Have always wanted to tour this home, and it didn’t disappoint. This was the home of Jim Williams, a prominent antique dealer. He was a self made man of many extraordinary artistic talents. The movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is based on a story which occurred in this home.
Jim Williams was accused of killing his employee, Danny Hansford. They had a relationship. He was eventually exonerated after 4 trials then died of a heart attack shortly after his exoneration.
The home is lovely and if you have the time, see it. No photographs are allowed. Docents are well versed in the art as well as Mr. Williams life. The home is open during the Christmas season and since Mr. Williams was an enormous Christmas buff am sure it will dazzle. If in the area I plan on returning.
There are several books related to this story. The Lawyer Games describes the 4 trials.
Make time to visit the gift shop as you are certain to find several unique gifts. Here are some pictures.