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