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Sold: The Most Expensive Mansion in Atlanta History

It was Tyler Perry’s.

Celebrity homes sell all the time, but it’s not very often that they end up going for record-breaking prices. But, praise the Lord, Tyler Perry’s opulent mansion in Atlanta recently sold for $17.5 million, making it the most expensive home in the city’s history.

Perry, a media mogul best known for his long-running character, Madea, first purchased the sprawling estate, which was built in 2007, for a measly $7.6 million. Covering 17 acres of land, the grounds are, of course, rich with features including a theater, a spa, a subterranean ballroom, manicured gardens, pools, fountains, and a multi-level parking garage with a full-size tennis court on top. Oh, and also a home with seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms overlooking the Chattahoochee River.

An anonymous buyer bought the home last week, though $17.5 million was a steep cut from the original price tag of $25 million, when the mansion first went on the market in June 2015. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, prior to Perry’s mansion, the most expensive home ever sold in Atlanta was an estate that sold for $10.5 million back in 2009.