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Stunning Waterfront Mansion in Clayton has been Sold

Stunning Mansion for Sale in Clayton County

History lives here

Beyond the fact that this home is worthy of all its accolades, which I can’t wait to share with you, this real estate has great historical significance to Clayton.  The land for which it sits on was previously owned by pioneer Dr. Walter Boone Spivey and his wife, Emilie.  They built their home on this land back in the 1950s.

Although the Spivey’s original homestead was torn down years ago, now stands a stunning estate, and it’s the newest construction on Lake Spivey, with 1.5 acres of land and a magnificent view of the sunset above the water.

An Entertainer’s Paradise

Imagine a custom-built home with about 5,400 square feet of space made of all brick and stone, with cedar wood accents. This home has lots of windows to flaunt the serene waters, but even more, it boasts commercial construction for durability with steel i-beams, a metal structure support, and concrete throughout – talk about solid!

From the moment you enter this home, you are welcomed into a large living room with a soaring 27 ft pine ceiling, floating staircase, gas fireplace, and a tile floor that has the appearance of hardwood.  Once inside, you can’t help but notice the spacious industrial chef’s kitchen with all the bells and whistles – exotic marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, double sink, stainless appliances, plus a sub-zero refrigerator, of course!

Living area in Clayton County mansion

Living area

All five bedrooms are spacious and have ensuite bathrooms.  The master suite is on the main level with a see-thru fireplace to the luxury bath and an amazing view of the lake.  The loft on the 2nd floor has a walk-out with another fantastic view of the water.

My favorite feature, however, is the ability that this home has to open its glass wall doors (called Nano doors) into the lānai (covered porch) resort-style with a flat-screen television, bar, and built-in heaters for year-round enjoyment.  Just beyond the lānai lies a salt-water infinity pool with vanishing edges and a waterfall that faces an expansive view of the lake – it’s breathtaking!  By the way, Hawaii is known for lānais, but this is the first home in Lake Spivey that gives the look and feel of an authentic Hawaiian retreat.  This home is controlled by smart technology.  One push of a button can turn on lights, speakers, electronics, fireplaces, and security.

This home also includes a hot tub, pool bath with built-in sauna, tankless water heater, three-car extra-deep garage, storage area, and two boat docks.  The grounds have been professionally landscaped with all types of flowering plants and an orchard of limes, lemons, mangos, and grapes… Yummy!!

Mansion with Lanai in Clayton


Featured in Architectural Digest and BET TV Series

Architectural Digest features this Clayton County estate in its February 2020 edition. Also, recently filmed on this property, was Boomerang, a BET American comedy television series, based upon the 1992 movie that featured Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry.

Lake Spivey – Historically known as Atlanta’s Fabulous Playground

Nestled among the beautiful rolling hills of historic Clayton County near Jonesboro, Lake Spivey is the largest privately-owned lake in Georgia with 600-acres.  It’s located about 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Atlanta, and about 20 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Residents enjoy cruising with pontoon boats, wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, and swimming.  Property owners of Lake Spivey own the land outright, unlike in other lake communities such as Lake Lanier, where residents lease the land.  Lake Spivey is a spring-fed lake with 25 ft average depth, and 55 ft in its deepest water. Spring fed lakes are mostly from deep aquifer sources where water flows up and into the lake to maintain its levels.

About 80 percent of the homes on Lake Spivey lie in Clayton County; the remaining 20 percent lies in Henry County. Lake Spivey Civic Association owns and manages the lake.  Each year, the civic association displays the Lake Spivey 4th of July Fireworks show enjoyed by residents and the surrounding area.

Waterfront in Lake Spivey, Clayton County

Infinity pool

Master bedroom in Clayton County mansion

Master bedroom

Kitchen in Lake Spivey Home for Sale

Chef’s kitchen

Floating staircase in Lake Spivey Home for Sale

Floating staircase

Rear view of mansion in Lake Spivey


View of Lake Spivey, Clayton County

View of the property line and Lake Spivey

This home has been sold.  If you or someone that you know is in the market to purchase a luxury estate, please contact me, Altimese Dees, Realtor/Broker, Direct: 678-644-1712; Email:  


Photos:  Courtesy of Robert Payne of Keller Williams Realty and Premier Media

Featured by Altimese Dees – Come Home To Clayton, The Real Estate Gallery of Georgia.



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Altimese Dees founded The Real Estate Gallery of Georgia, LLC., in 2008 out of a passion and commitment to providing real estate representation to buyers, sellers, property owners, investors, builders, corporations and governments. Altimese is the publisher of If you are in the market to buy or sell a home or office in Georgia, please contact Altimese Dees, Broker/Owner, The Real Estate Gallery of Georgia; Direct: 678-644-1712; Email:; and



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