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Published on May 27, 2024
Georgia Bulldogs' Coach Kirby Smart Lists Lavish Athens Home for $4.2 MillionSource: Wikipedia/Bobak Ha'Eri, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It's your shot to score some prime real estate in Athens, folks. Kirby Smart, the University of Georgia's head football coach and recent record-holder for the fattest paycheck in college football history, is ready to swap his digs for an upgrade. His 7,130-square-foot home is on the block, with a $4.2 million price tag hanging on it, reported by FOX 5 Atlanta.

Located in the prestige-heavy Five Points neighborhood, the property is not throwing in the towel when it comes to luxury. According to a report by SFGate, the estate prances over 2.2 acres and is currently the top-dollar listing in the Athens market. The place is a mix of old and new with a twist of a 1920's stone cottage leading into a house built in 2017 boasting a coffered ceiling and a big-boy kitchen featuring professional-grade appliances.

But don't get it twisted – Smart isn't about to pull up his Georgia roots. Selling his home doesn't signal a retreat from Bulldog territory; in fact, it's quite the opposite. He's just scouting for new territory to conquer, made possible by his recent crown as king of college football coaches' salaries.

Inside the home, luxury doesn't take a timeout. On the first floor, where the primary bedroom lays its head, a shiplap ceiling hovers over a luxe bathroom equipped with a soaking tub and marble counters looking for someone to appreciate it, as described by SFGate. When you're not soaking, you could be picking an outfit from a closet that could double as a chic boutique.

The Smarts were definitely not playing defense when they designed this gridiron palace. "We had a set of unique needs for this home, which is one reason it took six months to find," Kirby's wife, Mary Beth Lycett, told FOX 5 Atlanta. The estate, boasting seven bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, is used to hosting full teams of recruits, VIPs, and apparently half the state of Georgia, with enough space to accommodate a congregation of 75 without anyone having to call a timeout for personal space.

Interested parties can find more details and dream up their next tailgate parties on the house's listing page. The big question remains, who's going to snap up this prime piece of real estate? Stay tuned, sports fans. In the real estate game, as in football, it's all about the hustle.