Tom Glavine in Alpharetta, Estate of the Day
With baseball in the playoffs, the annual shuffle of free agents is set to begin. One possible free agent is left-handed pitcher Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves. Coincidentally, his Alpharetta, Georgia home is also on the market. Glavine and his wife Christine have a seven-bedroom brick home on 1.95 acres. No big spender here, the Real Estalker reveals that Glavine spent just $146,700 for the lot which is in the gated community called the Country Club of the South (a community that was also home to Usher and Whitney Houston).
Glavine's home is an impressive 14,550 square feet and done in an elaborate style that includes columns, curved staircases, large crystal chandeliers and tall windows adorned with elaborately swagged curtains. Oh I could go on about the curtains but the Real Estalker summed it up by calling them "some of the ugliest swagged curtains Your Mama has ever seen." And they aren't just in the living room and the dining room, the Glavine's curtain craze has made it into the bedrooms and bathrooms as well.
As befits a sports star, the home does have a large recreation area downstairs with a black granite wet bar, a wine cellar, a billiard area, exercise room and a putting green. The home also includes a media room, a second kitchen and a library/office. There is also a swimming pool on the grounds.
This home is listed at $3.75 million and it looks like the Glavines may be moving just down the road. It seems they paid $620,000 for a another in the Country Club of the South community in 2001 and that lot now has a new home with a baseball diamond in the backyard.
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