As the 'four-over-four' houses on Prince Avenue and South Milledge Avenue were build at the turn of the 19th century , the planter on Barnett Shoals Road decided that the time was now ripe to create his version of a 'four-over-four' house as he doubled the ground plan of the country manor. Two grand French doors were added on each flank of the first floor, one side overlooking the sunken garden and the other a small elegant pool (pool is currently not accessible to guests).
Much later, in 1977, a wonderfully designed country kitchen, entirely in hand hewn pine and with its hand built stone wood burning fireplace was added.
The latest renovation of The Colonels in the early years of the 21st century has been one with safety, security, efficiency, yet historical preservation in mind.
A special feature of The Colonels is the terrace sunken garden with its beautiful brickwork and flowers, a view that can be enjoyed from within, from the upstairs bedroom windows or from the balcony of the grand music room.
The current owners equipped and decorated all rooms of The Colonels with European antique furniture, chandeliers, oriental rugs and tapestries from an old Imperial Hapsburg Chateau in Belgium♥, creating an upscale, distinguished and pleasant environment in 'the French Manor style'♣.
The Bohemian crystal glass work was individually commissioned in Bohemia by the owners and brought over after dedicated crafting and engraving. French chateau silverware is presented for special occasions or packages.