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Country singer Alan Jackson, born on this date in 1958, managed to unload his
lakefront home in Smithville, Tennessee, just in time for his birthday last year: The deal closed on Oct. 5, 2012, for $3,621,200. That might sound like a lot of money -- well, OK, it is a lot of money -- but Jackson had originally sought $5 million for it.
He built the home 20 years earlier as a vacation property, the Wall Street Journal reported last year. Perhaps the property's most unique feature: a two-story houseboat equipped with waterslides and a hot tub. (Curbed called the property "just about the most decked-out summer party palace in the South" before learning that the property was Jackson's.) The helipad atop the garage would probably be runner-up.
The property also included a five-bedroom "Hamptons-style" main house, a four-bedroom guesthouse and a one-bedroom cabin on 3.5 wooded acres.
By the way, it's not just Alan Jackson's 55th birthday today; it's also Eminem's 41st birthday -- and you guessed it, we've got a blog post on his house, too.
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