WSJ Mansion House Of The Week
Wall Street Journal Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero - May 25, 2015
Dwayne Hoven spent three years looking for a hunting lodge before he saw this circa 1840 Greek Revival house in Brooks County, Ga., that was once the center of a cotton plantation. ‘He came home and said, ”You’re not going to believe this, but I’ve fallen in love with a pre-Civil War house and there are no trees and no hunting and no lodge, but I can make something out of it,” ‘ says his wife, Mary Louise Hoven. The Hovens put together the 2,388-acre property, which is partly in Georgia and partly in Jefferson County, Fla., in two separate purchases in 1999 and 2000 and then set about restoring both the house and the land.