By Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The property was once occupied by long-time segregationist Moreton Rollston, who owned an Atlanta motel that refused to integrate. Perry gets great satisfaction out of this. “To have this property was such poetic justice,” Perry told New York magazine in 2016.
The mansion has seven bedrooms, an underground ballroom, a parking deck, a separate “hobby house,” an infinity edge swimming pool with bar, a lighted tennis court and a remote control airplane runway.
Perry purchased the property in 2007 for $9 million and spent millions more building it out to the current specifications. At the home, he hosted celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama. Jennifer Brett, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attended a party there in 2013 and described it here.
Perry now lives in Douglasville, where he owns more than 1,000 acres, while also owning homes in other cities including Los Angeles and New York.
At the time Turner purchased the home, he explained why to Buckhead.com’s Ben Hirsh: “God literally told me to come here. I went online and I saw this house, and that’s when I felt like God told me, ‘This is your house.’”