411 OLD POST ROAD Madison, GA. The Broughton Hall estate spans over 2 acres in the literal heart of Madison's cherished Historic District - a rare and sought-after location. Built in or around 1837, this renowned, antebellum home retains all of its historic character and parts of the original boxwood gardens. As one of Madison's most celebrated antebellum homes, it also flawlessly combines Greek Revival, Italianate, and Gothic Revival elements. The wide central hall has 12-foot ceilings and features a magnificent original staircase. It opens onto two covered front porches with Italianate bric a brac [means objects of little value] accents. Both original heart pine front doors are bound by transom windows. The twin porches beautifully frame views of the peaceful grounds, gardens, old established trees, and the functioning ornamental cast-iron fountain. Original windows and rich heart pine floors are found in the main historic structure. Two formal areas are just off the main hall, each room accented with elegant marble mantles and separated by a heart pine, 4-panel pocket door. The Large Dining room is fit for a grand celebration complete with a butler's pantry between it and the kitchen. The modern kitchen was recently fully remodeled with new granite countertops, top-of-line stainless appliances -- warming oven, double convection oven, 6-top gas burner, wine fridge -- all ready for a gourmet chef. Plentiful custom cabinets and an expansive pantry provide kitchen storage. The interior has all the comforts of modern living with over 6 large bedroom suites. There are two owner's suites, one on the main floor and one on the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor owner's suite has a soaking clawfoot tub and a large dressing room/closet. The rooms are spacious, open and bright, with heavy moldings, wide heart-pine floors, and fireplaces. Reclaimed wood is used throughout the main floor for additional decorative touches. Two wings were added to the main house in the mid 90s and include the bedroom suites as well as the 3-car garage, brick-floor den/keeping area, and an upstairs suite featuring an office, great room/game room, full bath, bar, and sleeping quarters. Just outside heralds relaxing, resort-like amenities including a private pool, lighted tennis court and an authentic British-themed pub. The estate also possesses two recently constructed, charming guest cottages -- little gems hidden in the boxwood gardens -- that were designed in keeping with the historic district and character.
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