Nick Saban’s Lake Burton Investment Home to be Auctioned
The University of Alabama coach made it crystal clear that he does not live in the home, calling it a spec house.
Editor's Note: Nick Saban's property sold to a mystery bidder. See details here on the Atlanta FrontDoor page.
In spite of numerous media reports, Nick Saban, coach of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide, made it very clear that he never lived in the 9,600-square-foot vacation home going on the auction block, nor does he claim ownership. As matter of fact, there’s no furniture in it, never has been, according to the outspoken Saban.
He does, however, own the land on which the six-bedroom, six-bath architectural showpiece was built.
“It’s not my house,” Saban said of the investment property on Lake Burton in northeast Georgia. “I bought a lot. I let a guy build a spec house on it. Now it’s up for sale and he can’t sell it, so he’s going to auction it off.”
Saban also told reporters on a “caravan” stop that he’s perfectly happy in his own lake house.
He once notoriously said he was happy as coach of the Miami Dolphins before splitting to join up with Bama, but that’s another story.
Originally listed for a little less than $11 million, the property languished on the market for more than 100 days with no takers. Concierge Properties will auction the home on June 6 with no reserve price.
The Cape Cod-inspired monstrosity sits on 1.79 acres and boasts 700 feet of coveted lake view frontage and a boathouse nicer than some people’s homes. There’s even a lighthouse should your vessel get lost at sea, er, on the lake.
It also has a expansive great room with a 24-foot vaulted ceiling, a wine cellar with an antique gate imported from Barcelona, a European-style custom-built pub, a billiards room, custom formal and professional kitchens, staff quarters and a four-car garage.
Lake Burton is located about two hours north of Atlanta, five hours from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and is convenient to other tourist spots such as Helen, Greenville, Asheville, Knoxville, Nashville and Charlotte.