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Joe Johnson's Crib: A Study in Modern Restraint

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Below, we spotlight the abode of Atlanta's most wealthy whale-athlete in recent memory. Please direct your attention to Eater Atlanta for a juicy tale from an anonymous source about another Hawk's wasteful habits.


Lest you think all Atlanta athletes favor tacky suburban mansions or mega-compounds that rival the Pentagon, have a look at departed Hawk Joe Johnson's stylish, relatively restrained and still-unsold digs. Despite his whale-sized contract, J-J-J-Joe remained understated, and his former living quarters reflect that. The 13,822 square-foot home has been listed at $4.7 million since last summer and shows no signs of budging. It's located among the many other large, ultra-luxury houses on Londonberry in that gray area between Sandy Springs and Buckhead. In addition to 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and standard amenities like a home theater and pro-grade kitchen, the house boasts other features today's professional athlete demands, like an in-home salon and recording studio. Yet the design is remarkably tasteful ... Johnson clearly enlisted the help of a professional. And though not pictured, the place has an infinity pool, pool house and hot tub. Here, says the broker, is where "Old World Charm meets Elegant Contemporary Styling." She's all yours for an estimated mortgage payment of $17,000.
· 218 Londonberry Road NW [Estately]