It is an iconic home at the corner of Davis Drive and Northside Drive. From this vantage point passing motorists catch a glimpse of “Round Hill”, home of the late Charlie Loudermilk. A front lawn longer than an NFL field is lined by an avenue of trees on either side, framing a stately limestone facade and a life-size statue of a Buck. Like the man for whom this sprawling estate was built, it is larger than life.

Charlie Loudermilk portrait by Rossin. Courtesy of

Situated on a serene 14+ acres at 825 Davis Drive, it is the largest property available in the Buckhead area and is being offered for sale for the first time ever by Buckhead Realtor, Ben Hirsh. “It is a real honor to be chosen to represent such an amazing property,” said Hirsh. “I had the privilege of knowing Charlie and spending time with him here at his home. He loved this place dearly, and I look forward to finding the next owner who will make it their home.”

The home was designed by William T. Baker for Loudermilk with significant influence from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, at twice the scale. “The scale and quality of construction of this home is extraordinary,” said Baker. “The quality and quantity of hand-carved limestone, the slate roof from Vermont, and wood-mould bricks would be very hard to replicate today. Even if you could, it would cost well over $1000 per foot to build.”

The 15,000 square foot home was constructed by Jerry Bonnor and completed in 1999. The grounds include 14+ usable acres. Paths winding through the wooded property connect various improvements which include a fishing pond, waterfall, greenhouse, garden beds, an old log cabin that was once a hunting lodge, and a barn.”This is an heirloom-quality property,” added Hirsh. “A rare opportunity that you have only one shot at.” For more photos and information, contact Ben Hirsh and click here.

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Local couple Wes and Christy Rogers have recently purchased multiple parcels in the heart of Buckhead totaling approximately 12 acres with a plan to build a large estate home for themselves. The expansive piece of land occupies a prominent location that spans from West Paces Ferry Road all the way through to Northside Drive, just a few blocks East of Pace Academy.

The multi-parcel sale closed in August for a total of $8,968,954. The buyer’s purchasing entity was Westlake WPF Holding LLC and until now, the buyer and their intention for the property has remained a much-talked about mystery in Buckhead. According to Christy Rogers, the property fulfilled their desire for a large piece of land while maintaining their central Buckhead location: “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to assemble that much acreage on West Paces Ferry.  We love our current home so much, but with our growing family we needed more space.  We have liked the idea of having a farm for the four boys to play, but now we get to do it in town instead!”

Wes Rogers is co-founder and CEO of Landmark Properties, a real estate investment and development firm. Christy Rogers is Director of National Sales for Fidelity National Title Group.

The seller was an entity controlled by local developer The Macallan Group that had been involved in discussions with the city for a subdivision of up to 15-20 homes on the site, a density that is permitted by the existing R3 zoning of the property. Atlanta city council member Mary Norwood had led a push to stop or change the developer’s plans after she and others claimed that the 1928 home previously located at 670 West Paces Ferry was an important historic structure that needed to be preserved. Others argued that the home was not an architectural gem, having been passed over by potential historically-minded buyers for more than six months before being purchased by Macallan. The purchase of the property by the Rogers is a surprise ending that neither side likely anticipated.

The earliest estates that lined West Paces Ferry were built over 100 years ago, mostly by families drawn to the idea of grand homes on large acreage. It appears this tradition will continue with another great estate set to line Buckhead’s most well-known thoroughfare.