ATLANTA, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Located 15 minutes outside of Athens, Georgia, home to the University of Georgia, is one of the finest country estates known as Beaver Dam Farms. The massive 973+/-acre property, with its three private spring fed lakes, 12,000-square-foot mansion, five guest houses and clubhouse, lake clubhouse, 2+/-acres under roof equestrian/multipurpose arena with 44 stalls, two swimming pools, two clay tennis courts, and an 18-hole championship rated golf course, was formerly owned by country superstar Kenny Rogers.
The property reflects Rogers' signature style and often served as musical inspiration throughout his career. Rogers hosted several publicized golf tournaments, including the popular Classic Weekend, a fundraising event featuring basketball, tennis, fishing and golf, in addition to music and entertainment. Each hole of the pristine golf course was carefully planned by Rogers, with water features and aesthetics such as a bridge inspired by the famous bridges at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Lush landscaping surrounds the property with colorful gardens and peaceful nature trails. "I have so many fond memories at Beaver Dam Farms," said Rogers. "I still dream about playing golf on its course two to three times a week."
The famed estate brought great joy to Rogers and was a personal symbol of his success. "I was raised in the projects in Houston, Texas, and I always had this dream of doing something spectacular," he said. "I remember when I was young, I would walk through the wealthy part of town on my way to school and saw the automated sprinklers and thought, 'one day I'm going to have those.' So, when I built the golf course, I would go out and sit on the golf cart and watch the sprinklers. To me, it was a sign that I had achieved my dreams."
"In my 33 years in the real estate business I have had the pleasure of touring many beautiful properties, but Beaver Dam Farms took my breath away," said Todd Good, CEO, Accelerated Marketing Group, the company marketing the auction.
Why an Auction? The current owners live on the other side of the country and felt their inability to utilize the country estate on a more routine basis was depleting from the beauty of the property and it was just time to let it go. To that end, the ownership has stated the property will be sold to the highest bidder at or above $3,500,000 fully furnished. The estimated replacement cost of the property has been estimated between $30 million and $40 million. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Good. "Beaver Dam Farms is rich in history and uniqueness, and someone is going to get a steal July 9 at the auction."
Qualified buyers may schedule an appointment to tour the property each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning June 4 until the auction date.
The Wilbert Group
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