Dean Gardens Estate Finally Sold
One of our more intriguing estate of the day properties, Dean Gardens has finally found a buyer. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that the home's sale makes it the highest purchase price for any residence in the Atlanta area since the sale of the Dobson estate, 'Descante' on Tuxedo Road. Dean Gardens was most recently listed at $13.9 million with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty but had been on and off the market for the last 15 years with prices from $20 million to $40 million. There were even rumors that Michael Jackson had considered buying the estate.
The property in Johns Creek was created by Larry Dean, a software entrepreneur. The property's 58 acres include elaborate gardens, two carriage house apartments, a caretakers cottage, wedding chapel, Asian tea garden, grass tennis courts, amphitheater, conservatory ,lake and an 18 hole golf course. The home's interior is a hodgepodge of tastes and styles. The rotunda was inspired by Florence's Brunelleschi Cathedral. Art Deco and Art Nouveau flourishes abound in the bedrooms. Much of the terrace level is given over to a Moroccan theme and a game room has a 1950s diner look. Some of the home's many theme rooms including the Peacock room, the Egyptian suite and the elaborate French bedroom. Check out more images at the property website.
Gallery: Dean Gardens