Holyfield mansion, Fayette’s largest, on the auction block


Fayette’s largest home is up for auction. The mansion that was once the residence of heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield will go on auction in mid-November and carries a starting bid of $2.5 million.

The one-of-a-kind home — at more than 48,000 sq. ft. on nearly 105 acres along Ga. 279 in north Fayette County — looks more like a palace than a house. It was listed on Redfin.com with an asking price of $7.9 million. But now at auction, the residential behemoth requires an opening bid of only $2.5 million.

The 48,327 sq. ft. home situated on 104.7 acres on Hwy. 279 near Ga. Highway 138 was constructed in 1994. The property went to foreclosure last year.

Auction.com lists the accommodations as including 12 bedrooms, 13 full baths, 8 half baths, 5 family rooms, a formal dining room that seats more than 100, a library and office, a 4,500 sq. ft. guest house, a 7-stall barn, an indoor bowling alley, handball court, lap pool, movie theater, boxing gym, recording studio and one of the largest private pools in the United States.

Anyone interested in bidding at auction.com can do so online from Nov. 11-13.