Bill Murray’s Hollywood mansion in the horror-comedy movie Zombieland is on the market for $19.9 million. It’s not really Bill Murray’s house, of course, and it’s not really in Hollywood–it sits on over 2 acres in Atlanta, Georgia.
A little birdie who lives in that area tells me it belongs to “Big Poppa,” the former (married) boyfriend of Kim Zolciak from “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” His identity was kept secret on the show (hence his nickname), but he’s real estate developer Lee Najjar.
Did you see the movie? Zombies have taken over and a guy named Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg, now playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network) is trying to get home to Ohio. He joins forces with a group of quirky characters played by Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, as they fight for survival.
When they reach Hollywood, they dodge zombies and use a map of stars’ homes to find Bill Murray’s residence. They decide to crash it and hide out there for awhile (they think everyone in the world has been zombified or killed but them).
They actually filmed this part of the movie on location, in the mansion in Atlanta.
The staircase as it looks in the listing:
I’ve gotten a lot of requests to see photos of the kitchen from this movie:
Luckily for those of you who wanted a closer look, there are several photos of it in the listing from different angles:
A few other rooms from the listing:
There are some pretty amazing ceilings throughout the house:
A scene or two takes place in this dining room:
The house has 9 bedrooms and a whopping 13 baths.
This was Bill Murray’s Bedroom in the movie where, unbeknownst to them, he’s sleeping (and not dead):
Turns out Murray has survived by disguising himself as a zombie–he’s counting on them not to attack their own kind. And so far, it’s worked.
Wichita (Emma Stone) tells Murray he looks like Eddie Van Halen in the wig.
“I just saw Eddie Van Halen at the Hollywood Bowl,” Bill says.
“How is he?” Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) asks.
Bill shrugs. “He’s a zombie.”
When Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) admits she has never heard of Bill Murray, Columbus (Eisenberg) takes her to the home theater to watch Ghostbusters:
Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray reenact a scene from the movie:
The movie definitely had some laugh-out-loud moments. Like when Murray decides to scare Columbus by making him think he’s a zombie, but Columbus takes it so seriously he shoots him in the chest.
As he takes his final, gasping breaths, they ask, “Do you have any regrets?” Murray shrugs and says, “Maybe Garfield.”
The outside spaces like the terraces and the pool are my favorite things about the house. It would be hard not to feel like royalty lounging here, wouldn’t it?
You can read more about this property’s history and its owner at AJC.
If zombies took over the world, which celebrity’s house would you hide out in? I wouldn’t mind living on Reese’s ranch in Ojai. And maybe I’d make Tony Shalhoub’s Martha’s Vineyard cottage my vacation home…
You can see more photos and information on Trulia. (Thanks to Kelley and Morgan for helping with this one!)