House Creel ‘Stranger Things’ for sale
In a Stranger turn of events, the iconic “Creel House” can be yours! Originally built around 1882 by Colonel Hamilton Yanceythe current owners have restored the house to its original grandeur [despite a dramatic makeover for Netflix’s “Stranger Things”]. For more than 140 years, the lavish residence in historic Rome East – with its elaborate Victorian architecture in the Second Empire style and distinctive mansard roof – has welcomed passers-by to the surrounding area. Downtown Rome, Georgia.
Thanks to an outdoor inlaid wood fireplace, entering the house is an unforgettable experience. You’ll recognize much of what was highlighted in the fourth season of Stranger Things, including: the stately formal dining room where telekinesis is no longer practiced during meals; an adjoining living room, perfect for playing Dungeons and Dragons; and a lounge ideal for hosting Hellfire Club meetings.
Many original details remain: intricate handcrafted built-in shelving, cabinetry, large stacked moldings, a custom sideboard, and more. Some of the other interesting original features of the house include an antique wall safe and the most beautiful [and quite possibly only] cast iron urinal that you will never see.
The remodeled kitchen is stunning – a chef’s dream with all new appliances, custom cabinetry and a towering 15 foot island draped in black marble. A large walk-in kitchen pantry offers an unexpected amount of well-integrated storage. An adjoining butler’s pantry that connects the kitchen to the dining room features a gorgeous bar, ice maker and plenty of cabinetry.
The layout of the main house now includes five or six large bedrooms and five superb bathrooms (a sixth bathroom is gross). Due to its unique and flexible layout, the next caretakers of this magnificent showcase have the possibility of easily fitting out an owner’s suite on the ground floor and/or on the second floor.
The “attic” is more accurately described as an unfinished third floor. With its own staircase, it is easily expandable should additional suites be desired for the next chapter of the home. A dedicated electrical panel would support the expansion. Don’t worry, the former resident on the third floor has since been relocated by just one exterminator – we think.
A delicious guest House of Gothic style is located behind the main house, offering a living room, two or three bedrooms, a kitchen and a beautifully renovated bathroom. This separate accessory dwelling unit could easily be used as a caretaker’s cottage, master suite and/or Airbnb rental.
At one time the estate was transformed into a popular bed and breakfast which operated successfully for many years. The main residence already has an emergency exit and a fully operational sprinkler system should the owner decide to use the house for commercial purposes. Within the last two years the roof, all plumbing and all electrics have been replaced.
A big one acre lot surrounds the stately home. Mature landscaping lines much of the private property with opportunities to further customize the environment with anything from a saltwater pool to a bocce court. But don’t be surprised if you find residual demogorgons lurking around the property. In case things get too weird and even go wrong, a funeral home is located nearby.
Fun fact: The house is located less than five miles from the Ford Buildings at Berry College, which served as the backdrop for the series. “Pennhurst Psychiatric Hospital.”
Light years away from Upside down, the house, with its splendor and great modernization, awaits its next stewards. Unrivaled provenance and pop culture pedigree translates to a one-of-a-kind opportunity that won’t last long. Hurry up. So, if you’re thinking of racing up that hill to seal the deal to become the next owners of this magnificent abode, don’t let the grandfather clock chime once.