Mansion that inspired Ashley Wilkes’ home in ‘Gone with the Wind’ is for sale

This gorgeous antebellum mansion located in Covington, Georgia was first built in 1836, but it wasn’t until nearly a century later that the home was easily recognized by many across the country.

Now, the home which inspired one of the stately manors in Gone with the Wind is for sale.

When Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind was being adapted for film, she had two requests. She didn’t want to be involved in the production and that a photo of an 1836 home she came across in the Atlanta Journal be used as the inspiration for Ashley Wilkes’ house.

She sent a clipping of the home along with a handwritten note to the production team.

Posted by The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast on Saturday, 12 December 2015

According to a recent post on, the 10,000 square foot house, which has become known as the Gone with the Wind home, is for sale.

In 2017, Twelve Oaks’ current owners purchased the plantation-style house in “rundown condition.” They spent $2 million to restore it and add 21st-century amenities to the 1836 home.

There are 12 bedrooms, 13 baths, and 12 fireplaces, and though the home received a renovation the decor is from the original time period.

Posted by The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The house has been put up for auction with a starting bid of $1 million. Potential buyers have until July 25 to place their bids.

Would you bid on this stately manor?

If I had the money I totally would! It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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