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R&B singer Akon lists his mansion near Atlanta for nearly $7 million

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R&B singer Akon has put his Georgia mansion on the market for about $7 million.
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R &B singer, producer and actor Akon has put his renovated home in Alpharetta, a city roughly 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta, on the market for $6.995 million.

The four-story mansion, built in 2014, has an ultra-modern vibe similar to the singer’s Woodland Hills home that came up for sale three years ago for $3.5 million.

Sitting on about five acres, the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom house dazzles with brilliant white-on-white interiors, vaulted ceilings and walls of windows. A band of glass tiles runs through the heart of the home, giving the illusion of walking on water.

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Amenities include an elevator, a piano room, a movie theater and a recording studio. The garage has parking for as many as nine cars.

Outside, steps lead down to a swimming pool and spa. Patios, lawns and formal landscaping fill out the grounds.

Akon bought the house in 2008 for $1.65 million, public records show. Dorsey Alston Realtors holds the listing.

The 43-year-old Akon has hits that include “Locked Up,” “Smack That” and “I Want to Love You.” Among his acting credits are the films “Black November” (2012) and “American Heist” (2014).

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In December, he sold a home in Sandy Springs, Ga., for $1.7 million.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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