"Take a good look at my dear. It's a historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about," Rhett Butler told Scarlett O & # 39; Hara in the 1939 girl "Gone with the Wind" when the "old south "fell.
Interested buyers – and fans of the beloved but controversial movies – can take the same advice in designing a beautiful Georgia mansion with a special connection to the legendary auction bid film, which opens on July 4th to $ 1,000. 000th
Earlier this week, the brochure broke that 10,000-square-foot antebellum mansion in Covington that inspired Margaret Mitchell, author of the movie's original text for character Ashley Wilkes & # 39; property, will soon be put on sale, Atlanta Journal- Constitution reports.
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Mitchell is said to have seen a picture of the royal 12-bedroom, 12-bath home in the Atlanta Journal of 1939 and told movie producer David Selznick, "I like this for Ashley's home," as per. Southern Living.  Although movies were not shot on the Monticello Street manor, the movie's "Twelve Oaks" property was inspired by it, according to the Journal-Constitution.
According to Target Auction Company, which coordinates sales, the White Mansion was built in 1836 and has been named National Register of Historic Places.
The manor received a $ 2 million renovation in 2017, updating its electrical system, HVAC, code requirements, kitchen, baths and more. Enviable features include a large dining room, lounge, "cook's dream kitchen", five chimneys, twelve fireplaces with remote controls, expansive porches and much more.
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The mansion, which rests on 3.15 acres, also includes a pool, gazebo and four-car wagon house.
The auction house reports that online bidding for the home will open on Independence Day, with live auction starting on July 25.
Based on Mitchell's very popular novel of the same name, "Gone with the Wind" told the story of young Scarlett O & # 39; Hara, who fights and arrangements to maintain possession of his family's property during the war disturbance.
In the film, Hara is played by famous actor Vivien Leigh, while her primary love interest, Rhett Butler, is played by Clark Gable.
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The film has become under fire for what has been described as racially "insensitive" content, as its portrayals of blacks as entertaining and often cartoon-like slaves. Other objections to what they argue for are an overly favorable presentation of Confederacy in general.
Fox News & # 39; Dom Calicchio has contributed to this report.