Lights, Camera, Action! Atlanta's Most Expensive Home Is Already Famous

  • The pool/courtyard area

    The pool/courtyard area

  • Atlanta's most expensive home

    Atlanta's most expensive home

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If you desire a posh life in the Peach State, we present this $18.8 million megamansion in Atlanta that's been featured in both movies and TV shows.

"It's like a mini Versailles," says co-listing agent Ron Wolotzky of Rodeo Realty. "The house is being sold turn-key -- everything you see comes with it."

This means a lot of furnishings for the nine-bedroom, 12-bathroom Mediterranean-style mansion measuring 24,861 square feet. They include leather seats in the ventilated cigar den, plush crimson chairs in the theater, and an ornate 10-person table in the dining room.

The mansion also has a beauty salon, two gyms, sauna, massage room, recording studio, two wine cellars, and three outdoor kitchens (one for hibachi-style cooking, one for straight-up barbecuing, and one with pizza ovens). If you want to have all your friends over, the driveway can hold over 100 of their cars.

Wolotzky says he and the current homeowner counted (and serviced) about 126 appliances -- "from fridges to washers and dryers and everything in between" -- in the home last year.

"If you can keep the supplies coming in, you're fine -- you don't have to leave," says Wolotzky.

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The house is loaded with striking details. According to Wolotzky, the home's savior, real estate mogul Lee Najjar, rebuilt the home -- which was originally constructed in the early 1900s -- from scratch in 2008. Some of the original faade was used, but most of the home is brand-new and comes with a distinctively global background.

Imported European and Jerusalem stonework, mosaics from Italy, wood cabinetry from Canada, and Moroccan hardwood flooring are just a few of the luxe elements of the mansion. Ceilings and ornate moldings vary in every room. In the back, the two-story mansion wraps around a spacious courtyard patio with swimming pool.

"There's so much detail. No two rooms are alike, no two bathrooms are alike -- everything is different," says Wolotzky.

This helps explain why the mansion is such a popular film location. The home is where Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Emma Stone find (and later shoot) Bill Murray in "Zombieland." The home is used in some of the best scenes in the film, including the theater where Murray's character took a lethal shotgun blast while trying to prank the teens.

The party scene in "The Three Stooges" remake was also filmed here, and it's used as the Powell family house on the Lifetime TV show "Devious Maids."

Most recently, the house was used as the residence of Antonio Pope, the villain in Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's action comedy "Ride Along 2." And speaking of Hollywood, director Tyler Perry used to live down the street -- but he sold his megamansion for a record $17.5 million in May. If this home can come within $1 million of its asking price, the city will have a new record holder.

"The house is in incredible shape. Everything's been serviced, and it's turn-key. When we stage homes, we usually do it just so you can get an idea of where things go. This is one step beyond -- it's like here's everything, do what you want!" says Wolotzky.

Just don't shoot Bill Murray.

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