Saturday, 24 March 2012
Michael Jackson's mansion on sale for $23.9 million
The plush Los Angeles mansion where Michael Jackson died is on sale for $23.9 million, and a major celebrity is interested in buying it.
The 7-bedroom, 13-bathroom property, described as the centrepiece of an “elegant and sophisticated French chateau estate,” includes its own movie theater, a gym and a pool.
“The estate… offers a glamorous theater for screenings in a grand style, a magnificent wine cellar and tasting room, elevator, a spacious spa with gym, and an elegant guesthouse,” as well as an “expansive pool and gardens.”
The house, built in 2002 in the Holmby Hills district west of Los Angeles, includes more than 17,000 square feet of living space with 12 working fireplaces, and is set in a “lush and mature landscape” of some 1.26 acres.
TMZ reported that the property went on sale on Monday, and said a “major celebrity” is set to visit it on Thursday.
Realtor Mauricio Umansky, head of The Agency in Beverly Hills, will only show the property to serious buyers who have pre-qualified, meaning they have the money to buy it.
The contents of the home, which Jackson rented, were sold at auction in December, although the bed and headboard were not included in items for sale, at the request of the Jackson family.