Georgia mansion that inspired 'Gone with the Wind' home up for sale

COVINGTON, Ga. (WTVD) -- The historic Georgia mansion that inspired the location for Twelve Oaks in the 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" is up for sale - and can be yours.

The mansion was built in 1836 and was chosen by author Margaret Mitchell as the model for Ashley Wilkes' Twelve Oaks in the film.

Handwritten notes show Margaret Mitchell choosing the home as the model for Twelve Oaks in 1939's Gone with the Wind. (Credit: The Twelve Oaks / Target Auction Company)

The Twelve Oaks / Target Auction Company

It was a private home but recently served as an award-winning bed and breakfast, event venue and backdrop for over a dozen more films.

The home underwent a $2 million renovation in 2017. It currently features:

  • 12 bedrooms

  • 12 bathrooms

  • 11-foot ceilings

  • 12 modern fireplaces with remote controls

  • 10,000 square feet

  • Over 3 acres of gardens

  • Chef's dream kitchen

  • Poolside chandelier-lit gazebo

  • Four-car carriage house

  • Hardwood floors

  • Period lighting

  • The Twelve Oaks property was chosen by Southern Living as one of the South's best inns in 2018.

    Covington is known as the Hollywood of the South and is about 30 miles east of downtown Atlanta.

    Online bidding began on July 4 .
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