Deep-pocketed Atlanta buyers who fancy country music history and home design that’s anything but understated might consider gambling a bid on this Euro-inspired Buckhead palace.
Music legend and habitual Georgian Kenny Rogers once called this nearly 7,000-square-foot spread home. It’s located behind gates, amidst so much manicured landscaping, in Tuxedo Park, just west of Buckhead’s central business district.
The native Texan and rotisserie chicken magnate didn’t technically build the place, but he wagered about $3 million on extravagant updates that still lend an aristocratic, Mediterranean vibe. It was built in 1997, with a significant remodeling in 2006, per city records.
As Variety reported in 2008, Rogers had twin 4-year-old boys at the time who just needed more space to roam, prompting his selling off Atlanta properties. He initially offered this six-bedroom estate for almost $8 million—furnished.
According to property records, it last traded for $3.7 million in 2011. Indications are that a local inventor assumed the grandiose property after the now 80-year-old country crooner.
Another of Rogers’s former metro Atlanta properties—a Sandy Springs mansion spanning more than 15,000 square feet—had a rocky relationship with the open market a few years ago, too.
The Tuxedo Park residence counts rooms with 20-foot ceilings, guest suites, a movie room with bar, heated pool, gilded doorways, and no shortage of shine (hello, mirrored walls).
It lists this week with Harry Norman Realtors for $4,495,000.