Gracefully tucked away just off Main Street in downtown Buford, the captivating Stonehedge venue is a timeless Southern treasure. This stunning estate showcases a magnificent two-story home, a modern event space with three gated entrances, evoking images of classic Southern novels and beloved movies like Steel Magnolias or The Notebook. Situated on over two acres of meticulously manicured grounds adorned with two nationally recognized Champion trees and native Georgia plants, Stonehedge is a natural oasis of beauty. The lush landscaping, lovingly preserved and maintained, is a testament to its rich history. Stonehedge was constructed in 1903 for Kate Allen and her husband, Burl Shadburn, daughter of Bona Allen Sr., the esteemed founder of a thriving tannery business in Buford during the late 1800s. As you approach, the grand wrap-around porch welcomes you with open arms. The majestic foyer entrance is adorned with original wood trim and antique push button light switches and hardware, a gleaming hardwood staircase, and a stunning crystal chandelier that casts a warm glow throughout the space. The natural stained-glass window adds a touch of artistry, while judges paneling and wood beams lend an air of opulence. Hideaway doors open to reveal a parlor complete with one of seven fireplaces found throughout the house. The dining room is a true masterpiece, featuring original murals with gold flake accents, a window wall that floods the room with natural light, and curved wood trim crafted by ship builders. The original chandelier hangs gracefully overhead, casting a soft glow on the concave glass in the hutch, showcasing the home’s attention to detail and craftsmanship. The modern professional kitchen is a chef’s dream, boasting a Wolf gas cooktop and oven, granite countertops and a commercial Masterbilt refrigerator. A nod to the home’s rich history can be seen in the two original pieces – an icebox and buffet – that add a touch of nostalgia to the space. The library, which could double as a bedroom, boasts a spacious bay window that fills the floor-to-ceiling built-ins with abundant natural light. A separate bedroom on the main floor comes complete with a full bath featuring a walk-in tile shower. The second floor of Stonehedge is a true haven, a spacious retreat that offers boundless possibilities for creativity and inspiration, adorned with an exquisite antique stained-glass window, adding a touch of vintage charm. A glass bridal suite and adjacent private porch provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Another bedroom/conference room features a full bath with an original claw tub. A 270-degree viewing room, surrounded by windows, offers a serene space to relax and take in the scenery.
The covered screened porch overlooks a serene koi pond and features removable screens, allowing for year-round enjoyment while the private fire pit creates a picturesque setting for outdoor gatherings and entertainment. Nestled in the rear of the property lies a stunning 4,000 sq ft event space, previously enchanting couples as a stunning wedding venue. Its allure and versatile layout offer endless possibilities for creating unforgettable experiences and cherished memories from romantic ceremonies to lively receptions. With a versatile layout, the first floor provides 2,000 sq ft of open space with a 16 ft garage door and French doors for easy loading and unloading. Upstairs, another 2,000 sq ft with an 18 ft ceiling and double slanted windows creates a grand and open atmosphere. Practical features include half baths on both floors, storage and IT rooms, and over 1,000 sq ft of covered porches for guests to enjoy.
For added convenience, the venue features a detached 2-car garage offering ample storage, parking spaces and a rear loading dock adding to the ease of logistics for event setup and breakdown. The garage is equipped with a state-of-the-art electric vehicle charger, catering to the needs of eco-conscious guests.