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Located in the Red Hills Plantation Belt, just south of Quitman, Georgia and among other noted recreational properties, Terra Chula stands apart for its exceptional wildlife habitat, water, and its masterfully combined functionality and usability for its guests. The entire property is meticulously designed not only around the outdoor experience but also for sharing this experience with others. Its 1,653 +/- exceptionally groomed acres play host to almost every SW Georgia recreational pursuit one could wish for, from quail, duck, dove, and trophy whitetail, to turkey, and a world-class fishery. Few places have done such a good job with the interface between man and nature and built so purposefully an extension of the land. Terra Chula is truly a 5-star private outdoor recreational experience. This is a unique opportunity to step into one of the best improved and most capitalized turnkey landholdings in the Red Hills, at a cost far below what it would take to create or duplicate.
Terra Chula means "beautiful land" in the Timucuan Indian language. Undoubtedly, this land has always been a beautiful place but under the Holmes family's stewardship, it's been taken to another level that few properties can compare. Beginning in 2006, the habitat went through major rehabilitation. Essentially, it was taken "down to the studs" in one of the most thorough habitat restoration projects since Rosemary, The Disston Place, and Sunny Hill. Tall Timbers calls it the "new ground effect." Although costly and years in the making, this is the #1 thing one can do for the land and wildlife. The benefits can last a generation. Today, the land and wildlife flourish under a complete recapitalization and conversion to modern land management practices. The quail courses are immaculate, noxious weeds removed, native grasses flourish, and stumps have been ground. The lakes have been dug, rimmed, beautified, and kept topped off from the aquifer during droughts. Roads are everywhere with automatic gates a frequent convenience. The lakefront dove field is irrigated. Everywhere one looks the viewscape has been sculpted.
Standing with the likes of the Red Hill's most significant homes, the architectural detail here ranks among the finest in the region. The architect is none other than Keith Summerour of Summerour Architects. They are the masters at private resorts with famed projects such as Blackberry Farm, St. Simons-Sea Island, and the 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon, among many others. Built in 2018, the quality of its 8,000 square feet is reminiscent of some of the best old guard construction in the Red Hills, such as Pebble Hill or Greenwood, but it's most certainly today's Southwest Georgia.