PHOTO: Sir Elton John. CBS NEWS
Renowned British singer-pianist-composer, Sir Elton John, who holds the record for the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard charts, is bidding farewell to his long-held US residence after three decades.
He is now making a permanent move to his estate in Windsor, England and has placed his Atlanta condominium on the market for $7.8 million (approximately US$4.99 million).
Having originally purchased a duplex on the 36th floor of the luxurious Park Place high-rise tower in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood for $925,000, Sir Elton John gradually acquired five adjacent units over the years, resulting in an impressive 1,236-square-meter residence spanning two floors.
This meticulously designed estate boasts wood-panelled walls, floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the city skyline, Greek-style columns, glass-walled staircases, and unique chandeliers. Multiple balconies on all sides of the home provide stunning views from sunrise to sunset.
The spacious main bedroom features blonde hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, an onyx-clad bathroom, a luxurious seating area, and a substantial walk-in closet with its own balcony. The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar with seating.
The grand two-story salon, an impressive two-story dining room, a spacious living room, and various gallery spaces that housed Sir Elton John’s unique photography collection offer ample space for stylish entertaining. Additional amenities include an in-home fitness studio, a spa/massage room, and three generously-sized guest suites.
The residence also includes nine reserved parking spaces, six private storage units, and five dedicated wine storage spots. Buckhead, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South,” is Atlanta’s upscale commercial and residential district, known for its luxury malls, fine dining establishments, grand mansions, and art galleries. It ranks as the second wealthiest zip code in the South, second only to Palm Beach, Florida. It’s home to many of Atlanta’s most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and influential figures in the entertainment industry, including celebrities like Isla Fisher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tyler Perry, and Young Thug.
Sir Elton John, renowned for chart-toppers such as “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” as well as his iconic tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind,” which remains the best-selling single of all time.
He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including two Oscars, a Tony Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a knighthood bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II.
The esteemed artist recently concluded his farewell tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” which became the highest-grossing concert series in history.