"Mansion Madam" Home Is Up For Sale

Former Penthouse Pet Lisa Ann Taylor, shown here at a hearing on Jan. 17, 2007 on accusations she ran a prostitution ring from her home in Duluth, Georgia. AP Graphics Bank

A former Penthouse Pet who had been accused of running a brothel out of her million-dollar home has put the mansion up for sale.

Lisa Ann Taylor has put the white-columned mansion, which sits on a golf course in one of suburban Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods, up for sale for $1.2 million.

Taylor, who uses the stage name Melissa Wolf, was arrested along with another woman in January 2007 on prostitution and drug charges.

Authorities were tipped off to a Web site showing Taylor sprawled topless on an ottoman and advertising services ranging from $300 one-hour photo shoots to "dream dates" that included a one-hour show.

Prosecutors said that among the services offered was sex with Taylor and other women for an entire weekend for $10,000.

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After her arrest, Taylor went on a whirlwind exotic dancing tour to raise funds for her legal defense.

As part of a plea deal, Taylor was sentenced to seven years probation and fined $150,000. If the fine isn't paid before Oct. 10, Gwinnett County can seize her home.

But the so-called "Mansion Madam" said that outcome is not likely.

"It's a good thing I put all that money away all those years ago," Taylor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Tuesday's edition.

Taylor owns several other properties, including a house in Canada and a condominium worth more than $400,000, she said.

Taylor built the home in the 1990's for about $500,000. It was assessed at more than $1 million last year by Gwinnett County tax assessors. Darrell Bacon, Taylor's real estate agent, described her home as "an entertainer's paradise."

  • Judy Rosen

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