GREEN SPRING GARDENS, Ala.
(AP) A green spring garden in a suburban neighborhood sold for more than $2 million to a private owner who will put the property to good use for a nonprofit.
Auctioneer Mark Karpman says the sale was announced Tuesday at the Green Spring Garden Association’s annual gathering.
It’s the second of two he’s in the process of closing.
The association sold the 10-acre property on the outskirts of Birmingham on Tuesday for $8,500 per square foot.
The buyer paid $2,200 for the home, which has been vacant since the 1920s.
Karpman said the property will be used for a “green garden center” that will teach the public about the environment and the importance of sustainability.
He says the property’s value will be more than double the $1.9 million that the property was appraised at in June 2015.
The property’s owner has been listed as The Green Spring House Association.
The house, located on the southeast corner of Spring and White, has been home to about 15 families.
Karp, who was born in the U.S., is an avid gardener.
He’s been involved in green gardens since he was a child and has a long history in the industry.
He bought the house in 2007.