The instantly-recognizable plantation house that set the stage for the Wilkes family home in the movie “Gone with the Wind” is now on the auction block. And frankly, my dear, it’s a bargain.

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According to its website, the plantation home — now renamed Twelve Oaks after “Gone With the Wind” — inspired author Margaret Mitchell as the book was being adapted into the Oscar-winning movie. She apparently saw a picture of the Covington, Georgia home in the “Atlanta Journal,” sent it to the film’s production team and wrote “I like this for Ashley’s home.” 

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According to Target Auction Company, the house was built in 1836, and features more than 10,000 square feet of newly-renovated space. It’s a classic antebellum home, with wrap-around porches and large oak trees, but has new appliances and high-end fixtures, thanks to a $2 million renovation in 2017. 

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The house has 12 bedrooms and 12-and-a-half bathrooms. It’s so large that it was used as a bed-and-breakfast from 2012-2018. 


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Some other updated features of the home include a pool, 12 fireplaces, 3 acres of gardens, a historic gazebo, a full chef’s kitchen, a 4-car carriage house and even Tesla and Copper Creek charging stations. According to the auction site, the two of the bathtubs cost over $14,000 each.


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“We feel we’ve accomplished what we set out to do and we are ready to start a new adventure,” said the owner of Twelve Oaks in a press release. “This was a dream of mine and we feel we achieved it beyond our imaginations.”

Online bidding for the home began July 4, and a live auction will take place on July 25. The starting bid is $1 million. 


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