The barn at Lake Rabun has been restored into a place where family and friends could gather, rest, and unplug with carefree comfort in one of the most desirable spots in Georgia.
The original barn is a century old structure situated on a historic sight. Once a 500 acre estate owned by Coca-Cola executive Samuel Candler Dobbs, it functioned as a horse stable for the estate. The structure echoes the history and traditions of old Lakemont, combining an extensive use of large river stone and timbers from the surrounding area. The exterior has its own distinct personality boasting a dramatic cat-ski roof line reminiscent of a colonial saltbox style.
After numerous owners and renovations, the latest transformations reveal a more open and sociable floor plan infused with classic yet updated features.The unveiling begins with a custom barn door entry and striking antler handles that suggest what is to follow. Once inside, guests are greeted by a grand stone-floored foyer and dining room that leads into the great room. Scotty Mitchell designed the house with warmth and comfort giving it a relaxed elegance. Tasteful features include the reclaimed heart pine floors, touches of leather and iron, and soft wool carpets that run throughout the house. Each room contains a subtle reminder of the barn’s past whether a pair of leather riding boots, a hunting trophy, an antique horse feeder, a bit, a bridle or a riding habit. The once separated living areas are now reshaped into one large yet intimate space in a soft palette that showcases the gallery of original art, bronzes, antiques, and custom furniture. There is a large stone fireplace and multiple seating areas that can accommodate large gatherings while still feeling cozy for smaller groups. The dormer windows in the great room create more openness while offering a visual surprise at dusk. The expansive commercial kitchen gleams with European pottery, copper, and stainless. It is fully appointed for guests to prepare their own gourmet meals or to bring in a private chef or Caterer. Guests can also enjoy a casual meal at the custom-built bar table in the kitchen. The media room, adjacent to the front foyer, has the most comfy sectional to snuggle into and watch movies or the big game on the large screen.
The home sleeps seventeen comfortably in the seven private bedrooms and eight and a half baths. The bedrooms are designed with serene comfort in mind. Each King bedroom features The Barn’s own “Barn Bliss”, Talalay organic mattress complete with luxurious European linens, and all of which have a private bath with marble vanities and slate tile floors. Additionally, there is a bunk room with custom-built bunk beds and a separate “hayloft” with bean bags and TV for kids to escape with their games and movies.
Outside, relax in the cool mountain air and gentle breezes under manicured hardwoods on two acres of native plantings across from one of Georgia’s most beautiful mountain lakes. Treat yourself to a bonfire under the stars; swing on the two-person rope swing overlooking Lake Rabun; and enjoy the expansive 1000 square foot deck that accommodate large or more intimate events under the tree canopy with glimmering lights. The views are particularly striking at sunset when the light shimmers across the water and through the trees! After sunset guests are captivated by MoonTechs’ elaborate lighting design that sets the mood for any occasion. The landscape architecture and installation was provided by Live Oak Manors and W Designs.
We implemented the renovation of The Barn together with a lot of help from talented partners, friends, and family just in time for our own wedding. We continue to expand our renovation and design expertise in the North Georgia Mountains and will eventually live here full-time.
At last, The Barn’s doors are open again for guests visiting the North Georgia Mountains & Lakes, family reunions, birthday parties, work retreats, weddings, a holiday residence, a girls’ weekend or any excuse to create a memorable experience with family and friends. When guests rent the The Barn at Lake Rabun, the entire house and grounds are theirs to enjoy!
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