Monday, June 25, 2012
A Little Real Housewives of Atlanta Real Estate Gossip
RENTERS: Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann
LOCATION: Roswell, GA
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We know there are those out there who could care less about the real estate activities of the glitzy and ostentatious and sometimes tawdry women from The Real Housewives of... series but we also know there are scads of children who do. For those folks we bring you an elephantine Roswell, GA red brick mansion listed with a price tag of $2,999,000 and most recently rented (and even more recently vacated) by wigtastic Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) Kim Zolciak and her new husband, professional pigskinner Kroy Biermann.
Miz Zolciak and Mister Biermann we're seen moving in to (and decorating) the massive manse on the most recent season of RHOA and the quickly procreating couple—she's already preggers with her fourth and their second child—were married on the property in mid-November 2011 in an expensive ceremony taped—natch—for her spin off reality program Don't Be Tardy For The Wedding.
The 2+ acre estate was never actually owned by Mister Biermann and/or Miz Zolciak but rather rented to them by a local lady decorator named Kendra Davis and her former NBA star husband Antonio Davis. Prior to their 2011 lease, the (approximately) 15,600 square foot red brick Transitional-Traditional-style mansion had been listed for $4,200,000—later dropped to $3,250,000.
Listing information shows the 3-story beast of an abode has a total of 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 4 half bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 3 full kitchens, 3 family rooms, 2 laundry rooms, 10-foot ceilings and garage parking for 4 cars and 1 elevator. And that's not counting the "caterers' planning office," the "gentlemens library," billiard room, home theater, gym or double-height, impress-the-guests-style foyer. Outdoor amenities include a deep shaded terrace, improbably called a "lanai" on listing materials; a broad, open-air terrace; swimming pool and spa with waterfall; and a sport court.
Strangely but in typical Housewives fashion, the lady landlord and Miz Zolciak has some sort of silly Twitter war recently with allegations of unpaid rent and Your Mama recently heard from a southrun snitch we'll call Chatty Charlie who tattled to us the scuttlebutt on the Atlanta area real estate gossip highway is that the Zolciak-Biermanns asked for a 4-month extension on their lease but were, for unknown reasons, denied. According to Chatty Charlie, the Zolciak-Biermanns were levied a $600 fine for every day they remained in the house beyond their (expired) lease and did not move out until a eviction notice was served.
The Zolciak-Biermanns hastily packed up the kids and wigs moved out about two weeks ago ago, according to Chatty Charlie, and decamped back to Miz Zolciak's townhouse-type condominium in Duluth (GA). Chatty Charlie also told Your Mama that Miz Z. is going around telling people she and Mister Biermann are building a "bigger and better mansion" to house their fast-growing family in an as-yet unrevealed location.
We don't know a damn thing about this (alleged) bigger and better mansion but if interweb reports are true—and they may or may not be—the big living couple can certainly afford to build a giant mansion in suburban Atlanta; He reportedly earns an average of just over $3 million a year doing his thing for the Atlanta Falcons (on a three year contract) and, although Bravo says it's ain't true, some reports indicate she rakes in as much as three quarters of a million clams a year for appearing on RHOA.
We can't verify those income figures but we do know that in mid-June (2012) Miz Zolciak's former bacherlorette pad condo in a gated community in Duluth was taken off the (open) market after having been listed (on and off) since December 2010 when it popped up for sale with a $499,000 asking price.
As it turns out Mister Biermann has had the family-sized house in Hoschton on the market since February (2012) with a $400,000 price tag and current listing information we teased up out of the internets shows the approximately 4,200 square foot two-story was built in 2007, sits on .37 acres in a small (un-gated) development and has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and open-plan kitchen/family room arrangement, garage parking for 3 cars, 2 fireplaces and homeowners association dues of just $54 per month.
listing photos (Roswell): Elite Real Estate Properties
listing photos (Hoschton): Harry Norman Realtors via Redfin