A massive equestrian estate in itty-bitty Powder Springs, Ga., easily a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta and widely reported to be owned by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has popped up for sale at $7.5 million. According to a Mansion Global report from when the property was last sold, the estate is technically owned through a Georgia-based company “tied to the actor” and “linked to Mr. Johnson’s business managers in Los Angeles.”
Unfortunately for the “Ballers” and “Jumanji” franchise star, the asking price is about two million dollars below the slightly shy of $9.5 million — in cash — he was reported to have paid for the 46+ acre spread not even 1.5 years ago. Fortunately, in no small part due to the $23.5 million he earned from the upcoming Netflix film “Red Notice,” Johnson can well afford the multimillion-dollar loss as he’s the highest paid actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row, according to the bean counters at Forbes, with an estimated haul between June 2019 and June 2020 of $87.5 million.
At the heart of the pastoral estate sits a French Country-inspired manor house that rambles over nearly 15,000 square feet with eight bedrooms and six bathrooms plus three powder rooms. It’s unclear if the massively muscled professional wrestler turned actor, one of the most bankable stars on the planet and a social media powerhouse with 211 million Instagram followers, ever officially moved into the elegant mansion, which has been cleared of personal belongings and most furnishings. According to listings held by Glennis Beacham at Beacham & Company, high-end finishes abound and include wide-plank old-growth walnut floorboards, exposed stone walls and massive antique wood beams across vaulted ceilings.
Generous formal living and dining rooms are joined by a wood-paneled library, a gourmet kitchen, and a spacious family room that adjoins an informal dining room. Lower level entertaining spaces include a huge lounge with a wet bar and a walk-in wine cellar. In addition to the main floor master suite and a multi-room guest apartment, there are six family bedrooms on the second floor.
Positioned to overlook a pristine private lake, the mansion is surrounded by rolling lawns, manicured gardens and extensive terracing. There’s an outdoor kitchen for summertime grilling and an open-air pavilion next to the pool includes a stone fireplace and cabana bath. The estate’s extensive equestrian facilities include a 12-stall barn, a riding arena and hay barn, while a historic log cabin and mid-19th century farmhouse add additional living quarters for staff or guests.
This is not the property, it should be noted, where several months ago he ripped the gates off the pillars of his driveway when the electronic motor malfunctioned and he was unable to exit the property on his way to work. That house is reportedly a 16,000-square-foot rented residence some 20 miles away.
Johnson, who has more than half a dozen high-profile film projects in various stage of production including the biodrama “The King,” about Hawaii’s King Kamehameha, and the autobiographical TV sitcom “Young Rock,” is not known to currently own any other property, though he most likely does. He has, however, previously owned many homes in both California and Florida, including a 15,000-square-foot mansion in the affluent Southwest Ranches area near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that was sold for $4.5 million in August of 2019, around the time he and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, were married in Hawaii.