‘Atlanta's Great Gatsby house' Villa Juanita sells for $7.2M

ATLANTA -- A 10,000 square-foot home known as "Atlanta's Great Gatsby house" has sold for $7.2 million.

Villa Juanita, located next to the Governor's Mansion along Tuxedo Road and West Paces Ferry, was built in 1942, according to Buckhead.com.

The $7.2 million price tag is the second-highest sales price of the year in Buckhead, according to Phil Hudson of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Ben Hirsh Real Estate listed the home. 

The house sits on more than 7.3 acres and features a 70' pool as well as walking trails through the forests, its Zillow.com listing indicates.

The property has hosted numerous events throughout out its history, from the supper dances and galas in the Roaring 20's to serving as Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Decorator showhouse recently. Visitors have included former New York Mayor Jimmy Walker, the "First Lady of American Theater" Ethel Barrymore and Jane Fonda, according to Buckhead.com. Check Buckhead.com for more on its history.

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The Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported the sale. Follow Phil Hudson for more real estate news.

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