efficiency. It spite of its size, the intelligent use of zoned HVAC systems and superior 2x6 construction helps to both adequately heat and cool all areas of the home and keep utility costs minimal. All interior walls are insulated too, specifically for this purpose.
For the discerning home buyer looking for the resort lifestyle with the fringe benefits afforded by a Legends Golf Club membership, 1905 Gene Sarazen Way is a must see and is priced competitively.
Avid golfers and fans of the sport will enjoy the street address and homage to Gene Sarazen, a legend in the world of golf. He is also honored in the design of the member’s only course. Aptly named, the Legends course and surrounding community is a genuflection to Sarazen, as well as Kathy Whitworth and Sam Snead. All three are titans in the 70 billion dollar a year industry.
Chateau Elan is also known for two other award-winning courses, seven spectacular restaurants, an opulent Inn and the new Hampton Inn property, all which make up the winery and spa. Residents enjoy all the benefits of living at a vineyard, the beauty, the food and the romance and they never have to pick a grape. The resort is bustling with exciting activities from full festivals to low-key wine pairing dinners. Friends and neighbors can gather for fine dining or a football game at Paddy’s Pub all either a walk or a short golf cart ride away.
Life at Chateau Elan is grand!