Bernard “Bernie” Marcus, the billionaire founder and former CEO of Home Depot decided to sell his Sandy Springs mansion. Bernie and his wife Billi are asking $3.2 million for the stucco home nestled near the Chattahoochee River on Wildercliff Drive. The 10,314-square-foot mansion sits on 3 acres and features five-bedroom and eight-bathroom. The two-story home also comes with a guest house, staff quarters and caretaker house. Stunning property also boasts indoor pool, fitness center, wine cellar, workshop and two offices.
According to real estate agent Betsy Akers of Atlanta Fine Homes, the Marcuses have been the only occupants since the custom home was built on property they purchased in 1985 for $260,000. “Everything in the home is state of the art,” Akers said. Built in 1987 per the Fulton County tax assessor’s records, the valuation of this home alone is $2.4 million whereas the evaluation of the land is at $784,400.
Bernard Marcus (born 1929 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pharmacist and retail entrepreneur. He co-founded Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer and was the company’s first CEO; he served as Chairman of the Board until retiring in 2002. His company revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept. He has also been an active philanthropist. His Net Worth is $2.3 Billion.
A centerpiece of Marcus’ desire to give back to the community is Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. This $290 million dollar attraction is dedicated to the people of Georgia and the associates, customers and shareholders of The Home Depot. With a total of 550,000 square feet and eight million gallons of water, it is the largest aquarium in the world and houses more than 100,000 animals from 500 species.