What 2.3 Mil Can Buy Here

7.01.2011

If anyone watches the news you know what a beating the housing market has taken over the last few years. Our area was one of the hardest hit because it was in the building boom here. So many people had bought homes they could not afford and others are losing their homes due to lost jobs. There is a neighborhood close to where my mom lives (no she does not live in a million dollar neighborhood) that is a high end luxury golf club community. There are more homes for sale in this neighborhood than aren't. Here is an example of what $2.3 million can buy you if you can come up with that kind of money. Most likely they will have to drop the price further.


Six bedrooms, six full baths, and three half baths. I don't know about you, but I can't keep up with the 3 1/2 baths we have. Of course if you can afford this house you should be able to afford a housekeeper.

Gorgeous kitchen and keeping room.



Formal living room

Master bedroom

Family room

Outdoor living area

 
 What? You don't have a motorcycle in the terrace level of your home?

Terrace level family room

pool room

movie room

wine tasting room

guest room

A different view of the kitchen.

 upstairs landing

Outside rear of house. Obviously these pictures were taken in the winter. This house has been for sale for some time and probably will be for a long time like so many more here. The cheaper homes are starting to sell better now. It is so sad that these mega mansions are not.
There used to be home tours here in these kind of neighborhoods around here, but I haven't seen any in a while.
I love to look at these homes for decorating ideas.
Just thought I would share this little tour with you.
Now get those check books out and it is yours.

Have a great holiday weekend!

29 comments:

  1. Looks like Atlanta. I lived there once. That city was always having problems, unless you lived in Buckhead.;)

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  2. Wow, I don't have that in the checkbook so I guess I can't move:):) It is a pretty house but not really spectacular to me. I think YOUR house is prettier!!!! I did LOOOOOVE the outdoor living area though. That would seel it for me if I had the $$$$$$$$!!!! Thanks for the tour! Do the people still live in it? Have a GREAT weekend, Kim! XO, Pinky

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  3. There are some nice features, but everything is so matchy-matchy that it is soulless. You place has everything this one has, and more....the extra something that makes it interesting.

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  4. Nice, but too much house for this old gal!

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  5. Gorgeous house..and it is amazing the difference it makes in markets. Our area is home to the Packer players and so there are lots of expensive homes on the market-a lot like the one you show here...but here it would be well UNDER a million either on the Bay or in a golf course community. You know, it is amazing but you wouldn't think it would cost more to build there than it would here...it makes you wonder what makes the price so much higher....maybe the climate? Maybe the cost of materials? Whatever it is-that house is a beauty!! Do you suppose hubby parked the motorcycle in the landing so that it wouldn't be repossessed?;>)

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  6. Wow, that's gorgeous! You're right though...with all those bathrooms, I am definitely having a cleaning lady. Can you imagine having to clean all of them? UGH!

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  7. Wow! Might have to get onto my hubby about building a wine tasting room for me at our house!!! Thanks for sharing. Ange

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  8. Gorgeous. I love seeing what can be bought for the money in other parts of the country. I would love that wine tasting room :) And I'm cracking up because we actually DID have a motorcycle on display in our living room before we had kids and I banished it to the garage. My husband claimed it was "art".

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  9. Gorgeous. I love seeing what can be bought for the money in other parts of the country. I would love that wine tasting room :) And I'm cracking up because we actually DID have a motorcycle on display in our living room before we had kids and I banished it to the garage. My husband claimed it was "art".

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  10. It's beautiful but I could never live in a house that big. Even the one we are in is too large for us. I have to wonder why people live in monstrosities like that, other than to keep up with the Jones I suppose.

    Enjoy your week-end, and no... we won't be going house shopping... LOL

    Di

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  11. Lovely exteriors.. And I love the idea of a movie room,... !!

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  12. This house is gorgeous Ilive in texas and we definatly have been hit bytheeconomy here and have our fair share of forclosures i think weare the moat mildly hit out of thecountry ( or so I have herd) my MIL and FIL live in a similar community and housing has always been very affordable here and this house would easily be in the very low millions if not under so fun to seediffrences in realestate prices around the country

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  13. Wow...gorgeous, Kim! Hmmm...but I guess I won't be moving to Suwanee any time soon since I don't seem to be buying winning lottery tickets! lol Happy 4th!...hugs..Debbie

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  14. Scary...this economy. Lovely house and well thought out. Thanks!

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  15. This is a beautiful house. I agree that yours is better! This one looks very staged to me. I assume no one has lived here, which makes me happy because I hate to think soon had this and lost it due to the economy.
    Stacy

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  16. The interiors are a bit OTT for me. I do like the outdoor terrace though. I could definitely do without the motorbike in my entrance hall! I am much more impressed by the type of beautiful but budget savvy decorating you do than by this house! Have a wonderful 4th of July. x Sharon

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  17. Oh hey, it's just like my house. Kidding ;).

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  18. oh wow... right out of Frontgate Magazine, it looks as if.

    We forgot to add on a terrace level to This Old House, why didn't I think of that!?...lol

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  19. It looks like a magazine layout, but it lacks the warm comfort of your own home. I wouldn't dare put my feet up on anything!

    Say, does that 2.3 million dollar price tag come with all the furniture and the motorcycle?? :)

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  20. There are so many deals to be had right now in Atlanta that I'm guessing that home has many more weeks on the listings. My dad is always e-mailing me home listings for the Atlanta area(they live there,) trying to entice me to make the move. We could live in a home twice as large as the one we're in here in NY, and pay 1/3 of the property taxes. The hubs heard that it didn't drop below 90 the whole month of June, and said under no circumstances are we ever moving there..

    That is a beautiful home, and it's nice to look even if a move isn't inniment. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. OMG ~ a keeping room, two living rooms and two family rooms! Talk about overkill! The house certainly is gorgeous, but would definitely be way too big for us {especially at this point in our lives}. A great house to get some ideas from though to incorporate into our own homes. I love that kitchen and I guess in a "normal" home that keeping room would be the family room. I really like how that is open to the kitchen.

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  22. It's just not my style, sorry!!lol
    We would have a motorcycle in the living room if I let him.
    Enjoy your 4th of July weekend Kim!

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  23. Fabulous home. Just like our B&B, been for sale for 2 yrs. We are auctioning in August. :(

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  24. Magnificent...wouldn't you have loved owning it and hated giving it up.

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  25. Such a pretty house minus the motorcycle that is! My inlaws had their inspection and while they were there the neighbor from across the street came over. He wanted to ask how much they paid and to say how glad he was somebody was finally moving in instead of the house sitting empty. He then said that there are two vacant lots on their street and another neighbor went and offered $20,000 for the one and the bank turned him down because they said they could get more at auction for them. Both lots sold for just $5,000 each!! Everybody else in that neighborhood paid $60,000 or more!!

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  26. It sure is pretty but thanks i'll keep my free hand me down home ;) I'm a big ole' Dave Ramsey fan and like he says "live like no one else so you can live like no one else". such a shame our country has let things get so out of control like this.

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  27. Such a pretty house. I love looking at houses like this to see how they're decorated too. I just love the kitchen/keeping area. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. who in the world could afford such a thing - the reason why our country has gone so far downhill!! Too many people getting in way over their heads. Love to see the house of the banker that loaned them the money - must have 10 bedrooms and bathrooms, etc,etc. :)

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  29. The mortgage company is probably long gone and the banker may be out of work. Only the big fellows on wall street got bailed out. The little bankers are seriously hurting!!

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