The Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his wife, the supermodel Behati Prinsloo, have purchased a storied estate in the ever more crowded celebrity enclave of Montecito, CA.
The couple paid $22.7 million for the expansive compound, known as El Miraval, Variety reported.
The estate had been and off the market for years, and its asking price had never budged from $2reThe spread includes a total of nine bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms, in a series of buildings including a Spanish Revival main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a one-bedroom cottage, and an apartment over the detached, five-car garage.
The 12,000-square-foot main building features European-style interiors with wood beams and arched windows, and offers large living spaces built for grand entertaining.
The living room, with a fireplace and exposed beams, opens outside from French doors. Multiple al fresco options include a lovely loggia with a fireplace and seating, a picturesque terrace, patio, and garden.
A large kitchen contains a huge island, dark wood cabinets, and built-in storage shelves. The master bedroom features a fireplace, a balcony, and an en suite bathrooom with a separate tub. Other perks include a home theater and wine cellar.
In addition, the grounds include a tennis pavilion, pool, pool terrace, putting greens, and manicured lawns.
The listing also offers some renderings to suggest updates to the interiors—which could use a refresh. Suggestions include trendy light fixtures, a white palette, sleek furniture, and voilà!
Quite possibly, the longtime coach for “The Voice” will be tempted to put his signature stamp on the place.
The “Moves Like Jagger” singer does have some real estate moves of his own. After picking up a Beverly Hills mansion in 2018 for $34 million, and reportedly sinking $7 million into a remodel, he sold the updated estate to his fellow luxury real estate aficionado Ellen DeGeneres in 2019 for $45 million.
She and her wife, Portiade Rossi, then made some further changes, and recently listed the same home for $53.5 million. After a little more than two weeks on the open market, the property has already found a buyer.
Levine also owns a resortlike residence he purchased in an off-market deal in 2019 for $32 million from Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, after their divorce.
Eight-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley—son of the reggae legend Bob Marley—has another hit on his hands. He just purchased a lush 5.6-acre estate near Miami for $3.4 million.
The sale included two adjacent properties in Homestead, FL, that include a main house and two guesthouses. In total, the compound offers seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in about 9,873 square feet of living space.
The main house is light and spacious and features a tile roof, arched passageways, and an open floor plan. Built in 1981, it appears to have been recently updated, with a modern kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances, an island, and a wine refrigerator. The residence also includes a media room and a gym.
The premises include two pools, one covered and right off the main house, and the other, larger one in the open air, strategically placed at the center of the property and flanked by lounging areas.
The estate’s extensive outdoor features include a tennis court, a volleyball/basketball court, and equestrian facilities with an arena. There’s also a large flowing river, which leads to a koi pond, plus a separate four-car garage.
Located in the semitropical Redlands area of Homestead, the property includes tropical fruit trees. Neighboring properties also feature agriculture and giant greenhouses. Marley’s new digs could basically be self-contained—the kind of residence you really never have to leave.
Marley, 48, was born into a family of reggae royalty and is a prodigious singer/producer in his own right.
His eight Grammys were earned for his work on a range of family productions: as a producer on the albums of his younger brother, Damian Marley, as a member of his older brother’s group, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and on his own solo albums.
He currently creates music at his family’s private recording studio, Lion’s Den. His eldest son, Jo Mersa Marley, and his daughter, Mystic Marley, are following in the family’s reggae recording tradition. Stephen intends to go on an Acoustic Soul Tour in 2021.
Chad Carroll of Compass represented the sellers of the estate, and Shana Santalla of Lifestyle International Realty represented Marley.
It wasn’t enough for Rick Ross to own a Georgia mansion so grand that it was used for the royal palace of Zamunda in Eddie Murphy‘s “Coming 2 America.”
The Maybach Music impresario also wanted another place in Florida. So he acted fast on Amar’e Stoudemire’s South Florida estate, paying the $3.5 million asking price in cash, after it had been a mere four days on the market.
It was the fastest closing in the history of Landmark Ranch Estates, where Stoudemire’s six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 2.3-acre spread is located.
Ross knows a bargain when he sees it. The $3.5 million list price was actually $200,000 less than the $3.7 million Stoudemire paid for the Southwest Ranches, FL, estate in 2011.
And it wasn’t as if Stoudemire left the place untouched. The former NBA All-Star made a series of fancy upgrades, including a hidden movie theater, a lounge with a lavish bar and pool table, a nine-car garage, and a luxurious main suite.
But as grand as Stoudemire’s former estate is—with coffered ceilings and an abundance of crystal chandeliers, in 8,675 square feet of living space—it doesn’t quite compare to Ross’ 235-acre spread in Fayetteville, GA.
Built by the boxing legend Evander Holyfield in 1994, it’s the largest private residence in the entire state, with 45,000 square feet of living space. It also boasts one of the largest swimming pools in the United States, able to contain over 350,000 gallons of water.
It’s a fitting palace for rap royalty—and Zamundan royalty as well. Which is why the producers of “Coming 2 America” were attracted to Ross’ 109-room, 12-bedroom, 21-bathroom mansion.
Ross, meanwhile, wasn’t shy about charging them for their interest. In an Instagram Live post, he revealed that dozens of people wanted to see his estate multiple times, so he made them pay for the privilege. After all, giving tours to that many people is a bit of a hassle.
It seems the producers were so impressed by the place they chose to use five rooms, including the grand foyer (seen quite a few times in the film), the dining room that seats up to 100 guests, two other lavish rooms with 18-foot ceilings, and Ross’ own bedroom.
Of course, set designers had their way with the rooms, adding blue tones and gold leaf to rooms that had been primarily in a pristine designer white.
Ross is reported to have liked the new decor so much he kept it that way—in particular the wallpaper in the living room, and the new table they built specially for the banquet scenes, which seated up to 60 diners.
Other interiors and exteriors were shot on sets in large studios.
Ross, 45, is a rapper and founder of the record label Maybach Music Group. He released his first his studio album, “Port of Miami,” in 2006, and followed it up with huge hits, like “Teflon Don” and “Mastermind.” He’s set to release his 11th album, appropriately titled “Richer Than I’ve Ever Been,” sometime this year.
Kim Knausz of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty represented Stoudemire in the most recent real estate deal, while Ross was represented by his sister, Tawanda Roberts with Florida Realty of Miami.
Doja Cat is moooving into a new home. The pop star just purchased a stylish, midcentury modern abode in Beverly Hills, Variety reported.
The 25-year-old phenom paid $2,185,000 last month for her purr-fect pad.
Built in 1960 and renovated over the decades, the home initially came on the market in 2018, with an asking price of $2.8 million. But the home sat on the market for years and the price continued to drop, until a last discount to $2,225,000 million last fall.
That price appeared to be in the right range for the singer, who pounced on the place.
The four-bedroom gem measures 2,404 square feet and is set in the hills between two parks.
Concrete stairs lead up to the double-door entry and decorative designs on the exterior. A private drive with a wood-clad garage leads to the front of the house, which is perched on a hill. Surrounded by thick landscaping, the greenery provides plenty of privacy.
Noted for its “bohemian chic” mixing of modern and traditional elements, the open plan features soaring ceilings, polished porcelain floors, and a concrete fireplace.
The snazzy kitchen with high-end appliances includes contrasting white and dark oak cabinets, white quartz counters, and a mod curved island with seating. The kitchen looks out to dining area with walls of glass. The floor plan also includes a wine cellar and laundry in the garage.
Upstairs, the master suite includes a walk-in closet, dressing area with built-in shelves, and spalike bathroom with dual vanities and Japanese cement soaking tub. A balcony over looks the stylish backyard.
Outside, the compact outdoor space offers various sitting areas and a long, curving swimming pool.
Born and raised in L.A., the rapper Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, who is known professionally as Doja Cat, sprang to internet fame with her quirky video “Mooo.”
Her album “Hot Pink” climbed to the Top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200. And her single “Say So” topped the Billboard Hot 100. She has collaborated with superstars Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion, and received three Grammy Award nominations. Now, Doja Cat can curl up in her new pad.
Monica Barragan with Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented the seller. Angel Salvador of The Agency represented the buyer.
After two years and multiple price cuts, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale appears to be close to selling his rock star home. The Lake Tahoe-area getaway is in contingent status, and was last priced at a heavily discounted $6.8 million.
The longtime resident of Incline Village, NV, purchased the property in 1988 for $923,077, according to realtor.com® records, and added plenty of rockin’ touches.
As we reported, the musician initially listed the home in 2019 for $9.85 million. But a year later, with no takers, Coverdale significantly cut the price to $7.65 million. Months later, the price dropped again, to $7.2 million. Last month, the Whitesnake frontman was singing a new tune, and the price on the gated estate was $6.8 million.
David Coverdale’s home (realtor.com)
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That price tag of under $7 million seems to have finally attracted a buyer. Even with the discount, Coverdale stands to pocket a hefty profit on his longtime home.
Of course, the world has drastically changed in the last two years. Perhaps the value of privacy, space, and entertainment options under one roof found new appeal.
“Everything you need to shelter in place,” the listing reads, noting that the property spans over 1 acre and is bordered by Forest Service land, “with few neighbors.”
The home was built in 1988, and its layout of more than 9,000 square feet includes four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and walls of glass.
Multiple decks wrapping around the home offer plenty of indoor-outdoor space to spread out. The idyllic grounds include sundecks, tranquil hideaways, and an outdoor grotto with a waterfall.
The rock star touches are eye-catching. An indoor pool is part of the wellness center in the home, which also boasts a sauna, steam, and a spa salon.
The rocker’s lounge features memorabilia, animal-print furniture, and built-in shelves for housing a music and book collection. A home theater sports similar decor.
The master bedroom is a sublime space, with walls of glass, views, and a hot tub.
For a family that likes to hang out at home, the layout features a master suite on the entry level, as well as flexible space for guest suites or offices with bathrooms on the middle floor. Media and entertainment rooms are on the lower level.
The double-height great room features walls of glass and a fireplace, and adjoins a formal dining area. The dual-island kitchen features a breakfast bar and granite and marble counters.
Along with the rocker lounge, the home includes a bar, library, home theater, and an outdoor lounge area featuring a fire pit and grotto.
Known as the lead singer for Deep Purple, the English-born musician, who is 69, went on to found the band Whitesnake in 1978. Whitesnake is best-known for its chart-topping power ballad “Here I Go Again.” In 2016, the musician was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple.
Kerry Donovan, Megan Parr Warren, and Debbie Hansen with Donovan Group Luxury with Chase International- Incline Village held the listing.
Bret Michaels, the frontman for Poison and a reality TV regular, is rocking a sale of his Scottsdale, AZ, mansion. The property has found a buyer and is currently in contingent sale status. It hit the market last November for $3,299,000—and the price never budged.
The musician purchased the place in 2006 for $2.2 million. The home—a showcase of the rock star’s intriguing tastes—was featured on a 2008 episode of “MTV Cribs.”
The sprawling spread on 5 acres is described in the listing as a “playground,” and is tricked out with “resort-like features” including sand volleyball, a basketball court, a large pool with a waterfall and slide, and a private dirt-bike trail. For families with young children or grandchildren, the yard includes a play structure and trampoline.
Bret Michaels’ Scottsdale property (realtor.com)
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The interior offers just as many amenities, and includes a main house and a guesthouse, for a combined 7,400 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
As the listing notes, the home has “rooms to retire and rooms to rock.”
The property is offered furnished, making move-in a breeze.
You can get catch a glimpse of life à la Michaels on his social media. The singer recently posted a photo from his backyard.
He’s also posted videos from his office, like this one, offering his support to victims of the winter storm in Texas.
You enter into the “Cabo-style” resort home via an arched doorway. Built in 1994, the home features tile and hardwood flooring, exposed beam ceilings, and a living room decorated with guitars and a sign that reads, “It’s Only Rock and Roll, Baby.”
That same sentiment has been spotted in another of Michaels’ homes, in Calabasas, CA. Perhaps it’s his trademark design or a prized possession.
A formal dining room includes a built-in sideboard. The kitchen features a large island, multiple ovens,and a walk-in pantry.
The office includes built-in bookshelves, and currently displays the owner’s music industry memorabilia, along with more guitars, which grace many of the rooms in the house.
A family room includes built-ins and a fireplace, and access outside. Meanwhile, the master bedroom comes with a sitting area, sliding glass doors, and a bathroom with double sinks and a separate tub and shower.
Other perks include a gym, and outdoor space with room for a pool table and a lounge area. Lush landscaping and fountains surround the patio and pool. The gated property also includes a four-car garage.
Michaels’ metal band, Poison, whose heyday was the mid-’80s to mid-’90s, sold well over 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone.
More recently, the musician has become a reality TV star, known for shows such as “Rock of Love” and “Celebrity Apprentice 3.” He also competed as the Banana on the third season of “The Masked Singer.” He finished in seventh place.
Michaels, 57, has experience rockin’ in the real estate arena. In the past, he’s developed and sold upscale homes in California communities both in Calabasas and Westlake Village.
Apparently, he’s not leaving the desert and is on to his next project in Scottsdale, Mansion Global reports.
Bob Nathan with Engel & Voelkers Scottsdale holds the listing.
The rock star Gene Simmons is singing a farewell tune to his Hollywood Hills home. The legendary KISS frontman is hoping a buyer will pucker up with a purchase of his rocking abode for $2.2 million.
Simons, 70, bought the split-level home built in 1968 for $1.45 million in 2013.
The secluded structure on a gated private road set atop Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon features walls of glass and panoramic views that span the downtown L.A. skyline, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Santa Monica Mountains, and out to the Pacific Ocean.
But for fans of the band, don’t expect traces of the family jewels.
“There’s nothing custom to Gene in the house except his amazing presence,” says the listing agent, Lisa Young with Compass.
The light and airy floor plan features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,345 square feet. You may see doubles in this home. The split-level layout includes two living areas, as well as two kitchens, which have been “tastefully updated,” along with the bathrooms.
Both kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances, white cabinetry, and Carrara marble counters. Adjacent to each is a dining table and living space that looks out to the decks and glorious views beyond.
Other interior details include high ceilings with recessed lighting, light wood floors, and sliding glass doors.
Young notes that the rockstar’s home is perfect for the creative set.
“The house is great for entertainment industry people, from musicians, actors, writers,” she says, thanks to the “privacy, high ceilings, matchless views, and unique floor plan. It’s truly inspiring.”
The three-level home features decks on every floor, with the living areas opening outside. The spacious decks allow room for outdoor dining and lounging while taking in the views.
The bedrooms also feature glass doors that open outside.Of the four, one larger bedroom has an additional built-in reading nook and bookshelves.
Young notes that Simmons is selling because he’s “actively investing in other areas.”
He and his wife, Shannon Tweed, still own their long-time mansion in Beverly Hills, the setting for the Simmons family’s reality TV show, “The Family Jewels.” That European-style estate includes 10 bathrooms, a tennis court, and a pool.
Lisa Young and Kennon Earl, both of Compass, hold the listing.
The pop singer Katy Perry and the actor Orlando Bloom have found a place to settle down together. The A-list couple plunked down $14.2 million for a jaw-dropping, oceanview estate in the seaside town of Montecito, CA, according to Variety.
Although the couple purchased the home last fall, they’ve spent the last five months moving in to their new coastal retreat, possibly adding their own custom touches, the New York Post notes. The home seems to have been impeccably maintained, but no doubt they preferred to update the interiors to their taste.
The property initially appeared on the market in 2019, for almost $20 million, and then slowly came down in price until it landed at $16.25 million last June. Perry and Bloom managed to score an even better deal with their offer.
The spread is a perfect place to enjoy family time. The two welcomed a daughter last summer, and the “California Gurl” is a Santa Barbara native who appears to be returning to her roots.
The area is popular with celebrities, such as Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, and even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The couple apparently bought the home from the former CEO of Chrysler, C. Robert Kidder. He and his wife, Mary, held the property for over two decades, according to Variety.
Set on 9 acres, the circa 1928 build includes six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Originally designed by the Santa Barbara architects Edwards & Plunkett, it was notably renovated by Lutah Maria Riggs.
Riggs was the first woman to become a licensed architect in Santa Barbara, and the first woman in California to be named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Spanning four parcels, the spread maintains “much of the same spirit as it did when it was conceived,” according to the listing. The locale affords both ocean and mountain views. A long, oak-lined drive leads to the main residence.
The three-story Mediterranean villa opens up to the main level, with a living room, formal dining room, and open kitchen and breakfast room, which leads to an outdoor dining space. The cooking area includes a large island and butler’s pantry.
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Other rooms include a glassed-in sunroom and a family room, and a lower level leads to a wood-paneled office and conference room. On the top level, you’ll find the bedrooms, including the massive master suite, with sitting area, fireplace, dual baths, walk-in closet, dressing room, and a private balcony.
The layout offers access to multiple terraces that look out to the grassy lawns and grounds.
On its expansive acreage, the property also includes a guesthouse, detached office, pool, cabana, and tennis court.
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The couple both maintain ties with nearby Los Angeles. In fact, Perry has bought and sold multiple properties in the area—and even attempted to purchase a monastery.
The singer currently owns a harmonious $18 million Beverly Hills residence that she picked up in 2017 in an off-market deal. In a style described as “Hamptons modern,” the ultra-private, gated estate features five bedrooms, walls of glass, and woodsy acreage.
And the “Firework” singer has been attempting to light up the market with a home that she used as a guesthouse adjacent to her main house.
That place, completely suitable as most people’s idea of a primary residence, is still available for $7.85 million. She bought it in 2018 for $7.4 million.
The 4,400-square-foot space includes four bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a living room with fireplace, and a formal dining room. The spaces lead out to terraces, a garden and pool. The master suite is upstairs, with a separate bedroom wing that includes an office and a gym.
Bloom, known for his role as Legolas in the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” movies, has also been releasing real estate. The English actor’s renovated bachelor pad, which he offered for $9 million in 2019, is currently off market, after its price was chopped to $8 million last year. The single-level contemporary features walls of glass, ipe-wood decking, and an infinity-edge pool.
Nelly is ready to take off from his abandoned Missouri digs. The hip-hop star has placed an unfinished remodel in Wildwood, MO, on the market for $599,000.
This is a precipitous drop from the listed price of $2.5 million in 2002, when the home was last on the market.
The St. Louis native reportedly snapped up the property, billed as “Tuscan-style architecture,” as an investment opportunity. Sarah Tadlock of Keller Williams is now the listing agent.
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Unfortunately, the Grammy winner has less than a winning touch with this real estate.
Apparently, the plan a couple of decades ago was for Nelly to buy the place and then flip it with a “contractor friend,” TMZ noted. And although some work appears to have begun, the project now looks as if it was abandoned long ago.
Two decades later, the home has fallen into a state of disrepair. For buyers who know their way around a rehab, the home is a deal.
Just be sure to add in a (hefty) budget for renovations, and plan to flip the finished product, or move in.
“It’s quite a home. It’s pretty spectacular,” says Coco Bloomfield, a local real estate agent with Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty—who isn’t affiliated with the listing.
Bloomfield did walk through the property recently with a potential buyer. She notes that some of the renovations that were begun—some modest kitchen finishes, for example—didn’t match the upscale style of the home.
She estimates the cost of improvements to bring the place back to a livable condition at around $500,000, but adds that the figure could easily soar to $1 million, depending on how high-end a renovation the buyer opts for.
The work needed includes updating and possibly expanding the kitchen, gutting the bathrooms, adding flooring, and fixing up the pool.
“You would have quite a property when you are done,” Bloomfield says. “The views are unbelievable. You could well make back the money on the property, if you want to go through the hassle of renovation.”
She notes that the listing already has multiple offers, and she believes the home is likely to sell for well over its asking price.
Wildwood currently has 228 homes for sale, with a median list price of $500,000.
Local prices ramp up with larger amounts of land and bigger houses. For example, a nearby 7,500-square-foot home from 2016, with a 3-acre “backyard oasis,” is listed for $1.95 million and in pending sale status.
The palatial estate offers six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, on nearly 11,000 square feet. Described as an “amazing investment opportunity” in the listing, the mansion, which was built in 1998, is said to feature “some of the best views in Missouri.”
The high-ceiling, large-volume rooms open with a two-story entrance. Details include dramatic vaulted ceilings, columns, and walls of glass to take in the views of the Meramec River valley.
The floor plan is said to offer a great room, separate dining room, breakfast room, media room, game room, library, fireplaces, and multiple balconies. In many places, the unfinished space is waiting for flooring to be installed.
Outside, the 12 acres of land include a basketball court, pool, hot tub, and three-car garage. The grounds and water features, however, will need serious rehab before the next pool party. A partially demolished wall also needs to be addressed in the backyard.
The home is minutes from the Hidden Valley Sky Resort in Eureka, the listing notes, and about 30 miles from St. Louis.
The home last made headlines in 2009, when it was reportedly burglarized, and some video games and electronics were stolen. Nelly wasn’t there at the time.
Nelly’s previous abode in St. Louis, a lakefront, ranch-style home, was featured on a 2002 episode of “MTV Cribs” and showed off its motor court filled with luxury cars. The rapper reportedly sold the pad, which had four bedrooms and a boat dock, in 2010.
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As for the “Hot in Herre” rapper, he and his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, have decamped to the celebrity enclave of Calabasas, CA, where they are leasing a home.
The longtime couple posted a New Year’s shot on Instagram.
The mansion they are living in, in the gated community of Mountain View Estates, offers six bedrooms on 6,158 square feet.
From the formal entry, the expanse includes a living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen. A family room features a wet bar and fireplace. The master suite features a fireplace, double closets, double bathrooms, and a large balcony.
The outdoor space offers outdoor cooking and dining areas, a pool and spa, sport court, and putting green. Best of all? No home improvement projects are required.
Nelly, whose given name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., debuted his album “Country Grammar” in 2000. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard. The two-time Grammy winner’s chart-topping songs have made him one of the best-selling rap artists.
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A harmonious waterfront estate located in Lloyd Harbor, NY, once owned by the singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, has come on the market. Totally renovated and never lived in by its current owner, who is moving out of state, the Long Island mansion is now available for $12.9 million.
Gibb died in 2012, but the home has an illustrious history. Designed in 1926 by the architect Bertram G. Goodhue, the residence was built as a wedding gift from Arthur H. Fleming for his daughter, Marjorie. The Flemings were friends of Albert Einstein, who was apparently a frequent guest at the home.
Robin Gibb’s former estate ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Private dock ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Gibb was only the fourth owner of the house and owned the place in the 1970s and 1980s. He sold the property in 1983, according to the co-listing agent, Bonnie Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.She and Lauryn Koke, also of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, hold the listing.
“It was all contemporary inside,” Williamson recalls, when Gibb lived there, with all-gray interiors. “He liked the privacy and the quiet of it.”
She notes that up one flight of stairs, Gibb chose to place his piano in an open room with a fireplace, on the landing.
“I guess he liked the acoustics there,” she says.
The sonic qualities are not the only thing to like in the house. It’s no longer gray, and has been restored to highlight some of its period features, such as coffered ceilings and mahogany wood paneling, while also adding “up-to-the-minute amenities,” Williamson says.
The updates include the geothermal heating and gas inserts in most of the fireplaces, the new or updated bathrooms, and new electrical and plumbing.
The massive, 16,000-square-foot property last sold in 2011 for $7.78 million, and the current owner has undertaken a major renovation. Overlooking Oyster Bay, the retreat features seven bedrooms and 10 fireplaces.
Highlights include 500 feet of private beachfront, as well as a deepwater dock, a prized possession in an area that has placed a hold on new dock construction, Williamson says. The seawall has also been recently rebuilt.
You approach the home from a circular drive, and the property features a renovated one-bedroom guest cottage, for staff or visitors. The main entrance features marble floors and a beamed ceiling with a powder room and cloakroom for guests.
Luxe rooms include a wood-paneled library with a hidden bar, a living room, formal dining room, as well as a garden room with exposed brick walls, walls of windows, a hot tub, and gardens. The pool is just outside the French doors.
The new kitchen comes with high-end appliances and looks out to a breakfast room with a wall of windows. A second-floor family room includes another kitchen, as well as two terraces. Bedrooms, including the master suite, make up the second and third floors.
The acreage includes a greenhouse, lawns, trees, a private beach, and private road. Wood stairs and a funicular access the water, and an elevator connects all three levels of the estate.
Williamson notes that the listing has already been shown to celebrities, and that its proportions and privacy could well hit the right note with a high-profile buyer.
“You have the charm of 1920s nostalgia, but you have all the modern amenities,” Williamson says. “The house itself is just a very unique, wonderful home.”
Gibb, with his brothers Barry and Maurice, made up the Bee Gees. With its disco hits like “Stayin’ Alive” and its more than 200 million records sold worldwide, the chart-topping group is one of the most popular pop bands of all time.
Video provided by Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
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