It has taken a while, but Tyler Perry’s vast Georgia mansion, listed in 2015 at $25 million, has recently sold to an out-of-town buyer for $17.5 million, breaking the record for Atlanta area real estate sales. Perry purchased the yet unimproved 17 acres in 2005 for $9 million. Perry already had his sights set on a newly acquired 1,000 acres in suburban Atlanta where he is building his next masterpiece.
Perched high above the Chattahoochee River, the 34,688-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and fourteen baths, stately formal rooms, a two-story library, 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.
Tyler Perry is the creator of the character Madea and his successful TV series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and 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. Over the years he has also bought and sold real estate across the country.