Stunning LA mansion that was once home to Elizabeth Taylor and Prince is now up for sale for $30M
Prince painted the house in purple stripes in 2005, after he leased it out from NBA star Carlos Boozer
A spectacular Southern California tennis estate, that once was the residence of Prince and Elizabeth Taylor has been now put up for sale.
The house is really famous for its exterior, as in 2005, Hollywood superstar Prince painted the house in purple stripes, which back then was the home of NBA star Carlos Boozer.
The house, which is now priced at $29.995 approximately 30 million, still stands elegant as it did when Prince there to live after Boozer rented it out to him. Although, Elizabeth Taylor lived there decades ago. The house was built by contractor Hal B in 1953 on the cusp of old Hollywood and new.
Boozer, who hails from Alaska, bought the home in 2004 when he signed with Utah Jazz for a very hefty price. He'd desired to own a home in the sun and invested heavily in rich aesthetic and expensive furnishing for the home. Prince, who he idolized later offered him $95,000 per month for a year-long lease and moved in soon after.
Months later, when Boozer returned to LA after a game, he discovered that Prince had entirely refurbished his house. His beautiful furniture had been replaced with Prince's darker tones of black and purple. The weights room, where Boozer would often head to work out had been turned into an in-house club, with a make-shift dance floor and even a DJ booth. The bedrooms had been turned into a hair salon and massage parlor.
Boozer was enraged at the changes made to the house in his absence and he even threatened to sue Prince, but Prince soon restored the house to its former glory. Boozer and Prince remained best friends until the latter's death in 2016.
Today, the mansion is on an estate that consists of the main house which is approximately 15,101 square feet and a remarkable English Tudor home of 3,300 square feet, along with two extra strips of land, which comprises a total 2.15 acres.
The main house is no short of a palace and houses ten bedrooms, thirteen baths, a ballroom, wine room, large terraces that have a great view of the city underlining the ocean, a rooftop tennis court, indoor gym with a sports court, and a pool with a stone grotto, a facsimile of the Playboy Mansion.
The extravagant home was evidently designed for entertaining and has seen many grand parties in its lifetime, which also include some personal concerts hosted by Prince for his friends.
The luxurious home is now looking for a new owner. Known to be among LA's most significant home, the mansion has a rich history of celebrity residents, and is available for $29.995 approximately 30 million, or for the lease of the main mansion at $80,000 per month. The estate is brokered by The Oppenheim Group, West Hollywood.
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