Hines Ward isn’t the only University of Georgia football alumni to list a sprawling, customized, European-style personal home for sale in Sandy Springs lately.
Another Bulldogs and NFL great of the same era, Champ Bailey, will be offering his 10,400-square-foot family home on the virtual auction block next month, according to Concierge Auctions officials.
While Ward’s Euro-style domicile on Riverside Drive has modern leanings, Bailey’s six-bedroom palace exudes an olde world-vibe throughout, from the tiled roof, exterior stonework, cathedral ceilings, and hand-carved millwork to the rustic flooring. It doesn’t lack for arched passageways and French doors, either.
Designed by Robert Webb, the 2008 home stands sentinel at the entrance of an upscale Sandy Springs subdivision called Tiller Walk, just inside Interstate 285, north of Chastain Park.
Bidding will open via an online marketplace February 22 and close six days later. There is no reserve, but bidders are required to submit a $100,000 deposit.
“We’ve had many priceless memories in our family home,” Bailey said in a statement, “but we’ve decided to move to accommodate our growing family.”
The Euro stylings might not be for everybody, but the highlights here are many. The master “sanctuary,” for instance, counts a coffee bar, a beamed ceiling, and expansive his and hers dressing closets that could be apartments.
Elsewhere, find an elevator, media room, a covered slate patio, three-car garage, and a home media control system they say cost $100,000. No pool, but the lot’s flat, as marketers note.
An All-American at Georgia and perennial Pro Bowl cornerback, Bailey is best known for his years playing for the Denver Broncos. He’s a finalist for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class, which will be revealed February 2 and inducted in August.
Bailey purchased the home for $2.6 million about four years ago, according to property records. It initially emerged on the market at $2,990,000 in November but didn’t trade.
- 5635 Claire Rose Lane [Concierge Auctions]