The iconic mansion that inspired “Gone with the Wind” is for sale The instantly-recognizable plantation house that set the stage for the Wilkes family home in the movie “Gone with the Wind” is now on the auction block. And frankly, my dear, it’s a bargain
According to its website, the plantation home — now renamed Twelve Oaks after “Gone With the Wind” — inspired author Margaret Mitchell as the book was being adapted into the Oscar-winning movie. She apparently saw a picture of the Covington, Georgia home in the “Atlanta Journal,” sent it to the film’s production team and wrote “I like this for Ashley’s home.”
Online bidding for the home began July 4, and a live auction will take place on July 25. The starting bid is $1 million.
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