Text by Rachel Wallace, Architectural Digest
Usher may be as famous for his love of Atlanta as he is for his dance moves, but the singer recently parted ways with his three-bedroom, three-bathroom Atlanta pad, selling the home for $775,000, reports TMZ. Located close to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the Atlanta Falcons play, the 2,908-square-foot home has a modern exterior, an elevator, and a rooftop deck.
Inside, much of the open-concept home is painted black, but large windows and sliding-glass doors opening onto a balcony provide views of the bright greenery outside and ensure that plenty of natural light seeps in. Light hardwood floors and white ceilings also brighten the dwelling. The dark palette continues in the kitchen, where there is a large black-and-white marble island surrounded by barstools and a mirrored chevron backsplash decorating the wall behind the stove. Below the counters are black cabinets, while above there is open shelving that allows china to pop against the black walls.
Downstairs, there’s a bedroom attached to a large space, which appears to have been used as a kids’ playroom. One of the bathrooms features a large chalkboard wall, perfect for little ones to leave doodles (white subway tiles cover the floor and remaining walls, and there's also a unique, oval-shaped tub).
Usher sold two other residences in 2018, one being a four-bedroom Mediterranean villa near the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, for $3.3 million, and the other his longtime home in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia. Usher purchased that abode in 1999, and Realtor.com reports that the "Yeah!" singer first fell in love with it in 1991, when it was owned by music producer L.A. Reid. A 13-year-old Usher visited the house and "was mesmerized by everything I saw," he said in a 2003 interview.
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