Former 58 Acre Dean Gardens Estate in Johns Creek, GA Sells to New Developer for $14.3M (PHOTOS)

Former 58 Acre Dean Gardens Estate in Johns Creek, GA Sells to New Developer for $14.3M

5800 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, United States

With the news of construction being halted at the 58 acre estate at 5800 Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek, Georgia since February, Johns Creek Post reported that property owner Lennar Homes had abandoned the project and put it up for sale. Johns Creek Post has just reported that the 58 acre estate has been sold to Jen Partners LLC for $14,300,000 who designated Ashton Woods to build 64 homes on the property. According to Johns Creek Post much of the land along the Chattahoochee River was deemed unbuildable with severe erosion problems which brought down the allowable amount of homes to be built. The new developer is marketing 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes for $649,000 and five bedroom, 4 bathroom homes for $814,000. The 58 acre estate, previously known as Dean Gardens, originally included a 42,000 square foot Neoclassical mansion on manicured grounds with a 2 acre lake, wedding chapel, private amphitheatre, an 18-hole par-72 golf course, caretaker’s house, gardener’s cottage and helipad. The estate was also known for its extensive formal gardens, partially modelled after Victoria, British Columbia’s famed Butchart Gardens.  The mansion was designed & built over four years in the late 80s & early 90s by entrepreneur Larry Dean & wife Lynda for close to $25,000,000. The couple originally put it on the market for $40,000,000 before selling to entertainer Tyler Perry in 2010 for $7,600,000. At the time it had been reported that Perry planned to raze the mansion while keeping the mature formal gardens as a backdrop to a new mansion, but instead sold the property for $9,200,000 to Lennar Homes.  Johns Creek Post speculates that Lennar Homes had spent close to $13,000,000 on demolition and earthwork prepping for the development.  See the PDF document outlining the listing here. Scroll down to see several current and before photos. Every square foot of the original Dean Gardens estate has been removed. 

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