by: Nelson Hicks Updated:ATLANTA —
Allen Iverson spent time in Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis during his 14 year NBA career, but now the former league MVP calls Atlanta home.
Iverson, his wife and five kids used to call a mansion off West Paces Ferry Road home. The family built the home in 2009, but with a divorce now final, Iverson wants to unload the estate.
The home features almost 10,000 square feet with six bedrooms and six full baths, though Iverson made a little modification when he built it.
"They actually turned one of the bedrooms upstairs into a closet, a complete dressing room, absolutely incredible, all custom built-ins," Beacham & Company realtor Troy Stowe told Nelson's News on wsbtv.com. "There were some areas in the closet that could house up to 100 pairs of tennis shoes. It is absolutely incredible. Over-the-top."
Stowe specializes in million-dollar home sales in Buckhead and North Fulton. He recently sold Le Reve, a $50 million home that was sold for $11.5 million after it fell into foreclosure.
There's an outdoor living space with a see-through fireplace and even if you don't spend your days knocking down jumpers over7-foot NBA centers, you can still relax after a long day at the office in the home's saltwater pool.
The home is in a gated and guarded community, one of very few in the city.
Iverson built the home for $4.5 million four years ago. Today, Stowe has the home for sale at $2.8 million.
"In this price range, we're starting to see things pick up a little bit," Stowe said. "There (are) buyers out there, but in this price range, it's still patient money."
And with Iverson in the area, who knows? If the Hawks need another man down the stretch, maybe the man known as "The Answer" will get the call.