The property, originally owned by the Mars Bar creator Frank Mars, resides on 1100 acres of gorgeous rolling Tennessee hills and ancient trees.
The residents are mighty friendly in these parts, including the 4 legged variety.
Let’s go inside!
The manor is 25,000 square feet with 20 bedrooms and 14 baths!
The main room was an astonishing two stories high. Wooden beams and amazing rock work all authentic to the home were everywhere you looked.
The kitchen wasn’t out of the norm large, but he island certainly was! The manor is geared to host functions throughout the year these days.
Each window opened to this type of vista. Those trademark Tennessee rolling hills appeared everywhere you looked. Very natural, very serene.
We were standing off a kitchen patio at this point taking in the gorgeous exterior rock work.
Aren’t the doorways magnificent?
Back inside the kitchen, this was the way individual rooms were buzzed back in the day for room service, etc.
Ready to enter the dining room? It was iron gated.
You can see the full iron gate in Rhoda’s post HERE.
The dining room sat 40 people in the comforts of leather chairs.
Each bedroom held it’s very own charm , being all different from one another.
I just loved the original bathroom fixtures. This sink was gorgeous. Very tastefully decorated.
Mr and Mrs had separate bedrooms and this was his.
Complete with it’s own sitting area and fireplace.
I loved the rough plaster in this one.
Here’s Rhoda heading upstairs. Check out the rounded steps.
So what does lighting look like from 1930 anyway?
Here’s where they served coffee…
with, you guessed it. Milky Way Bars!
It was also suggested we take in the ‘chandelier barn’. So we drove the property which houses it’s own roads, and after passing barn after barn, we found it.
The property use to hold 30 bars but today, just a handful are fully restored, utilized for ongoing functions. And this one’s a beauty.
Ethel Mars oversaw operations that produced prize winning cattle and thoroughbred horses that were winners on the racetrack. One of their horses even won the Kentucky Derby in 1940!
This was such a magical tour and worth taking in if you are ever near Pulaski, Tennessee.
So much to see yet… coming soon!
Bella Rustica is a vintage barn marketplace fundraiser, located near Pulaski, Tennessee that’s held once a year in an effort to raise funds for Agape. HomeTalk sponsored my travel expenses so I could play a part in representing the show. Show coordinater is Linda Lindley. More info can be found HERE.
The Bella Pinterest board is HERE.