ATLANTA — Movie mogul Tyler Perry continues to make history, whether it’s in the theaters, on stage — and, now, even in real estate.
The multifacted entertainment impresario, who once slept in his car as a struggling playwright and also lived in hotel room along Bankhead Highway where prostitution and drug dealing thrived, has now sold his home in Atlanta’s upscale section of Buckhead for more than $17.5 million, the most expensive home ever sold in the history of Atlanta, the media reports. And this is after the home was sold at a discount!
Yes, you read that right: the home had to be slashed by some 8 million from its original asking price.
Tyler, creator of the ultra-popular Madea movie franchise and owner of the first African American-owned major movie studio in U.S. history, originally listed the extravagant mansion for $25 million in June last year. The 35,000-square-foot French Provincial palace on the banks of the Chattahoochee in Buckhead was finally sold on April 29, according to Estately.
Touted originally by the listing agent as “perhaps the most compelling private residence to ever be offered to market in the history of Atlanta,” the home included:
- all 17 manicured acres;
- almost 35,000 square feet of luxury space
- 3 story fireplace
- a big hobby house;
- a jaw-dropping pool
- screening room;
- seven bedrooms;
- nine full bathrooms (along with five half baths),
- gardens and ballroom
- a two-level parking deck topped by a lighted tennis court.
According to zillow.com, he purchased the home for $7.6 million. And now it “is the most expensive residential home sale in the city’s history,” stated the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Take a look at insanely opulent home — including a tennis court affixed atop a home parking garage.
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