Monday, June 25, 2012

A Little Real Housewives of Atlanta Real Estate Gossip

OWNERS: Kendra and Antonio Davis
RENTERS: Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann
LOCATION: Roswell, GA
PRICE: $2,999,000

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.

We're not quite sure why they Zolciak-Biermanns would move back into the townhouse when, as it turns out, property records reveal young and bubble-booted Mister Biermann owns a red brick-faced Transitional-Traditional-style residence in the Atlanta suburb of Hoschton, GA he picked up in February 2010 for $395,000. This was right about the time Miz Z-B was going around telling people she was bisexual and involved with some DJ lady and just before she met Mister Biermann in May (2010) and some charity dance competition.

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

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shes not lying about the new house, except that they didnt plan it from the start. They are in contract for a brand new home nearby that is still under construction.

Anonymous said...

Mama you just HAD to start of the week on this note?

Kim's Ratty Cheap Wig said...

It's obvious that you know nothing about NFL/NBA money. Kroy is on the bottom of the totem pole, and he is a bench player. Totally, expendable.

Kim is a whore who found a 25 yo simple man to wife her. Who goes on a reality TV show to flaunt their sugar baby lifestyle with a married man? And you are the mom of two daughters?

Anonymous said...

9:34 I also fear for those girls of hers. Octomom probably has more maternal instinct and judgement.

Shopgirl said...

If "Kim's Ratty Cheap Wig" is correct then I am fearful that Kim will burn through all this young man's peak earning $$$. They won't be able to live off her auto-tuned music career in the future...

Anonymous said...

@919am, Kim is a manipulative and habitual LIAR. She's just scramming to save her botoxed face.

Lilithcat said...

Is there one single "housewife" in the history of the entire franchise who had any taste at all when it comes to real estate or decorating?

l'il gay boy said...

Dearest Lilithcat,

Um, no.

Petra's said...

Don't be haters, y'all! Lisa Vanderpump's new house is completely fab! (seriously)

Doug said...

It's amazing when you don't watch TV how little you know about today's "celebrities". I've never seen an episode of this Real Housewives of _____ franchise and have no clue who any of them are. I still like seeing the houses of people I don't know and comparing costs around the country, etc.

good taste said...

What Doug said.

I've never heard of either one of them and after goggling I hope I never hear or read about them again. EWWW.

Anonymous said...

None of the Housewives actually live in Atlanta, all in surrounding counties where you get a lot more for your money. I hate to admit I know this, but Ms. Zolciak's townhome was on the market a long time; it was the most expensive in a development that wasn't particularly upscale. Her townhome was done in an over-the-top style and had been paid for by her former married boyfriend. The way she spends money, maybe they should hold on to the townhouse.

BillinMI said...

The New York part of the RH franchise is full of quite tasteful real estate, IMHO - love Sonja's townhouse, LuAnn's Hampton's place, and let's not forget about one of the originals, Betheny F -great (new) condo.

Anonymous said...

There is no shortage of homes OTP of Atlanta.... So it does make One think that there might be more to the story. For sure its not easy on her two teenage daughters moving from town to town....

Anonymous said...

They was front'n on The Real Housewives of Atlanta because I remember Kandi and I think Phaedra were driving up to Kim Zolciak's mansion and they were driving through Buckhead on the way talking about how expensive it was to live in Buckhead and then next thing they are pulling up to Kim's huge mansion as if they were implying that Kim had a huge 17,000 square foot mansion in Buckhead, a mansion of that size in Buckhead would probably be close to $10 million or maybe more depending on the acreage and other factors, I was wondering how a house of that size in Buckhead was only worth $2.9 million, but its not in Buckhead at all, its in Roswell, that just shows that they lie about everything on reality shows, and didn't Kim say on the reunion show when she was trying to defend herself against allegations that she rents because she can't afford to buy, didn't she brag that she just closed on the house? She was bragging she just bought the house. How she just close on the house if the real owners are booting her behind out of the house?

Anonymous said...

Yes...because when you live in a 15,600sqft mansion, what you should definitely yearn for is something "bigger and better." Americans are such awful pigs.