There’s a lot of buzz lately about the sale of Martin Lawrence’s $8.5 million dollar estate in Purcellville, Virginia. The first question most people ask is “Where is it?”
The home, located at 19290 Telegraph Springs Road is just 4.1 miles due south of downtown Purcellville.
The sprawling 116 acre property is well off the road, secluded by trees and water.
The next most common question I hear is, “Who is Martin Lawrence?” To those of us of a certain age, the question seems almost disrespectful. Martin wasn’t quite Bill Cosby or Eddie Murphy, but he was close. His net worth was estimated at $110 million in 2015 and at the height of his career, he was getting $10 million for starring roles in film.
In the early 1990s, Martin Lawrence was a big star. His self-titled show Martin was must-watch TV on Thursday nights on Fox television. Lawrence went on to star in a few big box office hits, including Big Momma’s House, Bad Boys, Life, National Security and Blue Streak. For a more complete review of the ups and downs of Martin’s career, check out this 5 minute video from Looper:
Finally, most people want to know what $8,500,000 will buy you in Purcellville, Virginia. Well, quite a bit. The estate is situated on nearly 120 very private acres. The property features two lakes and there is a large dock.
There are 5 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 3 half baths. The kitchen is spacious, airy and bright.
There’s a massive wet bar for entertaining.
There’s a huge gym and workout room.
An indoor pool.
Full court basketball.
Plenty of room for haberdashery.
And of course, a private bowling alley.
So far, I’ve heard no rumors whatsoever about interest in the property. Some have described the interior as dated. That being said, the estate clearly features world class amenities. Such a large, private home on beautiful acreage so close the Washington Dulles Airport seems likely to find a buyer in time. To view the full MRIS listing, click here.
In the meantime, we wish the all the best to beloved funny-man Martin, and hope that he enjoyed the time he spent with us here in Purcellville. We loved Martin because he was real. From his earliest days as the host of Def Comedy Jam you could tell that Martin earned his success with hard work. But despite the talent and the effort, Martin seemed like a real person, genuine and humble, exposed and open.