Updated: 9:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 | Posted: 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010

Tyler Perry Buys Mansion Once Priced At $40 Million

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It's known as Dean Gardens.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. —

Actor and entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, who is the creative force behind TBS sitcoms “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne,” may soon take up residence in north Fulton County.

Perry is the new owner of Dean Gardens, a 58-acre estate on Old Milton Parkway in Johns Creek, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.

SLIDESHOW: Tour $13.9 Million Estate In Johns Creek 

The $7.6 million property sale was completed in late July, according to FMLS, the local real estate listing service, but the buyer was not named. The house, most recently assessed at $6.5 million, took more than four years to build.

Off and on the market for 15 years, it was to have been the dream home of the former property owner Larry Dean and his former wife, Lynda, but they separated not long after construction was completed.

To read more about the sale, click to read the full article from the AJC.

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