Celebrity Homes: Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Mansion Is For Sale
In this week’s Top 10 homes spotlight at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, we take a look at Tyler Perry’s Atlanta estate on the Chattahoochee River for sale at $25 million.
“Tyler Perry’s Atlanta Home”
Trapped for many years in an impoverished and abusive childhood including a suicide attempt, Tyler Perry began writing plays to calm the demons – a method he learned from watching his favorite TV program, the “Oprah Winfrey Show.” He wrote mostly about himself and his relatives and friends but the plays were such financial disasters that he almost gave up. Tyler continued to plug away, doing his shows primarily for African-American audiences on the East Coast until he finally found some success. His plays eventually led to film where he did everything – writing, acting and directing. After he developed his beloved Madea matriarch character, Tyler became one of Hollywood’s top money makers opening his own film studio in 2006. He went from being an Oprah fan to an Oprah partner at the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2012.
Tyler is the first filmmaker in history to have five films open at #1 in five years beating the records of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. His thirteen most popular films have grossed over $600 million at the box office but cost less than $10 million to make. By being independent with his own studio and filling the major roles himself, Tyler has been able to rake in a larger share of the profits.
With films such as “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Madea Goes to Jail” and with his new success on Oprah’s network with the blockbuster hit “The Haves and Have Nots,” his annual income is somewhere between $100 million to $150 million.
During the years of his growing success, Tyler understood the value of real estate and has bought and sold real estate across the country. Currently focusing on the Atlanta area where he lives and found most of his success, Tyler has acquired over 1,000 acres in rural Atlanta where he plans to build his new home. He recently put his current Atlanta mansion on the market.
The penultimate for the person who has everything but still wants more, Perry’s French provincial mansion is perched atop 17 acres with views over the Chattahoochee River in the upscale Buckhead community of Atlanta. Palatial in every conceivable aspect, the 34,688-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and fourteen baths, stately formal rooms, a two-story library, resort-style infinity-edge swimming pool, lighted tennis court on top of a two-story parking garage, fully equipped gym, spa, theater, hobby house and an underground ballroom with catering kitchen. There are both formal and informal gardens, an entire estate generator, guard house, caretaker’s suite and presidential-level security system including two gated and secured residential entrances. The home has hosted President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey among other notables.
Tyler Perry’s impeccable Atlanta estate on the banks of the Chattahoochee River with river views on seventeen private wooded acres is now for sale priced at $25 million. The listing agents are Josh Reeves and Chase Mizell of Sotheby’s International Realty in Atlanta, Georgia.
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