Live like a superstar in Madonna’s former Beverly Hills mansion, with its sparkling new renovations, listed at $35 million.
Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency, Beverly Hills, also known for his role on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” alongside his wife, Kyle Richards, is the listing agent.
Madonna bought it in 2003 for $12 million, when she married Guy Ritchie, and listed it for sale in 2012 for $28 million, selling it in 2013 for $19.5 million. Since then, it has been transformed into one of Beverly Hills’ best homes.
Beverly Hills has been the prime address of top celebrities since the 1920s, when Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford remodeled a former hunting lodge into a 25-room mansion, with tennis courts, swimming pool and horse stables. Much of Hollywood soon followed in order to rub elbows with their peers behind their security gates and lush vegetation, and wave hello when passing each other on the pretty, winding residential streets.
Their great escapes are tropical and very private, with views above the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to avoid a long commute to the sound stages. The beauty of the neighborhood and its mansions has been captured as the background for popular films throughout the years. Many of the world’s biggest stars and industry celebrities reside there, or at least, maintain second homes, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves, Simon Cowell, Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Lawrence and a plethora of others.
With its prime location, Beverly Hills mansions are frequently updated, but Madonna’s former French Normandy-style home is ready for the spotlight with its recent makeover. Built in 1968, the 5,800-square-foot property has eight bedrooms and 14 baths on over an acre of flat land, with two separate guest houses. Designed to take full advantage of the climate for indoor-outdoor living, the bright sunny interior, including vaulted and beamed ceilings, opens to a 60-foot pool and spa and a north-south tennis court on the mature landscaped grounds. The 15-seat theater is surround-sound connected to four other television viewing areas, and the main house also includes seven fireplaces, a full bar, well-equipped fitness center and staff quarters. The chef’s kitchen includes new custom cabinets, and there is also a secondary kitchen.
Madonna now lives in Lisbon to help with her son’s soccer aspirations. See more celebrity homes at toprealestatedeals.com.