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Whale Aesthetics: The Atlanta-Arabia Connection

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What is it with Atlanta's mansion-loving mega-whales? They bag a mountain of cash and their minds fill with visions of goateed genies and flying carpets. A number of the city's priciest properties abide by what can only be called the "Aladdin Aesthetic" — all gilded moldings, extravagant chandeliers, plush lavender carpeting and gaudy bannisters. The grandaddy of them all is Atlanta's most expensive home — this $19.9 million behemoth owned by "Big Poppa", the incognito former love interest of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak. Half the size of an average Walmart, this property has been listed as high as $25 million, and it's sat on the market nearly two years. You may recognize the 40,000 square-foot palace with 16 (!) fireplaces from: the latest "Three Stooges" movie, its role as Bill Murray's home in "Zombieland" or episodes of "MTV's Teen Cribs" or HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms." Inside, there's an in-house hair and nail salon, basketball court, plush movie theater, seven kitchens and 11 bathrooms. It sets the bar for local whale watching.
·490 W Paces Ferry Rd NW [Sotheby's]