The five-bedroom architectural paean to Southern tradition which golden-piped chanteuse Mariah Carey picked up in Atlanta a couple of years ago is on the market this autumn for a lower price. The nine-bedroom, eleven-bath mansion features a symmetrical façade which is, in keeping with its representations, as imposing as it is invitational.
Sporting an antebellum spirit and a fair whack of Greek Revival inspiration, the 1994-built red brick house sits like a julep princeling on a hillock in the city’s uptown North Buckhead suburb. A double front walk climbs the gradient grandly to the entrance, accessed beyond a quartet of towering Ionic columns; by way of contrast, the front door is a simple portal with companion sidelights and transom, establishing a more relaxed feel at entry.
The home’s interiors begin with an option-rich foyer, and immediately set a pattern of expression through the careful use of crafted hardwood; floors throughout are plank and parquet, with tones changing depending on the room. In the library — which also serves as a parlor or waiting room — paneling dresses up the walls; it’s crowned with dentil molding, an especially formal flourish. The recent build uses lots of glass, giving the day-to-day an auspicious feel when Apollo is in ascendency, and places considerable emphasis on the master, which includes a morning bar and private balcony in its lifestyle complement.
The grounds are substantial: 4.2 acres, with landscaping taking advantage of the lush potential of the geography, and recreational amenities including a tennis court, pool, and pool house. Additional amenities include a theater, gym, in-law or staff apartment and, of course, a recording booth.
This property is currently tagged at $5.995 million, down from $6.5 million.
Carey has sold over 220 million albums worldwide. She’s released 15 studio albums; all have made it to the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, with six reaching the number one spot. Carey’s all the more exceptional for holding the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles by a solo artist, a female songwriter, and a female producer.