Chinquapin Plantation Overlooking the Ochlocknee River Offers Luxury Living at its Finest

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby's International Realty

The Cheri Riley Group is excited to bring you information this week on a truly one of a kind property in Thomasville, Georgia. Chinquapin Plantation has earned a tremendous amount of press, being one of the most breathtaking as well as historically significant homes in Thomasville. In May of 2009, duPont Registry, a buyer’s gallery of fine homes, featured Chinquapin on its cover. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, or AJC, featured the home in its Homefinder Section under Private Quarters/Splurge, with nearly 30 pictures of the finest details of the home, ranging from its carved sideboard dating back to the 1500’s, to its master bath with a sauna imported from Finland.

To truly appreciate this property, it is important to first consider its history. In 1910, John F. Archbold, son of John D. Archbold, New Jersey resident and President of the Standard Oil Company, built the home as a winter retreat where he could focus on writing and painting.. Interestingly, John F. Archbold donated nearly $1 million to help build Thomasville’s state of the art medical center, the Archbold Medical Center, in 1925. Chinquapin’s name is derived from the American chinkapin, a species of chestnut native to the United States, and more specifically Georgia. In the early 80’s, Rolf and Alexandra Kauka purchased the estate and remodeled it, and then restored and expanded it in 2000, paying special attention to its historical significance.

Built on over 1318 acres of stunning land, this estate overlooks the Ochlocknee River, which originates in southern Georgia and ends in Florida, emptying into the Apalachee Bay. Equestrian and hunting opportunities are abundant, as are a wide variety of recreational activities throughout the property. The property features countless incredible touches, ranging from a boardwalk and gazebo on one of the estate’s ponds, to a Swiss-chalet style two story guest house, and even a bar imported from an English pub.

The Cheri Riley Group at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty looks forward to the opportunity to share more details with you about Chinquapin and the unique town of Thomasville, Georgia in the near future. In order to schedule a tour, please contact us at or 404.944.9992.

Chinquapin Plantation

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