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That was then, and this is now.

Originally built by Pickens town mayor Waddie McFall in the early 1900s as a grand home for his family for over 50 years, it later housed a local doctor and his family and was then purchased in the 1960s by the spirited Pickens town legend Margaret Gilstrap, who made a name for herself as a trailblazing entrepreneur way ahead of her time.


Mirrored by fate, the home was purchased in 2021 by the next generation of female-fronted pioneers to take the reins and write a whole new chapter of this grand estate.



From outdated carpet to ancient electricity and plumbing that has seen better days, this was a renovation not for the faint-hearted. As well as crumbling walls, aging outbuildings, and overgrown grounds, this was a major renovation. With original blueprints as a guide and historical character abound, like ornate woodwork, original fireplaces, and gorgeous flooring, the year-long renovation was truly a labor of love. 


Now, a showpiece of history reinvented for everyone to experience. Historic Hampton House 1908 is the original mansion at the heart of the property for small gatherings and stays. The Carriage House is the renovated garage space that now houses Hampton Loft overnight accommodation and ample covered, open air events space. The Pavilion tent is a new addition to the estate grounds, nestled in the trees for large celebrations. Mature trees surrounding the property have now been accented with new plantings, adding privacy and lushness to the generous property grounds. Come and see for yourself with a tour today!


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