GOSSIP & RUMORS: This $8.95M Georgia mansion comes with a Wild West replica
Step into the heart of the Old West — without ever leaving Georgia.
Nestled in the town of Milton, near downtown Atlanta, lies a slice of the Wild West right in the Peach State.
Ron Wallace, an 81-year-old aficionado of all things Western, and the former president of UPS International, didn’t just build a home; he crafted an entire frontier town right inside of it, too, the Wall Street Journal reported.
And now, the whole package is on the market for $8.95 million.
Imagine saloon doors swinging open to reveal a bar stacked with poker chips and playing cards, while lights flicker in the windows of an undertaker’s office.
It’s like stepping onto the set of a Hollywood Western film — and to a degree, it is.
Inspired by the 1993 classic “Tombstone,” Wallace spared no expense in recreating the rugged charm of the Wild West.
With the help of Six Flags set designer Rick Clark, he dedicated 4,000 square feet of his 25,000-square-foot mansion into a living homage to the frontier days. But not just for a love of Westerns; Wallace is also quite the collector of Western antiques, and this provided good, and fun, space to house his keep.
Picture rows of life-size building facades, a sheriff’s office (fittingly, Wallace himself is a former deputy sheriff), and even faux-dirt roads complete with hoofprints and wagon-wheel tracks. Still, there were some limitations.
“We had started to put moss on the beams to try to make them look old, but the builder came back and said ‘Don’t put anymore moss on it, we’ve got to take everything off,’ because there is no moss in the original town of Tombstone,” Wallace told the Journal.
But this ain’t just for show, pardner. Wallace and his wife, Kate, regularly host fundraisers and immersive events in their Western wonderland.
From gun-twirling lessons to high-stakes Faro games, guests are transported back in time faster than you can say “Howdy!”
And it’s not just Western memorabilia that sets this mansion apart.
With a 4,600-square-foot garage and parking for 35 cars, Wallace’s collection of vintage automobiles is the envy of gearheads everywhere. Plus, with amenities like a theater, a lounge, a sauna and a steam room, this ain’t your granddaddy’s ranch house.
Set on roughly 9 acres of picturesque land, this estate boasts two ponds with waterfalls and a tree-lined driveway. It’s no wonder Wallace decided to call Milton home.
However, it looks like the family will be losing out on some money in the process of selling this spread.
They paid an estimated $900,000 for the vacant land and spent an additional $11 million to build the property.
Still, you might ask, why is Wallace parting ways with his Wild West dream? Listing agent Bonnie Smith of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty tells the Journal the Wallaces are downsizing.