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Man Explores P Diddy's Abandoned $2 Million Mansion

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Man Explores P Diddy's Abandoned $2 Million Mansion

The huge rooms, sprawling staircase and extravagant garden of a mansion once owned by rapper P Diddy have all been left abandoned in Atlanta.

The $2.6 million (£2m) mansion in the Italian Baroque-style estate of the Atlanta suburb Dunwoody was photographed by urban explorer Leland Kent, who goes by the handle 'Abandoned Southeast' online.

Images shared by Kent show bars missing on the grand staircase, which spans multiple floors, and grime covering the tall white walls.

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Diddy bought the mansion in 2003. Credit: Media Drum World
Diddy bought the mansion in 2003. Credit: Media Drum World

In spite of the disrepair the house has fallen into, its grandeur is still evident in the chandelier hanging from the ceiling and the huge kitchen that surrounds a large stone island and encompasses two stovetops.

The mansion was built in 1987 and has a total of eight bedrooms and sixteen bathrooms, several of which have a shower, a Jacuzzi tub and a steam shower. It spans more than 20,000sq. ft. in total and offers up a number of rooms for entertaining, including a games room, wine cellar, home theatre and sauna, as well as a gym and library.

The mansion spans 20,000-square-feet. Credit: Media Drum World
The mansion spans 20,000-square-feet. Credit: Media Drum World
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Away from the main property is a detached five-car garage with a second-floor residence, as well as a separate poolhouse and a tennis court. In the garden sits a 60,000-gallon saltwater pool, which is filled with green water in Kent's images.

Kent explained Diddy purchased the property from H. J. Newton, who owns several car dealerships in Georgia and Tennessee and paid $1.5m (£1.2m) for the mansion in 2001. The rapper bought the house for $2.6 million in 2003.

The rapper is said to have owned Justin's Restaurant in Buckhead and another home in Fayetteville when he bought the house from Newton, but the reason he abandoned the property 'remains unknown', Kent claimed.

The house has been abandoned for years. Credit: Media Drum World
The house has been abandoned for years. Credit: Media Drum World
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“It is rumoured that he planned to renovate the mansion, however due to the 2008 housing crisis, funding became an issue," according to the urban explorer. "The property was later sold at auction in 2012. Justin's Restaurant closed that same year.”

Diddy is said to have sold the home at a loss, letting it go for $1.3 million to a real estate investment trust company, Paramount Group Inc.

The mansion is not the only abandoned property Kent has been exploring in Georgia, with posts on his Instagram page detailing his visits to a 175-year-old abandoned home and another property known as Hawthorne Heights, which was built in 1848.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Media Drum

Topics: Celebrity, Music, US News, Viral

Emily Brown
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