Atlanta Braves slugger Dan Uggla finally has a home to match his Popeye-sized biceps. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Uggla, the beefy Braves second baseman, recently purchased a $1.6-million, 14,000 square-foot mansion in Sandy Springs. The house occupies about two acres on Riverside Drive, just off Northside Drive (and about 15 miles from Turner Field). Broker Wes Vawter told the ABC the European-style mega-home has "all the bells and whistles," and he wasn't lying — it comes complete with seven bedrooms, a putting green, basketball court, heated pool, pool house and movie theater. The fitness room will probably see its fair share of activity as well.
According to the ABC, ol' Uggs got the new crib at a steal too. The home, built in 2002, was last purchased by former NBA basketball player Derek Anderson for $2.7 million. A quick perusal of Fulton County records shows the third-year Atlantan's last purchase was a 4,600 square-foot condo near Peachtree and Piedmont, which carried a $1.7 million price tag when he moved in in 2011. One real estate website describes the Ugster's new home as a "sophisticated estate, (with) high ceilings, open floor plan, dramatic interior." Now if it can only help that batting average.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep