…In 1923, one of Sam’s quarries (on the old Nelson property) ran into a unique vein of pink marble. The Colonel decided to use for the home he was building. Sometimes called the “Pink Palace,” this is the mansion that is known as the Tate House.
After Sam’s death in 1938 the property fell into disrepair. When Ann Laird purchased the mansion in 1974 the roof was nearly gone and there was a moonshine still in one of the rooms. She and husband Joe worked hard, first bringing the mansion up to current building code, then creating one of the most unique bed and breakfast offerings in the state. The Lairds recently sold the mansion to a management group, who intends to continue offering the same upscale service as the Lairds.
Tate House is located just west of Tate, Georgia. From Atlanta, take I-75 north to I575. Take I575 north to the Appalachian Development Highway (515). At Route 108 turn right and go through Tate. The mansion is on Route 108 past the town on the right.
Above information courtesy of North Georgia.com