Baseball pitcher and future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine has placed his seven-bedroom, 14,550-square-foot mansion in Alpharetta, Ga. on the market for $3,750,000.
We are truly at the end of the line in writing about this item, but we did want to weigh in on it before October ends (and the World Series -- which Glavine is *not* in -- comes to a close). Our friends over at the Real Estalker broke the story of Glavine's listing earlier this month. And then, the ever-prolific Deidre over at Luxist made Glavine's two-story mansion her site's Estate of the Day about two weeks ago.
Built in 1994, Glavine's mansion (PIN 104-0027-015; Lot 27), which is in the Country Club of the South area of Alpharetta, sits on either 1.83 acres, according to public records, or 1.95 acres, according to listing information. Features in the mansion include a two-story foyer, trey ceilings, nine full baths, two half baths, a master suite with a double vanity and his and hers closets (and vaulted ceilings, and a whirlpool!)), 10-foot ceilings on the upper floor, a library, a finished terrace level with a wet bar, a wine cellar, a billiard room, an exercise room and a putting green, according to listing information.
According to our research, Glavine (shown here with his platonic friend, Alyssa Milano) appears to have paid $1,400,000 for this mansion in 1997.
Let's go over all of Glavine's other Atlanta-area properties -- past and present:
--the 4,179-square-foot house at 3050 Compton Court in Alpharetta, which he sold in 1997 for $450,000, according to public records. That house is on the same street as the 4,126-square-foot house at 3010 Compton Court that Glavine's onetime teammate -- and fellow 300-game winner and future Hall of Famer -- Greg Maddux owned until selling it in April 2004 for $648,800, according to public records;
--the 2.34-acre parcel around the corner (PIN 221-0067-025; Lot 25) in Alpharetta's Country Club of the South neighborhood, which he purchased in 2001 for $620,000, according to public records
--the 0.80-acre (34,987-square-foot) lot next door to the 2.34-acre parcel (PIN 22-1-0067-024; Lot 24) in Alpharetta's Country Club of the South neighborhood, which he purchased in February 2004 from former teammate Charlie Liebrandt for $410,000, according to public records.
Glavine also has owned property in Holly Spring, S.C. in the past, according to public records. It's not clear if he owns that property any longer, but it appears that he does not. And like the Real Estalker, we also had trouble identifying a property of Glavine's in Greenwich, Conn. that he was said to have owned while with the New York Mets.
As everyone else has noted, it's pretty clear that Glavine isn't really leaving his 'hood. He either is building or already has built a new mansion on the combined 2.34-acre and 0.80-acre tracts. It will be interesting to see how much bigger that mansion is than the one he's now trying to sell.
The Country Club of the South is quite the neighborhood for bold-faced names in the Atlanta area, including that of Usher, who has been trying to sell his house there for ages. One of these days, we will do a full round-up of all the celebrities who live in this exclusive precinct.