Photo: Bartolotti Media for Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
It only took a few weeks for “Rocket Man” Elton John to offload the 13,000-square-foot suburban Atlanta condo he’s been piecing together since 1992. A local cash buyer paid roughly 45% over the nearly $5 million asking price, a total of $7.225 million, per Sotheby’s International Realty. The property was listed with agent Chase Mizell of Atlanta Fine Homes.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there was a mad scramble for the luxury four-bedroom pad, which offers sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline and the Buckhead, Georgia, tree canopy. “We strategically underpriced it so the price would go up, rather than list for an ambitious price and potentially have it sit on the market,” Mizell told the WSJ. “We had a ton of interest right out of the gate.”
That’s quite understandable since John’s megastardom and the apartment’s location at the luxe Park Place on Peachtree condominium complex gives the abode tons of cachet. But the fact that the 36th-floor aerie is a combination of six apartments John purchased over the decades makes the floor plan unique and gave buyers even more reason to put in compelling offers.
Floors in the home are blonde hardwood and lots of open wall space—where the “Candle in the Wind” singer displayed his art—is featured throughout. And, as can be expected for an entertainer of John’s caliber, the primary bedroom closet is massive. Likely a combination of rooms, storage space abounds in the wide closet, allowing racked clothing to hang boutique-style while multiple shoe shelves line a long corridor. The bedroom also boasts a seating area that faces a private balcony.
John moved to Atlanta in the early 1990s, eschewing the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and the crime of New York City at the time. “I like that Southern hospitality,” he once told AD of Atlanta. “Everyone is incredibly courteous and friendly.”
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
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