Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry just added another bullet point to his résumé: real-estate record holder. Perry’s French Provincial–style manor in Atlanta just sold for $17.5 million, breaking the city’s record for most expensive residential sale, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle
, which notes that the previous highest sale was a Buckhead estate that sold for $10.5 million in 2009. Perry’s home was built in 2008 with careful attention to detail. Set on 17 parklike acres along the Chattahoochee River, the property is only 3.5 miles from the city’s historic Buckhead Village and 15 miles from the Dekalb Peachtree Airport. If this house is any indication, wherever Perry moves next is sure to be exquisite.Stats
7 Bedrooms 9 Baths 5 Half Baths 34,690 sq. ft. $17.5 million
Contact: Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, 404-835-9597
The approach to the home features an elegant motor court punctuated by a fountain.
Inside, a glamorous entryway paved with marble
leads to a receiving area decorated with Corinthian columns.
Highlights of the kitchen include coffered ceilings, ornate millwork, and a balcony.
There’s also a library with a spiral staircase that leads to both the wine cellar and a parlor with leather walls and a fireplace.
Set in a private wing, the spacious master suite is lined with windows overlooking the lush property.
Among other amenities, the home offers a private theater (shown) with dramatic vaulted ceilings, a large fitness center, and an underground ballroom with Brazilian cherry flooring and a commercial-grade kitchen.
The pristine grounds feature formal and informal gardens, an oversize infinity pool, a tennis court, and a guest cottage.