OPEN HOUSE | Tuscan-inspired Lake Oconee mansion

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LAKE OCONEE, Ga. (WXIA) -- From time to time, it's natural to crave a little more space at home -- for an expanding family or for an expanding keepsake collection.

Now, take a look inside a more than 20,000 square foot Tuscan-inspired luxury mansion.

The mansion is designed for pool and dinner parties, and it's also perfect for guests who extend their stay -- since it comfortably sleeps two dozen people.

If you're itching to get away from it all the Lake Oconee estate might be the ideal escape.

Built in 2002, the stucco home has 1,400 feet of lakefront property, which you can take in from the heated infinity pool and spa.

"As you can see, it blends right into the lake," said Dana Leshley of Harry Norman Realtors.

Designed for entertaining, the grounds are extensive -- 5.7 acres in the Reynolds Plantation.

There's a full outdoor kitchen and separate barbeque pavilion.

"This is a very large, custom made barbeque pit," Leshley said.

The barbeque pit connects an important theme for the homeowner, in the ballroon-sized trophy room.

At nearly 22,000 square feet, the home has the space for just about any collection.

"This home was built to display," Leshley said. "You could display anything. Art, photographs, anything."

But the real prize remains the view, which you'll also find in the formal living room.

"You step right down into a magnificent two-story room," she said.

The lakefront view, once again, can be enjoyed from the master wing, in the gentleman's study, in the master bath and in the master bedroom itself. To maintain the beauty of that bedroom, a mirror hides the TV.

Four bedrooms and their connecting terraces offer a panoramic view of the lakefront property.

A separate in-law suite is in a secluded corner and has its own staircase.

Not to be outdone by other high-end homes, it comes complete with a home gym, wine cellar and tasting room. And just in case the more guests stay than expected, there's an extra bunkroom that sleeps 12.


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