An evangelist and former businessman has been identified as the buyer of Tyler Perry’s over-the-top mini Versailles mansion.
Buckhead.com, a local website covering the upscale Atlanta, Georgia suburb, broke the news that David Turner was the buyer in the under-wraps deal.
The website received a tip about the buyer and confirmed the news with Turner himself, who says God himself played a role in the deal.
‘God literally told me to come here,’ Turner said. ‘I went online and I saw this house, and that’s when I felt like God told me, “This is your house.”‘
Turner says he and Tyler Perry hashed out the deal face to face, settling on $17.5million – a whopping $7.5million less than the original asking price.
Despite the discount, the sale remains the most expensive in state history.
Turner says he has already moved into the palatial $34,668-square-foot home with his wife and two kids. They plan to use the home as their main residence.
Both Turner and Perry come from poor backgrounds, and defied the odds to become extremely successful.
Perry found his success in Hollywood, first acting then directing and producing his own movies which have been box office hits.
The French Provincial 34,688-square-foot, 17-acre mansion at 4110 Paces Ferry Road hit the market with a $25 million price tag.
The home has seven bedrooms, nine full baths, five half baths and was built in 2007. Josh Reeves and Chase Mizell with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty brokered the deal.