John Mayer's former Atlanta home for sale for $469k

Sept 19, 2014 - ATLANTA - Guitar virtuoso, singer/songwriter John Mayer performing Day 1 of Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on Friday.(Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC) John Mayer brought his guitar wizardry to one of the main stages Friday night. Photo: Akili-Casundria Ramsess/AJC
Sept 19, 2014 - ATLANTA - Guitar virtuoso, singer/songwriter John Mayer performing Day 1 of Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on Friday.(Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC) John Mayer brought his guitar wizardry to one of the main stages Friday night. Photo: Akili-Casundria Ramsess/AJC

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

The Wonderland house.
The Wonderland house.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

Before John Mayer was squiring Katy Perry, spewing to Rolling Stone about his past playboy ways and making millions from his parade of textured pop hits, he was playing open-mic nights, then working the door, at Eddie’s Attic.

He was also living in a modest home on Lindbergh Drive – an abode he referenced during his headlining slot at Music Midtown last fall.

If you’re willing and able to hand over the nearly half-million dollar asking price, then you, too, can have the backdrop for one of the easiest icebreaker conversations at every party thrown there (“Did I mention who used to live here?”).

Zillow estimates the property at $388,000 (other houses on the block have estimated values of $348,000-$461,000).

The brick bungalow, built in 1928, isn't exactly a sprawling space – 1,224 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths and a stately fireplace in the living room. Based on the photos attached to the listing (which is for $469,000, by the way), the garage could use some sprucing up and the small glimpse into the kitchen indicates functional, standard-rental-apartment amenities.

But who knows? Maybe that was the room where he perfected “No Such Thing” or penned “Why Georgia.” And considering that in 2010, after his concert at Lakewood, Mayer popped into Eddie’s Attic for a surprise return gig, the day might come when the new owner hears an unexpected knock at the front door.

(And speaking of "Why Georgia," you can  take our quiz to determine your Georgia anthem.)

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