In a landmark real estate transaction, Buckhead real estate broker Ben Hirsh has sold 3391 Tuxedo Road in Atlanta for $19.8 million. The all-cash purchase closed on March 12, 2024 in a private transaction in which Hirsh represented the seller. Harvin Greene with Dorsey Alston Realtors represented the buyer. This off-market deal more than doubles the highest sale of 2023, also brokered by Hirsh, and sets the record as the highest recorded home sale price in Atlanta history. The prior two record holders were Tyler Perry’s home on Paces Ferry Road, selling for $17.5 million in 2016, and a home on Valley Road which sold for $18.1 million in 2021.

What Makes The Home Special, And The team Behind It 

As you might imagine, Atlanta’s most distinguished home to ever sell is unique to the market. It has been described as Scandinavian in style with a Japanese vibe in its flow – uncluttered and refined. One prime example is the sculptural central staircase that connects the three levels of the 17,000 square foot home. Here, an 18th-century Japanese charring technique called Shou Sugi Ban was used to finish the wood cladding of the monolithic wall on which the crisp right angles of the white oak stair treads appear to float in pleasing contrast. In a home that is a showcase for art, this effect is one of the greatest pieces.

The sellers designed the home in close collaboration with local design/build firm Siegel Construction and Design and Norwood Architects. When reached for comment, the firm’s principal designer Kathy Siegel said, “It was the third collaboration between this client and our firm. It was a fantastic partnership and resulted in a home that is truly deserving of the value it has achieved.”

Interior designer, Sherry Shirah, from New Orleans made each room inviting and comfortable, not an easy feat in a space that is focused on minimalism. Sherry introduced texture in the form of antique rugs layered on top of each other, and exceptional custom furniture pieces that she had built for the space

Jackson Fine Art assisted in curating an extensive fine art photography collection for the home. Owner and curator Anna Walker Skillman commented “The art collection becomes an integral part of a home when curated and placed correctly.”  So integral, in fact, that much of that collection is going to stay.

The 3+ acres of land that surround the home were landscaped by garden designer Thibault Devillard of Terre Gardens. This was the third home Devillard has worked on with the sellers and he handled the landscaping, outdoor lighting and maintenance.

Ben Hirsh, who has brokered multiple purchases and sales for the client, originally brought the property to them with a vision for what could be done with it. “The couple who sold the home defined a one-of-a-kind vision for this property. Like them, I love the creative process and land development,” said Hirsh. “It is especially gratifying to be part of this process from original concept to a successful close. The family who purchased this home cherished it from the moment they entered and they will be very happy there.”

Hirsh Exceeds $1 Billion in Career Sales While Setting All-Time Atlanta Record 

Ben Hirsh (center), with Michelle Legan, Operations Director and Rob Knight, Creative Director

This record-setting sale marked multiple milestones for Buckhead Realtor Ben Hirsh. “Before this sale, my career sales volume was $995 million. It was exciting to set the record for a home sale, while at the same time surpassing the $1 billion mark in homes I have personally sold.” The secret to this incredible success? “There is no secret and no shortcut,” says Hirsh. “Just last month, I celebrated 20 years in the business. What may look like luck at first glance is really 20 years of very hard work, a focused plan, continuous improvement, and significant resources invested in what I believe are the most effective marketing strategies that have ever been implemented in our industry. I am also blessed to be supported by two incredibly gifted professionals: Michelle Legan, my Operations Director of 13 years, and Rob Knight, my Creative Director.”

While Ben is once again the top individual real estate agent in Atlanta based on 2023 sales volume of over $135 million, his achievements are not just in sales volume. “I get incredible satisfaction from really listening to and serving my clients,” said Ben. “These larger than life sales get most of the attention, but I consider myself an expert on all Buckhead real estate, not just the super high end. I treat each of my clients with the respect, dedication and expertise that they deserve and, ultimately, that creates relationships that grow and last for decades. Those relationships are my measure of success.”