Actors Andy Favreau and Molly McQueen unload WeHo bungalow

Husband-and-wife actors Andy Favreau and Molly McQueen made quick work of their West Hollywood home sale, selling the Spanish-style bungalow for $2.15 million and finding a buyer just four days after listing.

McQueen, granddaughter of the late Oscar-nominated movie star Steve McQueen, paid about $1.075 million for the property a decade ago, records show.

Remodeled during their stay, the leafy retreat is tucked between Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard. It was built in the 1920s, but the recent changes brought updated style such as modern fixtures and clean lines throughout the cozy 1,120-square-foot interior.

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An exterior of white stucco and clay tile enters to an open floor plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sky-lit living room and marble kitchen. French doors lead to the backyard, where olive and lemon trees surround a terracotta tile patio with a fire pit. Off to the side, the two-car garage has been converted into a gym.

Over the last few years, Favreau has starred in sitcoms such as “Single Parents,” “Champions” and “The Mick,” as well as the drama series “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Animal Kingdom.”

McQueen’s credits include “Community” and “Reasons I Don’t Have a Boyfriend.”

Elizabeth Puro of Douglas Elliman held the listing. Patrick Fogarty of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

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CNN’s Don Lemon sells Harlem condo for $1.525 million

CNN anchor Don Lemon has sold his three-bedroom condo in New York’s Harlem neighborhood for $1.525 million — about $37,000 more than he paid for it in 2013.

The sale comes a few years after he picked up a place near the Hamptons, paying $3.1 million for a quaint cottage in Sag Harbor in 2016.

The condo is the smaller of his two properties, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in just over 1,400 square feet. According to the listing, Lemon configured the space as an open-concept layout with two bedrooms during his stay.

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An entry foyer leads to the living spaces, which take in views of Manhattan and Harlem through walls of windows on two sides. There’s a living room with built-ins, a kitchen with stone countertops and a corner primary suite with walls of tile.

In addition to the unit’s private balcony, the building offers an outdoor recreation area and rooftop deck. Records show the home was most recently listed at $1.55 million.

Lemon joined CNN as a correspondent in 2006 and began hosting “CNN Tonight” in 2014. The 54-year-old Louisiana native has won multiple regional Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Steve Cohen and Tim Malone of Douglas Elliman held the listing.

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Sportscaster Joe Buck Quickly Snags a Buyer for His Luxe St. Louis Home

The sportscaster Joe Buck made quick work of his home in St. Louis, MO. After just four days on the market, the $3,295,000 mansion has received multiple offers and is now in “pending sale” status.

Buck, 51, purchased the property in the Ladue area back in 2013, for $2.36 million. Eight years later, the pristine property has been impeccably updated to suit a family of sports fans.

The co-listing agent, Julie Buck Brooks, a relation of Buck’s, adds, ”The property is situated on 6 private acres in the heart of Ladue—which is not something you find every day. The fantastic outdoor room, with a stone fireplace and pool, provide ample entertaining space.”

The 10,269-square-foot residence features six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms on three levels. Close to the city’s exclusive Bogey Golf Club, the estate features an open living plan and an idyllic outdoor setup.

The co-listing agent, Megan Rowe, calls the property “the epitome of luxury.”

She adds, “This home is incredibly popular, due to the unique floor plan. It’s hard to find a luxury home with a ‘ranch’ feel, which provides an open floor plan and main-floor living.”

The high-ceilinged entry flows naturally into the living room and formal dining room. The sunny great room includes a fireplace and two sets of French doors leading outside.

A large eat-in kitchen is equipped with a center island, breakfast bar, and built-in banquette. The office on the main level—which currently showcases the award-winning sportscaster’s multiple Emmys—includes built-in bookshelves and a unique barrel ceiling.

The private master suite, a spacious escape, offers views of the grounds, a luxury bathroom, and two walk-in closets. Four en suite bedrooms are on the main level, and two upstairs, along with a family room.

On the lower level, an owner can easily host game-day parties in a lounge area with a wet bar and wine cellar, as well as a full bathroom. The two exercise spaces should satisfy any fitness-minded owner.

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Outside, the perks include a patio with a stone fireplace, built-in grill, pool, and spa, all overlooking the grounds.

The family hasn’t moved far. Last year, Buck and his wife, Michelle Beisner, reportedly upgraded to a massive estate nearby for $4.5 million.

The son of the late sportscaster Jack Buck, Joe grew up in the St. Louis area. He announces for Fox Sports, providing play-by-play commentary for the NFL and MLB. He also serves as the play-by-play announcer for the World Series. Beisner is a feature reporter for ESPN.

Rowe and Buck Brooks, both with Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, hold the listing.

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Top Sales: Waterfront stunners were the must-have homes in January

Trophy homes sold like hotcakes to close out 2020, but Southern California’s luxury market was a bit quieter in the new year. January saw some surprising sales in unexpected places, with a home in Corona del Mar selling for more than any property in the Platinum Triangle of Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel-Air.

Here’s a closer look at the priciest deals that went down last month in Southern California.

$25.37 million — Santa Barbara

For the second straight month, Santa Barbara County had Southern California’s most expensive home sale. This one belonged to Mark Mitchell, a managing partner of Lorient Capital, who found a buyer after the home was on the market for nearly a year.

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Designed by the Warner Group of Montecito, the impressive estate spans 3.7 acres in Hope Ranch, a ritzy equestrian community overlooking the ocean. The property is perched on a knoll and descends to 204 feet of water frontage.

Expansive, chandelier-topped living spaces feature walls of glass that take in the Pacific. Amenities include a movie theater and three built-in saltwater aquariums.

In addition to the 10,000-square-foot mansion, there’s a swimming pool, spa, tennis court and guest unit set among rose gardens and palm trees.

$23.5 million — Malibu

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There’s fame in the floorboards of this ultra-stylish, all-black home on the beach in Malibu. It was once owned by action star Jason Statham, who sold it last year to Morphe co-founder Chris Tawil; he flipped it last month for a $5-million profit.

Statham is known for his striking taste in homes, and this one is no different. The bold, black exterior gives way to chic common spaces covered in white oak. A wall of logs frames a brick fireplace in the living room. There are two kitchens — in the main house and guesthouse — four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Angled French doors open to multiple decks and patios that hover above the beach.

$21.5 million — Malibu

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A short walk down the sand from Statham’s former place leads to January’s third-priciest property. Records show it was bought by a limited liability company tied to Ken Moelis, the billionaire banker who founded Moelis & Co.

The Mediterranean-style home makes the most of its quarter-acre lot with a gated courtyard in front and a spacious wood deck out back. Upstairs, the primary suite boasts a view of the ocean from a private balcony.

The 4,600-square-foot home has an open floor plan with a sleek kitchen and living room with a fireplace. The dining area tacks on a wall of wine storage.

$16.65 million — Corona del Mar

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A new abode found its first owner last month when a modern mansion in the Newport Beach neighborhood of Corona del Mar traded hands for $16.65 million, making it one of the community’s most costly sales in recent memory.

The dramatic mansion was marketed with a long list of designer elements and amenities, as well as a lifestyle: It incorporates the Darwin Premier Wellness Ecosystem, a sensor-monitoring platform that handles air filtration, water purification and circadian lighting.

A sculptural helix staircase navigates the floor plan, descending to a lounge with a garden wall, billiards room, wine cellar and wet bar. Out back, a 900-square-foot terrace adds a reflecting pool.

$15.75 million — Montecito

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The largest home on the list, this French country manor spans more than 12,000 square feet, with the Santa Ynez Mountains above and the Pacific Ocean below. It had been waffling on and off the market for the last two years, originally listing for $22.45 million in 2019, records show.

Recently renovated and expanded, the walled and gated estate sits on 4.5 acres and includes a guest suite, pool house, tennis court, multiple stables and water features such as a saltwater pool, stream and koi pond surrounded by vegetable gardens and citrus groves.

Inside, formal living spaces feature wainscoting, molding, custom fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Most rooms open to the outdoors, including the primary suite, dining area, kitchen, living room and gym.

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Film producer Jack Rapke eyes $13.5 million for Beverly Hills showplace

Jack Rapke is hoping for a blockbuster sale in the Beverly Hills Post Office area. The producer behind “Cast Away” and “The Polar Express” has listed his contemporary showplace of 16 years for $13.5 million.

That’s $7.75 million more than he paid in 2004, real estate records show.

Architect William Hefner designed the 8,100-square-foot home in the ’90s. Rapke updated the place during his stay, adding a glass garage door and touching up the wood-covered chef’s kitchen. Other highlights include a movie theater, large gym and multiple living spaces lined with pocket doors that take advantage of the scenic hillside setting.

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Six bedrooms and seven bathrooms are spread across three stories, including an owner’s suite with a sitting room, spa bathroom and private terrace that is one of multiple outdoor spaces overlooking the city below.

The house wraps around a courtyard with a koi pond, and out back, a lawn leads to an L-shaped swimming pool at the edge of the half-acre grounds.

Rapke has been collaborating with Robert Zemeckis since the turn of the century, producing many of the director’s films including “Cast Away,” “Beowulf,” “Flight,” “Welcome to Marwen” and “The Witches.” His other credits include the TV shows “Manifest” and “What/If.”

Ron de Salvo of Compass holds the listing.

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Can You Take a Home Office Tax Deduction Due to COVID-19? A Reality Check

2020 was the year of WFH: Working from home became a reality for countless Americans, as company offices closed down to curb the spread of COVID-19. And, as the time nears to file your 2020 taxes, you might be wondering: Does your home office add up to any tax deductions for you?

It’s a logical question: Since most WFH warriors shell out of their own pocket for internet, printer ink, and equipment upgrades if their laptop poops out, it’s understandable to hope you can recoup some of these expenses by claiming the home office tax deduction on your taxes.

But beware: The home office deduction has changed a lot over the years, so whether you can claim it will depend greatly on your circumstances. Here’s more on exactly who can claim a home office tax deduction—and who can’t—as well as how much certain people can save. For people who can’t claim this deduction, we’ve found some clever tax deductions to bring up with your boss that could still save you money—for now, and going forward as long as your WFH life continues.

Who can claim a home office tax deduction?

Even though the name of this tax deduction has the phrase “home office,” this doesn’t mean everyone who works from home can claim it, explains Paul Sundin, a CPA and a tax strategist at Emparion.

In a nutshell, the home office tax deduction can be claimed only by self-employed individuals—meaning freelancers, small-business owners, and anyone who works for themselves. That said, these workers still must meet certain conditions. (Read our next section for more details.)

What qualifies as a home office?

There are very strict rules on what constitutes a dedicated home office. To claim this deduction, you must use part of your home exclusively for business. That means an office that doubles as your bedroom or an occasional guest room does not qualify.

That said, an open area with a desk that’s used only for work qualifies just fine. So if your desk is in an open floor plan, simply measure the space you use for your office. And if you have an entire room dedicated only to work, measure the size of the room.

How to take a home office deduction

The easiest way to claim the deduction is to deduct $5 per square foot, up to 300 square feet, of office space, which amounts to a maximum deduction of $1,500.

If you think your deduction is worth more than $1,500, you can also try the more complicated method of tracking all the costs of your home office. Then allocate those expenses based on the percentage of the home you use solely as a home office. So if your office occupies 10% of your home’s total square footage, you can deduct 10% of what you pay to keep it running.

Here’s how that breaks down, according to Ben Reynolds, CEO and founder of Sure Dividend:

  • Business equipment: The IRS considers tangible equipment such as furniture, computers, electronic devices, and office machines as eligible.
  • Internet: You can deduct the amount used for business purposes. If you use your internet 20% of the time for work, you can deduct that percentage of your total internet bill.
  • Home expenses: These include rent, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, homeowners insurance, home repairs, electricity, and gas. If your home office takes up 10% of your home’s total square footage, you can deduct 10% of these expenses.
  • Depreciation: Computers and most office equipment can be depreciated over five years, while office furniture can depreciate for seven years. You have the option to deduct the full amount of the depreciation or gradually subtract the a portion of the total value each year.

Can W-2 employees claim a home office tax deduction?

If you are a W-2 employee, you cannot claim a home office tax deduction.

Why not? While in the past employees could claim a deduction for employment expenses over a certain percentage of their income, the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated these deductions from 2018 to 2025. The act now prevents full-time, W-2 employees from deducting home office expenses on their 2020 taxes even when they worked from home more than they did in the office, says Reynolds.

There is one small exception to keep in mind: If you’re a W-2 employee with a side hustle, you can deduct eligible home office expenses for that particular side gig.

Are there any home office tax deductions W-2 workers can claim?

Unfortunately, most employees working from home can’t claim any federal tax deductions connected to being a remote worker during the coronavirus pandemic, says Sundin.

However, full-time remote employees who live in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania have a unique option for their state tax returns.

“W-2 workers living in these states can deduct business expenses their employer didn’t reimburse them for,” says Reynolds. These can include a portion of your rent, mortgage interest, internet/utility bills, a new computer monitor, desk, or even an ergonomic office chair. Just be aware the deduction may not cover all of your 2020 work expenses 100%.

The exact rules vary from state to state, so check in with a local tax professional. You can also find your state’s government website complete with links to tax information explained in greater depth at the IRS.

WFH tax deductions companies can take—then reimburse you

Even if you’re a W-2 employee who can’t reap any tax benefits from a home office directly, there are still some ways you can save money—by asking your employer to take some tax breaks on your behalf, then reimbursing you.

“There is something called Section 139 where the employer can reimburse pandemic costs for employees, at their discretion, tax-free,” says Jackie Meyer, CPA and founder of The Concierge CPA and TaxPlanIQ. “You can ask for reimbursements or special stipends directly from your employer.”

Section 139 defines those expenses as “reasonable and necessary” costs incurred by employees due to the pandemic. This can include everything from costs associated with establishing a home office (buying a desk) to maintaining a home office (upgrading to a faster internet). These payments are fully deductible for companies, offering a win-win situation for both employer and employee.

You can also ask if your company would consider an “accountable plan” for the 2021 tax year. Here’s how an accountable plan works: Instead of being paid $50,000, your employer could pay you $45,000 in wages plus a $5,000 home office expense reimbursement, making your salary the same—while saving you on taxes.

Finally, business meals from restaurants (including takeout) may now be deductible under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. While still subject to clarification by the Treasury and IRS, it seems that food and beverages provided by an employer for virtual or business meetings will be 100% deductible. An employer could also deduct food provided for employee virtual happy hours.

So this might be a way to get your employer to start covering more of your WFH food if you order in, says Meyer. Simply point out to your employer working meals are a great tax deduction for them, and ask them to put delivered meals on their tab.

For more smart financial news and advice, head over to MarketWatch.

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Loft Apartments: The Pros and Cons

When you think about living in a loft, you may picture an apartment with a large, open floor plan located in the heart of a bustling city like New York. The loft apartment is airy with tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed hardware.

It sounds urban and cool, but are loft apartments only something seen in movies? Not so! Loft apartments are increasingly more popular and available to the renter interested in living in a loft.

What is a loft apartment?

So, what exactly is a loft apartment?

A loft apartment, like a studio apartment, is an open-concept living area with no interior walls, except for a private bathroom. Lofts are very large (think 1,000+ square feet) and have typically been converted from an industrial or commercial warehouse to a living space.

Converted from old warehouse spaces, loft rooms often feature exposed piping and brick and large windows.

How is a loft apartment different from a regular apartment?

Loft rooms differ from traditional one or two-bedroom apartments because no interior walls divide up space. Lofts are open-areas with no defined bedroom, living room and kitchen. A regular apartment will have a clearly-defined bedroom, closet, kitchen and living room. Both have a private bathroom, though.

When looking at the floor plan for a regular apartment, you’ll see the walls that clearly define each room.

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Compare the previous floor plan to this loft apartment and you’ll clearly see the main difference (i.e. no walls!)

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Pros of living in a loft apartment

Now that we’ve covered what a loft apartment is, let’s go over some of the pros and cons of living in a loft so you can decide if renting a loft room is right for you.

Pro #1: Trendy, urban vibes

Lofts are inherently cool.

First, the buildings usually have an interesting history tied to whether it previously was a factory, warehouse or commercial building. Second, the exposed interior — piping, brick or windows — adds charm and detail that traditional apartments often lack. Third, the layout of the open-living concept feels spacious, airy and light. You’ll walk into a loft apartment and have ample room to settle in.

Plus, lofts are usually found in larger, metro cities so you’ll have a fun time living in an urban area, too.

Pro #2: Design flexibility

Because loft rooms are so open and big, look at your loft apartment like a blank canvas.

Are you into a modern style? Get a large piece of modern art and hang it on the wall. Do you like a minimalist feel? Then you can add the essential pieces of furniture to the space and let the rest of the room speak for itself. Do you want a cozy loft? Add lots of furniture, pillows, blankets and art to make the place a comfortable loft to snuggle up in.

Lofts give renters plenty of freedom to design the place how they like.

Pro #3: Lots of space

One of the main reasons people rent loft apartments is for the space. You’ll usually get 1,000+ square feet out of a loft so you won’t feel cramped.

Lofts have lots of light so you’ll always have natural sunlight pouring in and can roam freely without feeling too confined.

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Cons of living in a loft apartment

As with everything in life, there is also a downside to loft apartments. For all the cool perks and features, lofts can also have some features that aren’t so hot. Here are some of the main cons to loft rooms.

Con #1: Costly utilities

While a pro of living in a loft is the space, it can also mean pricier utilities. There is simply more space to heat or cool down.

Also, lofts are typically located in older and refurbished commercial buildings, so consider old piping or thin windows impacting future utilities. If you choose to rent a loft, make sure to budget for utilities being a bit more.

Con #2: Insufficient storage

While lofts are open and spacious, they also lack traditional storage space like closets and pantries. You have all the space you need in an open floor plan, but actually finding places to put your belongings requires thinking outside the box.

Get creative with where to hang clothes and where to store your stuff.

Con #3: Lack of privacy

Great for singles or couples, lofts aren’t ideal for roommates. You might feel like you lack privacy in a loft apartment because there are no separate rooms or walls. If privacy is important to you, a loft apartment will not check that box.

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How to create rooms in a loft apartment

Because lofts lack rooms, you may need to craft your own at times. Here are a few ways to create rooms in a loft apartment for privacy and aesthetics.

1. Use furniture to divide the space

Make your furniture dual-purpose. Use a bookshelf to break up the room as a faux wall. For example, a bookshelf can separate the TV space from the kitchen while storing books.

2. Hang room divider curtains

Although the walls are often high in a loft, you can hang curtain rods and curtains from the walls to create a bedroom, for example. Use curtains to divide the room and visually break up the space.

3. Install sliding doors

Sliding barn doors are trendy and useful. If you need a room sectioned off in your loft apartment, consider installing a set of sliding doors.

Renting a loft apartment

Have you settled on renting a loft apartment as your next home? Well then, decide which city you want to live in and start the search for your perfect, trendy and spacious loft.

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Tyra Banks Snags a Picture-Perfect Malibu Beach House for $4.7M

Smize! The supermodel and real estate tycoon Tyra Banks has reportedly snapped up a Malibu beach house, according to Variety. The purchase must have her smizing, as in, “smiling with her eyes,” a term she invented.

The television personality and home flipper must have flipped for the property, splashing out $4,717,555 for the oceanfront contemporary.

The savvy businesswoman managed to chip away at the asking price, which was $5.5 million when it debuted on the market in November 2020. No doubt she’ll use the discount to budget for a home makeover of the 1980s-era abode, which is in need of refreshing.

As beach pads go, this one certainly makes waves. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-story home right on the Malibu coastline offers awe-inspiring views of the Pacific.

The entrance features a soaring, two-story atrium topped with a skylight, allowing sunlight to pour in to the open floor plan. The layout features an open kitchen with dizzying gridlike tiles on every surface, and features an island and room for a breakfast table.

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In addition, the 4,000 square feet of living space include a den, a bar, and laundry units in the kitchen, the listing notes. A mix of Mexican tile and wood floors run throughout the main level.

The kitchen adjoins a more formal dining room. Just adjacent, the sunny, sunken living room includes a fireplace with a brick surround, built-ins, and glass doors that open to the deck.

Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a fireplace, deck access, walk-in closet, and a bathroom, with more gridded tile covering the counters and even the tub surround.

Multiple decks take full advantage of the water views on all levels, including the roof. A two-car garage completes the property.

The co-host of “Dancing With the Stars” is no stranger to real estate deals. As we’ve reported in the past, Banks has multiple land holdings.

Her transactions have mostly focused on the posh Pacific Palisades area, where she owns a modern, $7 million contemporary home that she purchased in 2018.

The five-bedroom home offers views of the Pacific Ocean and the Palisades upscale shopping and dining district below. The space includes a backyard with pool, as well as balconies on every level, including a roof deck with a hot tub.

In 2019, Banks scooped up a Pacific Palisades traditional for a little over $3 million, which she had planned to transform into a modern farmhouse-style beach cottage.

However, without refurbishing the dated domicile, she recently sold it for $3.2 million, Variety reported. Perhaps her makeover efforts will now be focused on the Malibu home instead.

Banks has also held on to a swanky New York City condo that she picked up for $10.1 million in 2009, and remodeled at a cost of millions. Located in Battery Park City, the two-floor, 7,000-square foot spread is made up of four adjoining units.

Although she did test out the NYC market with a $17.5 million price tag on her place in 2017, the mansion-sized duplex has since been taken off the market.

We can see why it’s a keeper: The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence offers superstar amenities, including a hair salon, a gym, a 360-degree mirrored dressing room, staff quarters, and Hudson River views.

When not trading in real estate, the creator of “America’s Next Top Model” recently founded a premium ice cream brand, SMiZE Cream.

Jonathan Macht with Coldwell Banker Realty represented the seller. James Respondek with Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

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Braves Shortstop Dansby Swanson Snags $1.6M Atlanta Estate, Sells Georgia Townhome

The Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has purchased a new home base in Atlanta for $1.63 million. He picked up his new digs in November 2020.

The brand-new build initially landed on the market in June 2020 for $1,695,000. The price was shaved down to $1.67 million in the fall, before Swanson managed to negotiate an even lower price to seal the deal.

Set on 1.3 acres in the city’s Sandy Springs area, in an older but quiet neighborhood, the brick estate was completed in 2019 by John Willis Custom Homes.

With five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms on 4,529 square feet of living space, the open floor plan is designed for entertaining. There are cozy living spaces both inside and outside. The layout features a walk-out backyard, with a covered patio and outdoor fireplace for colder evenings.

Newly constructed estate in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta
Newly constructed estate in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta

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The dining room and paneled study have plenty of natural light streaming in. The family room features a fireplace flanked by custom built-ins and a wet bar, and the room overlooks the spacious and private yard.

In the chef’s kitchen, there’s a gigantic marble island, custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, and a large walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens to the breakfast room and family room. A guest bedroom completes the main level.

Upstairs, the master suite offers a designer bathroom with a walk-in shower, oversize tub, and double closets with a dressing area. There are three more en suite bedrooms on the upper level.

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Additional features in the home include a home office, mudroom, and powder room. The unfinished basement is ready for personal touches and is already equipped with plumbing.

Before picking up the new construction, the player had purchased a Sandy Springs townhome in 2019 for $572,000. In December 2020, he took a slight loss, when he sold the place for $553,700.

The 2,016-square-foot townhome features a white and gray palette, an open plan, two bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. A comment on Reddit from a delivery driver for Uber Eats told how he delivered the baseball star a small buffalo chicken pizza at the townhome about a year ago. Stars, they’re just like us!

Condo that Dansby Swanson sold in December
Condo that Dansby Swanson sold in December

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Apparently, the Atlanta native also maintains a home in his birthplace of Kennesaw, GA. He purchased the four-bedroom build in 2017 for $315,000, bought through an LLC he is associated with.

Swanson, 26, also owns a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with 1,300 square feet in downtown Nashville, TN. He picked up the place in Music City in 2015 for $530,000.

He grew up in Cobb County, GA, where he attended Marietta High School and played basketball and baseball. He made his big league debut in 2016 for his hometown team. Now heading into his sixth season with the Braves, the slugging shortstop has become a fixture in the infield.

Swanson was represented by Shanna Bradley with Ansley Atlanta Real Estate for the purchase of his newly acquired home and for the sale of his townhome.

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