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Iverson has a home court advantage

His house in Villanova has sat empty for years. In fact, its asking price was recently dropped.

Iverson has a home court advantage

Things just might work out for Allen Iverson.

Seeking a clean break from Philly, he put his stately Villanova mansion on the market back in July 2007, with an asking price of $6.3 million.

The five-bedroom with seven full baths plus two partial baths on "four acres of meticulously designed landscaping, pool house, stream and cascading waterfalls," is now on the market for the bargain price of $3.25 million. (He and his wife, Tawanna, paid $5 million in 2002.)

The house has a whopping 14,000 square feet of living space, five fireplaces, 12-seat movie theater, billiards room and bar/lounge complete with a 200-bottle wine fridge. The master suite has crystal chandeliers and sconces, his-and-hers marble baths and a closet that can accommodate 500 pairs of shoes, a listing said.

In early 2007, he authorized a sale of some of the furnishings, including art, his-and-hers furs, luxury-car wheels, arcade games, and a kid-size, gas-powered black Maserati. 

Of course, now he can just dust it off and move back in.

Speaking of long-unsold athletes' real estate: Terrell Owens' pad in Moorestown is still priced to go at $2,675,000. He put it on the market four years ago for $4.4 million. He paid $3.9 million in 2004.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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