'The Blind Side' house in Buckhead on the market for $3.9 million

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Photo Gallery: Atlanta's "Blind Side" house up for sale
Debbie Shay, Harry Norman Realtors, inside "The Blind Side" house, Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

ATLANTA -- One of the most memorable and successful movies filmed recently in metro Atlanta is "The Blind Side," released in 2009 to wide acclaim. The film created Oscar gold.

And one of the actual Atlanta sets from that movie is for sale.

It's the house in Buckhead, which played the part of the interiors of the Tuohys' home, where soon-to-be NFL star Michael Oher found his home, and his future.

The house is for sale for $3.9 million.

It's a story first reported by our partners at Atlanta Business Chronicle.

And 11Alive News took a tour on Wednesday.

PHOTOS | 'The Blind Side' house in Buckhead

For starters, you might expect the house to have a movie theater.

And sure enough, it does. And the DVD playing on the big screen during our tour -- "The Blind Side," the movie that was based on a true story about unlikely and life-changing relationships of the home and heart.

Debbie Shay of Harry Norman Realtors said when people come to see the house, the house itself leaves them star struck.

"It's funny, because they know the different scenes," Shay said. "and it's been fun. I'm really impressed by what they remember and can recite."

Shay said this treasure of movie history is attracting interested buyers from across the country.

Inside the house, Sandra Bullock created a performance that earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2010.

And the real-life lessons portrayed in the house are timeless.

A family actually lives here. But they are selling because they're moving to another house in Buckhead.

During filming, Shay said, "The family had to leave for six weeks, but they were allowed to come back onto the set" to watch the scenes being filmed in their home. And they met all the actors.

"It's a ten year old home but it feels like it's brand new, they've taken care of it so well."

The home was designed by Spitzmiller & Norris. It is 11,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two half-baths, and three levels.

(Ed. Note: The video accompanying this story, and this article previously, refer to the house as having 14,000sf, but subsequent info from the realtors confirms it has 11,000sf.)

The movie theater, along with a wine cellar, and one of the rear balconies, are located on the lower "terrace" level.

The scenes were all shot on the main floor. Locations used in the film included the staircase in the foyer, the front room which is now a dining room, the living room which was the dining room in the movie, the master bedroom, and the kitchen/family room.

It's not just a beautiful Buckhead home. It's part of film history -- locked in film, and in memories, for all time.

"It's one of those movies that will go on," Shay said. "It's timeless because of the message. And there are a lot of beautiful homes on the market right now, but a home that has this type of history, especially now that the film industry is becoming more and more important in Atlanta, this home has a special meaning."


Debbie Shay's Listing for the house:  Harry Norman Realtors

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