[one_fourth]Size: 18,265 sq ft[/one_fourth]
If you’re the athletic type who’s fit enough to carry a very heavy wallet, you can lighten that wallet’s weight to the tune of $7.2 million and purchase the home of the famous Atlanta Braves legend, John Smoltz. Of course, for that price, you’d expect more than your everyday mansion and you’d certainly receive it. This 18,265 square foot mansion located just South of Atlanta, comes complete with 10 bedrooms and 10 full baths with four half baths and sits on a massive 22 acres with goodies for every fit athlete.
The house contains a personal gym, sauna and has basketball and tennis courts, football and baseball fields, trail for the jogger, an 18-hole golf course and a stocked fishing pond. Don’t think that just because it offers all those amenities, there’s nothing for the couch potato. Besides the luxurious decorating scheme, which includes marble and hardwood floors, with vaulted ceilings and his & hers closets, there’s a movie theatre complete with a concession stand. However, at this writing, there’s no word out on how much he charges for Goobers.
The house also has a studio apartment and eight-car garage. It includes an outdoor entertainment area complete with a lounge area, wet bar and kitchen. The entryway on the outside is as magnificent as the foyer on the inside, will high stone columns and arches accented with wood ceilings and chandeliers. The back of the house also has a covered area for sitting with the finest of design and material.
The interior shows taste and elegance, except for the draperies in the breakfast nook (which is by the way, bigger than most dining rooms), but that’s just personal preference, not a décor fax pas. The décor isn’t what you’d expect an athlete to have, but it is dazzling, stately and elegant from the sitting area you find when you exit the winding staircase, to the scrumptious open space kitchen.
If you’re on the edge whether to purchase this prime piece of real estate, keep in mind the number of bathrooms. You could use one of the porcelain fixtures a day in each bath and half bath and never have to use the same one twice for two weeks. That fact alone may be worth the high price tag.
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