A Palatial Southern Estate & Private Lake
Magnolia Grande is a picturesque, expansive estate nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians near the charming southern town of Alabaster, Alabama – only twenty minutes from the city of Birmingham and ten minutes to the nearest airport in Shelby County. This unique premier listing features a palatial custom-built plantation-style home surrounded by a sprawling 144 acres of perfectly manicured landscape including a stunning thirty-seven-acre private lake ready for water-skiing & fishing from sun up to sun down. Magnolia Grande is one of the most impressive properties available in the contiguous Southern states offering luxurious resort-style living and lavish amenities sure to impress even the most discerning of guests.
As soon as you arrive at Magnolia Grande, you are immediately transported into a private world where you feel a million miles away from it all and time seems to stand still. A place where fireflies light up the star-filled night skies and nature’s symphony of wind blowing through the pines & songbird medleys are the only sounds to be heard. A secluded haven of timeless beauty and southern charm where traditions begin and memories are made.
The attention to detail in this masterfully designed regal escape begins at the stately gated entrance which serves as a portal to its sandstone lakeside driveway, vintage covered bridge, and cobblestone promenade of the main house; a canopy of hardwoods leads to the estate’s nostalgic dog-trot style guest house, panoramic pier, enclosed boathouse, caretaker’s cabin, custom barn for your motorhome and equipment, and countless acres of beautiful, diverse terrain just waiting to be explored.
Magnolia Grande is the epitome of perfection. A place where peaceful solitude meets grand magnificence.
The main residence greets visitors in royal style with a marble-lined two-story foyer and lead crystal chandelier. Splendid verandas overlook the lake and backyard garden terrace which features a Mediterranean-style custom swimming pool, majestic fountains, and a pool house. Throughout the home are soaring ceilings featuring custom millwork, sprawling spaces with a classic design perfect for entertaining, and opulent indulgences such as Mahogany floors, marble countertops, and a winding stairwell donned with antique bronze finials.
A first-floor guest room features a sunroom and in-suite bath. Also on the main level are formal living and dining rooms, a family room with fireplace, breakfast room, garden room, powder room, and a gourmet kitchen featuring a broad marble island, stainless steel top-of-the-line appliances, and elegant wrap-around glass cabinetry floating above the marble countertops with bar seating.
Upstairs you’ll find two more grand guest bedrooms, a master suite, and two master baths decorated in stunning marble and each with a separate custom walk-in closet, a den with a wet bar and fireplace, a covered porch for sipping morning coffee, and a sitting room perfect for an office or workout room. There are two attached garages and a large climate-controlled basement. Relaxing by the stunning pool area is a favored pastime at Magnolia Grande; featuring custom tile work, a pool house with kitchen and bathroom and a covered sitting area just steps away.
The private lake is the crowning jewel of Magnolia Grande. Its meandering shorelines, hidden slews amongst the rolling hills, and expansive views create a brilliant focal point no matter where you are on the property. It has an enclosed two-slip boathouse and is ideal for all types of watersports including swimming, waterskiing/tubing, and canoeing/kayaking. Fishing is also a favored pastime since it is stocked with bass, catfish, bream, and crappie.
Step back in time with the Magnolia Grande’s dog-trot style guest house featuring front and rear covered porches with one overlooking the lake and a wooden walkway around the lake dock and patio. The main bedroom has a fireplace and there is a loft bunkhouse for extra guests. Hardwood floors are throughout and other amenities include a combo kitchen, dining room, living room with a fireplace, and a laundry room. This quaint cabin was constructed from timber sourced from the grounds of Magnolia Grande and has a built-in covered charcoal grill close by.
The rustic caretaker’s cabin is a one-bedroom, one-bath space with covered porches front and rear, a fully appointed kitchen, living room, and washer and dryer hookups already in place.
The barn was custom built to accommodate a large motorhome and lawn/farm equipment.