Hot Property: Steve Harvey's new Atlanta estate is no joke
LOS ANGELES — Who says there's no money in daytime television? "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey has bought a 35,000-square-foot mega-mansion in Atlanta for $15 million.
Harvey is the impressive estate's third owner in five years. It was previously owned by filmmaker Tyler Perry, who sold it in 2016 to televangelist David Turner for a record $17.5 million. Turner shot for the stars two years later, listing the home for $25 million before trimming the price to $21 million and eventually selling it to Harvey at a $2.5 million loss.
Set on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, the estate spans 17 acres on the north side of the city and seems to take advantage of every single inch. Rolling lawns and formal gardens fill out the amenity-loaded property, which has a 70,000-gallon pool, a tennis court and multiple structures.
Two gates, a dramatic fountain and a stone walkway approach the seven-bedroom, 14-bathroom main residence. There's a billiards room, a wine cellar, a movie theater, a fully equipped gym, spa facilities and a resistance pool built into a grotto-like space.
Harvey, 63, gained fame as a comedian in the 1980s and 1990s before moving to television, where he starred in "The Steve Harvey Show" and hosted "Family Feud." He's published four books, as well, including 2009's "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man."
King seeks new castle
LeBron James already owns two homes in Los Angeles, but he may be looking to make another move.
The Lakers superstar has been shopping quietly for a new residence on L.A.'s Westside, particularly in Bel-Air and Beverly Crest, according to real estate sources familiar with the area who weren't authorized to speak about the matter. Scuttlebutt is that James wants to upgrade to a larger compound.
The four-time NBA MVP previously spent about $43 million combined on a pair of homes in Brentwood.
In 2015, while with the Cleveland Cavaliers, James paid about $21 million for a 9,440-square-foot traditional home designed by architect Ken Ungar. Two years later, he dropped another $23 million on a newly built mansion of nearly 15,550 square feet.
One down, one to go
Stockard Channing is on a selling streak in the Hollywood Hills. A year after selling a Midcentury home for $1.79 million, the "Grease" and "West Wing" actress just listed another charming property in the area for $2.495 million.
Perched above Laurel Canyon, the country-style house occupies a leafy, secluded lot. Gardens fill out the front of the property, while the backyard features a Saltillo tile patio with a swimming pool and spa overlooking the hills.
Details old and new mingle in the single-story floor plan, where whitewashed beams and original stained-glass windows touch up common spaces with walls of glass and custom built-ins. Fireplaces anchor the living room and dining area, and the kitchen opens directly to the backyard.
The master suite also expands outside, to a private garden nook. It's one of three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 2,157 square feet.
Channing, 76, gained fame in the 1978 film "Grease" and won a Tony seven years later for the revival of "Joe Egg." She won Emmys for her portrayal of the first lady in "The West Wing" and for the TV movie "The Matthew Shepard Story" and received an Academy Award nomination for the 1994 film "Six Degrees of Separation."