Westworld: Atlanta-area mansion with Old West replica lists for $9M


It’s the Wild West at a mansion that just listed near Atlanta. 

Ron Wallace, former president of UPS International, is asking $8.95 million for his 25,000-square-foot Milton home, which includes a 4,000-square-foot indoor replica of an Old West town, inspired by the 1993 film “Tombstone,” the Wall Street Journal reported. 

Bonnie Smith of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent. The price is a little under $360 per square foot.

Wallace and his wife, Kate, embarked on their dream home 20 years ago, purchasing the land for $900,000 and spending another $11 million on construction. The centerpiece of their labor of love is the meticulously crafted Western town, adorned with artifacts from the 1840s to the 1920s.

From authentic saloon doors to a fully equipped Sheriff’s office, every detail transports visitors back to the rugged era of the Old West. The town features life-size facades, genuine antiques, and even replicated dirt roads, designed to capture the essence of Tombstone, Arizona —  the real-life inspiration for the film.

“We had started to put moss on the beams to try to make them look old, but the builder came back and said ‘Don’t put anymore moss on it, we’ve got to take everything off,’ because there is no moss in the original town of Tombstone,” Wallace told the outlet. 

Beyond its Western charm, the estate boasts an array of amenities. A 4,600-square-foot garage and drive-in basement has room for up to 35 vehicles. 

The main residence, a Neoclassical-style home, features four bedrooms, five fireplaces and a theater. It also has a lounge with a wet bar and an exercise room with a sauna and steam room, the outlet said. 

The property has served a philanthropic purpose over the years, often hosting fundraisers and immersive historical events. During one event for the local Booth Museum, guests were taught how to twirl sidearms like Old West gunfighters and play the card game Faro.

The Wallaces are selling because they want to downsize, while remaining in Milton. It’s possible that the Old West town gets repurposed by a new owner, with renderings showing a full-size basketball court, music studio or media room in place of it.

—Quinn Donoghue 



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