A Look Inside The ‘Gone With The Wind’ Mansion

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The movie may have come out almost 80 years ago, but it will always remain a classic.

Gone With The Wind is the highest grossing movie of all time in the United States and Canada (when adjusted for inflation), and stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland.

While the actors were perfectly cast, there were other pieces of the film that were also perfect. The sets they chose were such huge parts of the movie, especially Ashley Wilkes’ family’s mansion, which was called Twelve Oaks.

Gone With The Wind was based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell, who didn’t want to be involved  in the production of the movie. She did have involvement in finding Twelve Oaks, though. According to WGN, she sent a newspaper article about the home to a historian who was working on the film, and wrote, “I like this for Ashley’s home.”

Now, you can live in Ashley’s home! Well, the house that inspired it. Twelve Oaks was used as the model for his mansion, and as you can tell in the video below, they made it look like the real thing!

Below are the details on the gorgeous mansion, which is in Covington, Georgia.

  • 12 bedrooms
  • 11 1/2 bathrooms
  • grand dining parlor
  • informal dining
  • magnificent kitchen
  • 12 fireplaces
  • 3 acres of gardens
  • pool
  • gazebo
  • pergola
  • 4-car historic carriage house

Twelve Oaks of "Gone with the Wind" in Covington, Georgiac.1836. Auction! 2176 Monticello Street SW. Thanks to Sarah…

Posted by For The Love Of Old Houses on Friday, June 21, 2019

Watch the video below to see the gorgeous interior.