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Published on July 28th, 2016 |

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Newest Hawk Dwight Howard said buying Buckhead mansion for $12.5 million

The newest Atlanta Hawk, Dwight Howard, is in the process of buying one of Buckhead’s most-talked-about homes—the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens mansion—in an all-cash deal for $12.5 million, according to an Atlanta Business Chronicle report.

Newest Atlanta Hawk Dwight Howard

Newest Atlanta Hawk Dwight Howard

According to the Georgia MLS listing, the 20,000-square-foot English Manor-style mansion at 3800 Northside Drive in Buckhead’s Tuxedo Park neighborhood sits on 3.5 acres and has six bedrooms, seven full baths and five half baths.

It also features a 2,500-square-foot two-story pool house, an infinity pool and patios with outdoor living space, a two-story foyer, a two-story greatroom, a two-story master bedroom with a fireplace and separate his/hers closets, a spa and entertainment, media and exercise rooms.

When the deal closes, the home will be the second-highest sale in Atlanta’s history, according to the ABC report.

According to Sotheby’s International Realty citing the First Multiple Listing Service, the highest sale in the Big Peach was when entertainment mogul Tyler Perry’s home sold for $17.5 million in May. Before that, a Buckhead estate sold for $10.5 million in 2009.

Spanx founder Sara Blakely, the youngest self-made woman to join Forbes‘ Billionaire’s List and part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, previously had the Southeastern Designer Showhouse under contract but the deal fell through, according to the ABC story.

According to southeasternshowhouse.com, the home was designed by Dietrich T. Logan of Logan Design Group International and built by Bill Preston, president of Atlanta-based Paradise Builders Inc.

Howard, an Atlanta native, recently inked a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks after three seasons with the Houston Rockets.

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