Atlanta Falcons leading scorer, Matt Bryant, lists Atlanta area estate for $1.85 Million
After his infamous and highly fan-protested release from the Atlanta Falcons, All-Time top scorer, Matt Bryant moved to the beach with his wife and children. Their Braselton, Georgia home is on the market. Matt recently recalled his favorite aspects of the rambling estate he and his family called home for the duration of his tenure with Atlanta Falcons.
“We loved that there was room for everyone, so we could all have our own space,” he remarked of the 8 bedrooms, 7+ bathroom, 15,000 square-foot home in one of North Georgia’s most exclusive neighborhoods, The Legends of Chateau Elan.
The space … it is well warranted! Matt and his wife Melissa have seven children (as Melissa states in her Instagram profile, “not a typo”)! The couple has two sets of twins, along with three other children.
“Kind of a crazy story, the house was closed on, Melissa was in the hospital delivering the twins … we brought them home with boxes everywhere,” Matt explained. Matt and Melissa moved in with the newborn twins, five older kids, and all their other belongings.
R: Matt, Melissa, the “little twins” and friends stand in front of Mercedes Benz Stadium pre-opening.
L: The home during a snowfall.
Along with the private movie theater, a home gym, steam room, and room for Matt’s fish tank (which ranked high with the NFL great), the couple loved the owner’s suite with a private staircase to a nursery and the suite of rooms on the top floor.
“If you visited the home that we sold in Alabama a few years ago, and our new home today, you’d definitely see elements of the Chateau Elan home we carried into these floorplans, we loved this house and so much about it,” Matt stated.
The well-designed home boasts a magnificent two-story entry, with a grand winding staircase and a copper patina trey ceiling in the foyer. Setting on an approximate acre, the home’s backyard, pool area and courtyard are exceptionally private. A drive-through breezeway provides access to the four-car garage and courtyard.
The Chateau Elan Community is adjacent to the popular resort and vineyard just north of Atlanta off of Interstate 85. While the Chateau Elan Community is gated, the Legends Community offers more privacy with additional gates where home prices exceed four-million-dollars. Legends residents enjoy their own private golf course, and clubhouse.
L: The Bryant family gathers for a candid shot just before sending the bigger kids off to prom!
R: Matt and Bella at the Falcon’s training facility.
Waiting on cookies!
“Melissa did the research, and we specifically wanted a home in the Mill Creek school district,” Matt explained. The Bryant’s children attended public school and many of their fondest memories surround homecoming dances, proms; the Bryant’s home was the prime gathering spot for photo ops.
The main floor of the estate features a gourmet kitchen with built-in butler’s pantry, stunning granite counters, a prep island, and an expansive breakfast bar. Open to the left of kitchen is a large keeping/family room with a floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace and vaulted tongue and groove ceiling. Just across from the breakfast bar is a half-rotunda dining/breakfast area with a domed accent in the ceiling and massive windows overlooking the private backyard and pool. From the back of the kitchen, you can easily access the side entrance to the home, more pantry area and storage, a large laundry room, one of the three half baths, and perfect access to the formal dining area and wet bar.
The white wainscoted formal dining room with a high and ornate trey ceiling flanks both the breathtakingly beautiful foyer and the home’s great room. Custom built-in bookcases frame a travertine fireplace, beautifully trimmed tall windows and a garden door lead to an elevated slate covered patio where a spiral staircase leads down to the terrace level and the pool. The great room’s walnut hued hardwood floors and bright white trim and cabinetry echo the kitchen’s same coordinating color scheme.
The aforementioned owner’s suite, also on the main floor has an ornate double trey ceiling and a two-sided fireplace open to both the sleeping quarters and a sunny sitting room. The suite’s bathroom has a unique and spectacular walk through shower that envelopes the soaking tub. His and her vanities, toilets, and closets/dressing rooms give this owner’s suite a 5-star resort feel. Add in the wet bar, and you’ll be permanent staycation! If you need to work, just across from the owner’s suite is a handsome office with stained judges paneling, a matching fireplace with a corbeled mantle, wood coffered ceiling and 3-inch wood plantation shutters.
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Venture upstairs and find numerous secondary bedrooms, a wonderful sunny play or media room. Each bedroom has its own bath. There’s a second story laundry room for ease and convenience. Continue across the breezeway bridge to the finished space above the garage and find a fantastic teen or mother-in-law suite.
The terrace level is the playground of this home! Enjoy the bar and pool table area and spill proof tile floors. High trey ceilings with paneled accents give this space a comfortable pub-like feel. Walk right out to the salt-water pool from this area of the house. Prefer to stay in? Enjoy one of Matt’s favorite rooms and watch a favorite film in the three-tiered home theater complete with extra comfy seating. The family room on the terrace level mimics the size of the upstairs great room and is extra cozy with plush carpeting, a stacked stone fireplace and beautiful built-ins. If you’re less inclined to curl up with a book by the fire, you can work out in the gym, complete with mirrored wall for checking that form!
5689 Legends Club Circle is not without any amenity one could desire. The home is in immaculate condition and is ready for the next family to fill its rooms with love and laughter.
The Bryant family release red ballons in honor of the loss of their son Matthew Tryson Bryant, who died of SIDS in infancy.
“We had two kids graduate, brought home two babies, had ten very successful seasons in that house, it just has a good aura. We were sad to leave Atlanta, it’s been a fun ride but it’s time to move to the next stop,” said both Matt and Melissa.
The Bryant’s are now settled in what they say is their forever home.
What’s the answer to the burning question of Matt’s future on the field?
“Will I play football again,” Matt asked? “Yes”, he answered unequivocally.
UPDATE: Matt Bryant will play for the Falcons for the 2019-2020 season!!!
“Obviously, we are enjoying our time at the beach, we are water people, beach people,” Matt explained.
“But, when the right call comes, I’ll go.”
For the 8th most accurate place kicker in the history of the NFL and the Falcon’s leading scorer for the history of the franchise, there’s really no doubt that phone will ring for “Money Matt” to plant the pigskin between the posts.