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Home occupied by Lee Najjar up for sale for $25 million

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The company which owns a home occupied by Lee Najjar, the local real estate mogul who is known supposedly as “Big Poppa” on the Bravo show “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has put the monstrous Buckhead mansion up for sale for a whopping $25 million.

Travis Reed, who is the real estate agent trying to sell the property, said the company, West Paces Ferry Associates LLC,  requested he not market the property locally. He wouldn’t say who owns West Paces Ferry Associates LLC or whether Najjar is affiliated with said company. A quick check with the Georgia Secretary of State’s online search does not come up with any entity under that name. (Google that name and you get nothing as well.)

UPDATE: Someone was nice enough to do a better search than I did on the Secretary of State’s Web site. I used the search box “name starts with” and had typed in “West Paces Ferry.” Apparently, the company’s name is actually LN West Paces Ferry Associates LLC. The agent who runs the shop? Lee Najjar.

Naturally, only a handful of people could actually afford any property worth more than $10 million so Reed will be marketing it through Christie’s and high-end magazines of that ilk. Possibly, someone overseas (an oil baron?) might be interested.

Reed said no property in Atlanta has ever sold in the secondary market for more than $10 million, though there are existing properties by the likes of Tyler Perry and Arthur Blank that are worth far more than that.

You can see the listing (which posted late last month) at ajchomefinder. The home, which has nine bedrooms, 11 full baths and four half baths, features 16 fireplaces, a recording studio, personal massage room, a nail/hair salon, a tanning salon, a ballroom, a theater and seven full kitchens. Located at 490 West Paces Ferry Road, it was just finished last year. The property was featured earlier this year on “MTV Teen Cribs.”
Harry Norman Realtors has a slide show of photos, too.

Part of the film “Zombieland” was shot there as well.

Lee Najjar backyard

Najjar is never seen or mentioned on the show beyond his alleged ghostly presence nicknamed “Big Poppa.” He is married but has had a not-so-secret, on-and-off-again relationship with castmate Kim Zolciak. On the show, taped in the spring, they had gotten back together and she even got a ring.

Though her former publicist Jonathan Jaxson said she had broken up with him recently, she texted me Monday to say, “I’m still with Poppa!” UPDATE: The next day with Usmagazine.com at the Fox Reality Show Awards, she said she was no longer with him. I just texted her again to see what gives. “We are on and off,” she texted me Wednesday morning, October 14. “Very tricky right now.”

On the Bonnie Hunt Show, taped earlier this week and aired Wednesday morning, she said she had broken up with him a month ago but it’s not quite over. On the show, she wore the big rock she got from Big Poppa on the right hand, not the left. Also on the show, Kim showed her vast knowledge of pop culture by failing to ID Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra’s nickname “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” the phrase “Where’s the Beef,” “The Gong Show,” and a spatula while glancing at the other contestants’ answers.
Lee Najjar kitchen

lee najar theater

lee najjar stairs

A building application to add an $80,000 addition to 490 West Paces Ferry dated May 19, 2005 reveals Najjar’s name as the owner of the property at the time. Another application dated April 26, 2007 for a $6,000 fence for the same property also had Najjar’s name attached.

The Buckhead Blog was the first to post a story about it.

According to Buckhead.net, the home was built as a summer cottage in 1914 and renovated and expanded by Hentz, Reid and Adler. The site dubs it the Jackson-Alsop-Arnold House. “Later renovations turned the original white clapboard summer cottage into a Mediterranean-style villa,” the site noted.
It is by far the highest-priced home on sale at tinafountain.com. The second highest asking price? $14.5 million. But that one only has seven bedrooms and nine baths.

The last time the property was sold was in 2004 for $2.74 million. Property taxes in 2008: $51,030.

77 comments Add your comment

JDE

October 12th, 2009
12:21 pm

He’s probably selling it to support his slutty girlfriends ever increasing spending habits. That is some expensive pooty tang Big Poppa; you can afford better.

Nada

October 12th, 2009
12:28 pm

Only 9 bedrooms? Sorry but that seems awfully small for 25 million dollars. I iwll continue to look elsewhere…

Kevin

October 12th, 2009
12:36 pm

I clicked on that Harry Norman link and found out the 2008 taxes on the property were only $51,000.

I can’t imagine paying $51k per year in city taxes. Wow.

Do you know how many hooker wigs that will buy??

SacredLady

October 12th, 2009
12:37 pm

What in the world was Big Poppa doing with a mansion of this proportion. He might be enough man for one woman but not enough for two. Drop the sluts and stay with your wife.

donna outlaw

October 12th, 2009
12:38 pm

i really don’t need a tanning salon so i’ll continue to look elsewhere as well ;)

donna outlaw

October 12th, 2009
12:39 pm

who would build a mansion LAST year and put it on the market so soon?

Truth Teller

October 12th, 2009
12:47 pm

So I guy with a home like this has to settle for a wig wearing, bald headed, low budget, uneducated, got to have a drink every time she sits down chic with a bunch of kids and no baby’s daddy in sight? Hmmm, what’s wrong with this picture?

j

October 12th, 2009
12:50 pm

pimpin ain’t easy. pimpin ain’t easy.

ATLJenny

October 12th, 2009
12:51 pm

Who would build a mansion last year and sell it now, you ask(Donna)? A man in severe financial stress, no doubt! Certainly was not built as any type of investment in this continually sagging housing market. It’s called “bad karma” and this philandering Big Poppa is gettin his:-)
BTW, this dude is no one without his bank. Ever see this (or photo of) guy????? Ouch.

KIMHO

October 12th, 2009
12:55 pm

I am worth it, bald head and all.

Chris

October 12th, 2009
12:56 pm

They could always make it a hotel if it doesnt sell as a single family residence.

you already know

October 12th, 2009
1:01 pm

stop hating thats all Atlantans Do. you just wish yo name was kim z. aint nobody ever bought you anything so now you mad at her for putting it down do yo thing girl handle yo business ignore haters

georgy girl

October 12th, 2009
1:04 pm

Okay, I’ve seen this guy and believe me “Big” Poppa is the last thing I’d call him. Maybe “Little” Poppa and that would be a stretch. What we have here is another over inflated ego, with more money than brains or class. Which is why the money will be gone soon (withing the next 3-7 years) and ‘poor’ Poppa won’t be able to get even a RHoA for his side piece.

Krunch

October 12th, 2009
1:04 pm

I could force myself to live there. Sleeping with Zoliack. Maybe not,

Trump

October 12th, 2009
1:05 pm

I can tell you for a FACT, he needs to free up capital. Who in there right mind would sell in this market? someone who is in a finacial crunch. Mark my words, by the time his wife gets done with him, he’ll be call Little Bit@h. There are a # of Atlanta’s upper crust that are taking a beating. Gonna get fun from here on out.

RST

October 12th, 2009
1:06 pm

What in the world does Big Pappa do for a living, pray tell?

Paris RedRoofInn

October 12th, 2009
1:12 pm

By the looks of his house and girlfriend, Big Poppa has more money than taste. Both Kim and the house look like OTP garbage.

Seven kitchens, but only nine bedrooms? That’s as crazy as Kim’s cross-eyed stare!

trouble funk

October 12th, 2009
1:21 pm

That house looks like a gaudy piece of Indian crap

RHR

October 12th, 2009
1:25 pm

Goes well with his jump off Kim, who looks like a gaudy piece of Jersey crap.

free

October 12th, 2009
1:29 pm

this only means one thing: D I V O R C E.

Ray

October 12th, 2009
1:32 pm

Pimpin ain’t easy and hoeing ain’t hard

say what?

October 12th, 2009
2:05 pm

top of the line tackity! poor choice in home and even worse choice in homewrecker.

Mike

October 12th, 2009
2:12 pm

Fortunately it’s far enough back from the street that it doesn’t look as appalling in real life.

And it must really be “The Donald” posting as Trump if he thinks this guy is Atlanta’s “upper crust.”

Mark

October 12th, 2009
2:19 pm

Just saw Zombieland this weekend. The house was featured in the movie.

Trump

October 12th, 2009
2:28 pm

Mike, learn to read, and oh ya, your FIRED!

CWILLI

October 12th, 2009
2:31 pm

Let’s see, first and foremost why Nejjar is selling his home a lot of things come into the equation. But one has to think to oneself he had to be a smart man to get to where he is, if he is truly going through a divorce why would you want to live in the same house. Since it is not put on the local market that means I can wait until the right buyer comes along so darling you have to wait for your piece of the pie. And the ala modes as well so it want be a lot of spending going on. But you know my man is moving some money as best he can of course with the new laws and the participation of Swiss & Bohamian banks it might be a little hard to do. I’m sure he took notes on that when that New York criminal went to jail. Now if he is from California I wonder where he will file for a divorce if this is the case, possibly Florida? Hmmm I think he needs to be fair with his wife, even though we don’t know how fair she’s been, he needs to dump Kim she should be making a enough money with RHOA if not hate it, she has no structure,her daughters not bad acting but what kind of example is she setting for them and what kind of man would want a woman who doesn’t set an example for her children. Oh I forget he has enough money they can send them away to boarding school and the next time she see’s them they will be grown. Me personally I would like to see both Kim’s standing side by side…(LOL)……….Smooches.

#1 Foxy Lady

October 12th, 2009
2:31 pm

mmm…mmm. that is one classy crib!!!

let me says it again: classy, classy, CLASSY! too, let me axe this querstion to ya’ll:

what does a lady have to do get a man with a crib like dat???

CWILLI

October 12th, 2009
2:33 pm

Boy did I mess up that name Najjar.

JUST WOW

October 12th, 2009
2:42 pm

If he really is with Kim then I cannot imagine how his wife feels.. I guess all that money is enough to comfort her… WHATEVER… That’s lame.. but since I’m broke… I guess I cannot fathom any of these chicks line of thinking… Money really is the root of all evil.. b/c these women are totally losing all self respect… Big Poppa can obviously do whatever the hell he wants… just cuz he’s rich.. YUK!

atlhousewifefan

October 12th, 2009
2:48 pm

The house is atrocious.

Razor

October 12th, 2009
2:54 pm

Let’s all sing…” Kin folks said ya’ll move away from there, Atlanta Georgia is the place you outta be, so they loaded up the truck”. Nice cement pond.

Paul A

October 12th, 2009
3:13 pm

Yuck….. I’d rather get a nice boat and a little spot on the beach without slutty Kim ‘da ho.

TRUTH

October 12th, 2009
3:25 pm

Can I get a Super Jumbo Loan with no money down. Teaser rate of 0.00 for 3 years. Then I can flip it and make Mo’ Money, Mo’Money, Mo’ Money!!!

Texas Boy

October 12th, 2009
3:29 pm

I’m willing to bet if some of those rappers that were the BET awards the other night would sell some of that crazy, gaudy azz ,tacky jewelry they could easily afford Big Poppas crib. Kim would come with it for FREE!

Yadro

October 12th, 2009
3:30 pm

Mr. Najjar is a great man, a man with kids who cheats on his wife publicly and totally disrespects their mother and them. He should be ashamed of himself, but he has a big haired 30 some odd year old blonde and she has what she always wanted, a man, no matter what he looks like or how he treats his family, a man with money. That is all she sees when she looks at Poppa, dollar signs.

OLIVE

October 12th, 2009
3:33 pm

The “Real Housewives” of Atlanta – Adultery, parking lot brawls, and no baby Daddy in sight(KIM)………..yeah these people are Atlanta’s elite………more like our shame.

Pat

October 12th, 2009
4:09 pm

Trump…….get a wig from Kim. I hear they are nice.

Uncle Tom

October 12th, 2009
4:28 pm

And his relationship with her was confirmed by who?

Panhandle Bob

October 12th, 2009
4:45 pm

i cant have a house for 25 millon and have to use the stairs, cause there is no elevator

Uncle Tom

October 12th, 2009
4:50 pm

Technically the house was already there. A subsequent remodel brought it to its present splendor/grandeur/whatever. Maybe the Pink Palace has some real competition now!

Neil

October 12th, 2009
5:14 pm

Darn, I only have $23 million, will he take an IOU? If not I am afraid I will have to pass.

Mike

October 12th, 2009
5:30 pm

Enter your comments here

Mike

October 12th, 2009
5:31 pm

Looks like he bit off more than he can chew – the house is bank owned.

GoldeeLocs

October 12th, 2009
5:45 pm

Man, the comments are hysterical!! What really sux is that Kim is flaunting the relationship around as if the man ain’t married. Neither of them are thinking about his wife, but guess what? What goes around, comes around & when it’s all said & done, they’ll pay the price for infidelity & meet that bitch called, Kharma!!!!!

Lou Lou

October 12th, 2009
6:16 pm

Kim was at the right place at the right time- when you have no self respect – you hide underneath your makeup, your wigs, your jewelry, your boobs, because you’ve become the person you think you are, but too bad she doesn’t know herself so she has to drop her morals for the love of money with the source being najjar who will realize when she is stripped down to the core of who she REALLY is he will say “WHY!” And wish he could be with the Mother of his children! Kim was an opportunist and he was an egoist. It makes for good television though! As for the house it lacks character… Too much opulence has no distinction… Got to hold back sometimes… Make people want more…not throw it in there faces!

Leah

October 12th, 2009
6:26 pm

If I were his wife Kim, the loser would be left BROKE.. The other Kim will “get her’s” in the end. Yea Kim, Karma is a bigger bitch than you.

ATLJenny

October 12th, 2009
8:55 pm

Lou Lou ad Leah couldn’t have said it better – wish you were my neighbors!
Kim, you have made a mockery of the concept of motherhood and self-respect. Time to shed your make-up, wigs, jewelry, etc……and do something right for a change. It’s never too late to turn your life around and set a good example for your girls. You seem to be a kind, yet struggling woman just trying to hold it all together for you and your girls. It’s time for you to take the wheel. Try to make things right….at least for Big Poppa’s sweet and loyal wife. Dump his almost broke-ass self and team up with the Mrs to take him down!!! Now, that would be a show (RHOA) worth tuning in for:-) Lee aint nothin but an Oompa-Loompa-George-Michael-lookin-needle-rod douchebag with NO good intentions in life. Go find yourself a respectful (unmarried) man who will love you for the good in your heart that we know you have.
Make us Atlantans proud and I’ll wave to you next time on Meadow Church:-)

Cynthia

October 12th, 2009
9:04 pm

This is the same guy who manipulated 3 sets of books at a local manufacturing company driving the plant out of business and putting hundreds of people out of work.

c

October 12th, 2009
10:00 pm

Eve

October 12th, 2009
11:04 pm

Leave the woman along, 1/2 of you are just jelous