Big Momma’s House has hit the market.
Well, not exactly. But the film’s star — Hollywood comedian and actor Martin Lawrence — has listed his Loudoun County mansion for $8.5 million.
The Purcellville house has 23,816 square feet of finished space on 116 acres. Two lakes, one with a dock, flank the home on both sides, while trees enclose the property along the edge between them.
The wood-exterior home at 19290 Telegraph Springs Road was built in 1980 and renovated in 2004. It has five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three half-baths.
Sure, it has shiny hardwood floors, granite countertops in the kitchen, a master bedroom with walk-in closets and 9-foot ceilings throughout the space. But there’s more that could catch a buyer’s attention.
Maybe it’s the basketball court and bowling alley. Maybe it’s the indoor pool and hot tub. Or maybe it’s the sheer size of the estate, with views for miles in every direction.
The house also has a home theater with leather recliners, gym with machines and equipment, four fireplaces and four garage spaces.
Peter Pejacsevich of Middleburg Real Estate/Atoka Properties is the listing agent.
The Purcellville farm isn’t Lawrence’s only property; he lives full-time in Los Angeles. But the comedian and actor — known for TV sitcom “Martin” and movies “House Party,” “Big Momma’s House” and others — has strong local ties. He spent time in Maryland during his childhood, attending schools in Landover and Greenbelt. And in 2005, Lawrence bought this house for $1.25 million, according to Loudoun County public records.