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Live in Silver Screen Fame: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ Home Up for Sale

Live in Silver Screen Fame: In the Heat of the Night Home Up for Sale

COVINGTON – It’s been 12 years since we’ve last seen Carroll O’Connor as Police Chief Bill Gillespie enter his home, but you could have the chance to live in it, as the home featured in the Emmy-award winning “In the Heat of the Night” is on the market.

The home, located at 2130 Monticello Street in Covington, is a beautiful two-story, 4,452 square foot home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms and is listed in Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers’ Distinctive Collection.

BHGRE Metro Brokers agent Mary Ann Varner, who is the listing agent on the home, said the original depression glass windows gracing the front parlors, along with the kitchen, are some of her favorite features of the home.

“This home is sensational,” Varner said. “Not only does it take you back to the 1880s with its simplicity in style added by such features as it's claw-foot tub in the master bath, but it also has a splash of modern with its spectacularly upgraded kitchen. 

“It's a kitchen to die for. The size of the kitchen with its adjacent Sunroom complete that entire section of the home with grandeur and elegance.”

With the original hardwood floors still intact in most of the home, this masterpiece features an open floor plan with wood accents throughout. The formal dining room is a beautiful open space with room for a large enough table to host many Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations for the whole family.

It may be hard to believe, but the backyard is just as beautiful as the home is. Anchored by six pecan trees, the yard is fenced in and shaded with enough room to play with the kids and pets. When you’re done running through the yard, sit on the back porch and enjoy a glass of sweet tea.

“Step outside to the feeling of living in a quaint town with your nearness to the City Square,” Varner said. “You can experience being on vacation while at home.”

Covington is a popular destination for fans of the television show to visit throughout the year. Hundreds of fans take a trip to visit “Sparta,” the fictional location of “In the Heat of the Night,” each year and 2130 Monticello is always a sight. The home features a plaque outside marking it as the location of Chief Gillespie’s home. “The Vampire Diaries,” another wildly popular television show, shoots in the town as well.

Varner has been an agent with BHGRE Metro Brokers for 12 years and works out of Metro Brokers’ Douglasville office. Her specialties include luxury homes for the buyer and the seller, senior downsizing or expanding to more space, foreclosures, short sales and first time homebuyers.

Distinctive Collection by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers provides an exceptional marketing platform tailored to the luxury market. The program currently represents some of the most distinctive homes in the state, supported by the most exceptional real estate professionals in the business.

A metro Atlanta icon, Metro Brokers was founded in 1979 with just one office and a handful of sales associates, but has grown to become one of the top Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchises in the world. The family owned and operated business has 25 offices and 2,000 highly trained sales associates throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia offering a wide range of real estate services including residential and commercial sales; corporate relocation; pre- and post-license training; and insurance, mortgage and title/closing services.

For more information on the listing, you can view it at or contact Varner at (404) 457-5399.

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