Tyler Perry has put his North Buckhead mansion on the market, following rumors that the Atlanta media-mogul is planning to build a new estate in the boonies. Perry will be abandoning his home, which the listing agent bills as "perhaps the most compelling private residence to ever be offered to market in the history of Atlanta," set on 17 acres along the Chattahoochee River. While listing agents are often prone to hyperbole, it's true that the sprawling French Provincial mansion and its manicured grounds are downright incredible. Outside, there's a massive pool with swim-up bar, lush gardens, a legitimate parking deck topped by a tennis court and a "hobby house" — yes, an entire building devoted to something like stamp collecting. Among the interior highlights: an underground ballroom, a corridor fit for a Gothic monastery and — as you'd expect in a producer's house — a large screening room for showing off your new movies. Encompassing a jaw-dropping 34,688 square feet and with seven bedrooms and 11-and-1/2 bathrooms, there's plenty of room for people to stay after a long night of partying. Far from a house of pain, the mansion is listed for $25 million.
Bucking the trend of Atlantans moving ITP, the AJC reports that Perry — who is in talks with the city to purchase Fort McPherson for use as a film studio — has also been stockpiling real-estate OTP. He has amassed more than 1,000 acres in Douglas County near Sweetwater Creek State Park for his new homestead. No doubt, it will be hard to rival what he already has.
· 4110 Paces Ferry Rd [Redfin]
· Tyler Perry plans to sell his Atlanta area home and will build on 1,000+ acres OTP [AJC reports]