CHATEAU de la FAMILLE (House of the Family)
General Joseph and Mrs. Cosumano (Joe and Chanelle) were on a mission of a very different kind in 2015. They were searching for a perfect home set in a majestic mountain setting, which would offer not only peace and tranquility for themselves, but also for their large family of 8 children and 4 grandchildren, parents, siblings, friends and extended family to gather and celebrate life and each other.
In October of 2015 while viewing properties, when Chanelle step out of the car, onto their now beautiful 3 acre retreat, Joe was a bit hesitant. He saw a home that was 32 years old, vacant and in need of a lot of work. Chanelle saw past the signs of time, she felt the healing power of the property! She could feel life and energy on this piece of heaven. She felt God's presence, she felt they were home. She could see the vision of what this home would be. Joe didn't have a chance.
Chanelle & Joe worked side by side restoring this home, built in 1984 for a popular national home magazine and featured as a mountain home of its time! It was important to them to maintain as much of the original features as possible, while updating and repairing where needed. There was a lot to be done. They desired to create a setting where their day to day lives could be set aside for some family time. Time to breathe in the clean mountain air and fill their senses with the sound of the birds, feel the breeze of the mountain, the scent of the pines, dogwoods, rosemary and lavender gardens. A true retreat where the rest of the world faded away.
Joe and Chanelle have 2 German Shepherds, Reagan trained Search and Rescue, Jax training as an assist dog and Golden Doodle Rider, training as a therapy dog. The Cosumano's travel frequently to visit their children or grandchildren. They stay active within the military community, their church and The Knights of Columbus. They are happiest when they are home in Rising Fawn, Ga. enjoy HOME and working daily ensuring guest will enjoy their stay at their 8 vacation homes!