From 2005 to 2012, Joe Johnson was a key member of the Atlanta Hawks’ success. Signed the year after a franchise-worst 13-69 season, Johnson helped bring the Hawks back to the playoffs just two seasons after that disastrous year, and they’ve made the playoffs in all nine seasons since.
When Johnson was traded to the Brooklyn Nets at the end of the 2011-12 season, he put his Atlanta mansion on the market. He initially offered $4.7 million for the massive home on a two-acre lot, but it didn’t catch any interest, according to Curbed Atlanta. Four years later, Johnson’s home remains unsold, and he hasn’t budged a penny from that $4.7 million.
Ah, the problems of the 1 percent.
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Johnson’s Atlanta pad nearly became his regular-season home again when it was recently rumored the Hawks were interested in bringing him back as a bench player, but he ultimately signed with the Miami Heat. If he didn’t already have a Miami home, he definitely bought one in the last few months, so you can see why he’d want that Atlanta home to sell.
Johnson has made nearly $200 million in his NBA career off contracts alone; that might help you to understand why it hasn’t been too important to him that his house off Londonberry Road (located between Sandy Springs and Buckhead) hasn’t sold.
If you’re in the market for a $4.7 million home, here are a few photos that might help sway your decision to call Johnson’s camp, or look elsewhere.
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