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The identity of the out-of-state mystery buyer for Tyler Perry’s Buckhead estate has been revealed: Evangelist David Turner’s purchase of the 17 acre estate made history as the most expensive real estate transaction in Atlanta history at $17.5 million in May 2016. According to the Buckhead Patch , Turner, a former businessman made his fortune in the specialty food business before becoming an evangelist and starting David Turner International Ministries. He purchased the Tyler Perry estate after feeling that “God told him to come here and buy the house” according to Buckhead.com.
An evangelist purchasing an expensive home isn’t new news around the South. Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria purchased a $10.5M home in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston Texas in 2010 according to Houston.CultureMap.com.
Atlanta.Curbed.comAtlanta.Curbed.com reports that Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar lives on a sprawling 183 acre estate in Fayette County Georgia. The home was originally built in 1996 but has been renovated and expanded in recent years to include multiple wings and over 17,000 square feet. Dollar is also said to own an apartment in NYC valued at $2.4 million dollars.
On a slightly less grand scale is Charlotte, NC pastor Steven Furtick who built a 16,000 square foot gated estate in Waxhaw, NC. One of the largest homes in the metro area with 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, it has a tax value of $1.6 million and sits on 19 wooded acres. The 33 year old pastor lives in the home that he has described as “a gift from God” with his wife Holly.
In Dallas, Bishop T.D. Jakes lives in a 15,000 square foot home in Ft Worth Texas, purchased in 2004 for $5.575 million. The property features a private lake, swimming pool and tennis court. Founder of The Potter’s House Ministry, Jakes is an author has also been involved in the Christian film industry as a producer, actor, and writer. In an interesting connection, Tyler Perry directed and adaptation of one of T.D. Jake’s books- small world!
Originally priced at $8.5 million an estate on Habersham Road in Buckhead closed in December 2011.
2750 Habersham Road was listed in March 2011, and sold in under a year which is great at that high of a price point. It closed at $6.5M or 77% of list price — a great deal and the third most expensive home sold in 2011 in Atlanta.
There was an article in the AJC around November that told a story about the sellers (it was lengthy and not very nice so I’d rather not repeat the story, but I’m sure you can look it up online if you’re interested). The sellers were in a stressful situation and I’m sure they are very happy that it has sold.
The tax records indicate that the purchaser is Donald M. Leebern III, who is the heir to Georgia Crown, a family-owned beverage distributor. Third-generation CEO Donald Leebern Jr. and fourth-generation president Don Leebern III are the current crop of Leeberns to own and manage Georgia Crown. It was founded by Fate Leebern as Columbus Wine Company Distributors in 1938, the same year Georgia repealed prohibition.
Apparently the Leebern’s purchased a 3.8 acre tract of land on Woodhaven about two years ago with plans to build a new home and somewhere along the line changed their minds and purchased this estate on Habersham.
The lot on Woodhaven is now on the market for less than they paid for it in 2010 at $3.7M if you’d like to build your own estate!