Who Pays $1 Million (Plus) for a Home?

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Jun. 22, 2009 12:00 am  

This Little Rock home on Sologne Circle sold for $1 million in 2008. The number of seven-figure-plus homes sold in Pulaski County has been falling every year since 2004.

The brick exterior home with five bedrooms and two bathrooms features a pool and a detached two-car garage. It is for sale and is listed at $1.495 million.

● One of the best-known people on the list is the former Arkansas Razorback and NBA player Corliss Williamson. Williamson and his wife, Joan, purchased in July a 7,980-SF home in west Pulaski County for $1.2 million. The home sits on 7.7 acres.

Williamson led the Hogs to a 1994 NCAA basketball championship. He also spent 12 years playing in the NBA for teams such as the Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons, where he received the NBA's Sixth Man Award for his play during the 2001-2002 season. He is an assistant basketball coach at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.

● Another athlete bought an expensive Pulaski County home in 2008. In December, Thomas and Dr. Jeanine Andersson purchased a 5,841-SF home in Hickory Hills for $1.2 million.

Thomas Andersson was a tennis star at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  In 1996, the NCAA national rankings listed him as 33rd for singles play. He also was the head professional at the Little Rock Racquet Club for seven years. He is currently the assistant tennis pro at Pleasant Valley Country Club.

When asked what attracted him to the home, Andersson said he was offended that Arkansas Business would ask such a question.

"If you want a quote, put this: There's a lot of snakes in the backyard," he said. Dr. Andersson is an orthopedic surgeon and practices at the Arkansas Specialty Hand Center in Little Rock.

● Another doctor tied to a million-dollar home is Dr. Glenn Davis. He and his wife, Janet, bought their 4,362-SF $1 million home in Little Rock's Palisades neighborhood in November.

Davis is a gastroenterologist and had served on Arkansas' Board of Health. His subspecialty is listed as internal medicine. Janet Davis has listed her occupation as housewife.

● Kavita and Dr. Anil Badhwar bought one of two million-dollar-plus homes sold last year in Maumelle, which hadn't had a seven-digit home sale in at least five years. The Badhwars bought their 7,000-SF home in the River Crest Estates neighborhood for $1.27 million in October. Anil Badhwar's specialties are allergy and immunology and pediatrics.

● The other million-dollar home in Maumelle was purchased by Stephen and Siobhan Myers for $1.8 million. The 8,761-SF home sits on 15.1 acres. They bought the home from Kerry and Marquetta Young. Information about the Myerses could not be confirmed.

● In September, Sheila McAdams bought a $1.7 million home near the Country Club of Little Rock.

 

 

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