Now on the menu! A sprawling hunting preserve owned by Coby Brooks — a hospitality veteran who served as president and CEO of the Hooters restaurant chain founded by his father Robert H. Brooks, before going on to launch La Cima Restaurants in 2011. Straddling the Georgia-Florida border, in the Red Hills plantation belt between Tallahassee, Fla., and Thomasville, Ga., the entire spread is asking just over $4 million; that price includes stands of pine timber that can be harvested to offset ownership costs.
The property is showcased by a 2,605-square-foot, two-story home fronted by stone pillars and a porch with a seating area, and comes complete with two bedrooms and two baths, plus a pair of bunk rooms for accommodating guests — all resting on 790 acres of land boasting a fishing pond flanked by a covered deck. A licensed hunting preserve, there’s also plenty of whitetail trophy deer roaming throughout the land in concert with numerous deer stands and food plots.
As far as the cabin-like residence, highlights include a spacious living room resting beneath a high ceiling topped with an antler chandelier, and featuring a large stone fireplace and sliding glass doors opening to an expansive deck that can be partially enclosed via automated screens. A dining room connects to the eat-in kitchen, which is equipped with shiny black appliances; and elsewhere is a game room clad in tongue-and-groove paneling.
A spiral staircase heads upstairs, where the master suite has a private balcony, as well as a bath with dual vanities, a soaking tub and standalone shower. The aforementioned bunk rooms also can be found on the upper level, while the lower level holds an en-suite bedroom; and the grounds host a deck with a spa that overlooks the pond, fire-pit area and an outdoor shower. Other structures include two open-air equipment barns and an enclosed three-bay barn.
The listing is held by Jon and Erica Kohler of Jon Kohler & Associates.