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Well-known Henri Jova Italian villa reduced to $2.5M

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Sprawling, baroque mansion near Sandy Springs offers much (including a parking space for limos) but isn’t immune to price-chops

A Henri Jova house in Sandy Springs is for sale at $2.5 million.
The Romanesque pool area.
Beacham & Company Realtors

Finished in 1984 by builder and original owner Larry Hahn, this five-story Italian villa was designed by famed Atlanta architect Henri Jova.

Jova was credited with helping spur the renaissance of Midtown in the 1970s, and he served as lead designer on such Atlanta landmarks as the Carter Presidential Library and Colony Square.

Built of concrete and steel, this custom 18,537-square-foot mansion features seven bedrooms and a staggering 11 bathrooms. And don’t forget the two-bedroom apartments that would be ideal for older children, staff, or an au pair.

Throughout the house there are spacious rooms with 10- to 17-foot ceilings, like the cavernous kitchen (one of three!) that opens into the den, the dining room, the living room, and the library.

A glass atrium spans all five floors, and there are architectural features such as columns in many of the rooms—even some of the bathrooms—travertine marble stair hall, and handcrafted, imported Venetian chandeliers.

If this doesn’t sound like enough, it’s not. A wine cellar, two bars, a theater, a sunroom, a screened porch, and a four-car garage (with a slot for limousines) are included.

Behind the home, find a Romanesque swimming pool and pool house, and check out the staircase traversing the pool to the sundeck.

And for green-thumbs of Atlanta, a greenhouse sits amid the lush landscaping on the seven-acre property.

With so much to offer, why cut the price by $900,000 to the current asking price of $2,499,000? Simply put, the current homeowners are ready to downsize, and they hope the reduction will speed up the sale of the house.

Time will tell.