BUYER: Robbie Williams (allegedly)
Location: Beverly Park, Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $23,995,000 (list)
SIZE: 13,638 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Magnificent estate in guard-gated Beverly Pk w/ TC & views. Gated & private. Spectacular main house, 2-story 3 br GH, separate staff quarters, expansive lawns, gorgeous landscaping, terraces, fountains, pl & spa. Timeless elegance & extraordinary charm. Main house w/ grand entry, marvelous living rm w/ sunken bar, library, FDR w/ butler's pantry, family rm w/ attached bth & sauna, master w/ dual baths & huge custom walk-in closets, & 2 add'l bdrm suites.
UPDATE: Mister Robbie Williams did not, in the end, buy this estate. It was eventually purchased in February 2011 by fashion scion Alex Von Furstenberg for $12,999,999.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Several weeks ago we chit chatted with a gossipy gal we'll call Babbling Babette who whispered in Your Mama's big ear that hard living British pop star Robbie Williams was in the process of buying a behemoth new house in Beverly Hills' fancy-schmancy guard gated community of Beverly Park.
At the time of the tip we were unable to confirm the purchase and to be honest, we are still unable to confirm the purchase. However, since it is now being reported far and wide we thought we'd jump on the real estate gossip bandwagon.
The property is question sits on almost two acres overlooking Los Angeles in the older (and some say better) section of Beverly Park. According to the records we kept, the house was first listed at just under twenty million smackers and was later raised to $23,995,000. Although we can't confirm it, Babbling Babette swears that Mister Williams paid just under twenty million big ones for the palatial but aesthetically outdated property.
What we do know is that according to prop records (and multiple reports) the sellers are Italian film siren Luciana Paluzzi and her media mogul/theme park executive huzband Michael Solomon. Property records and listing information reveals the sorta-Spanish style estate was built in 1988 and measures in at a whopping 13,638 square feet.
Listing information indicates there are a lucky sounding 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms including a 2-story guest house with three bedrooms as well as separate staff quarters. Listing information also states that in addition to the master bedroom with its tragically tiled dual bathrooms and custom closets there are two additional bedroom suites. We take this to mean that the main house features three of the seven bedrooms, the guest house three more and the staff quarters the seventh. However we can't confirm that bedroom break down so don't any of you people go reporting that like it's the gospel.
Other amenities include a tinkling fountain the entrance hall that gives it a hotel vibe, a large tile-floored living room with a sunken bar, a red library with an obscenely over sized Palladian window and parquet floors. The colossal kitchen features more tile floors and more of the dizzying tile work featured in the master bathroom. It's really not worth discussing the rather unappealing and uninspired day-core other than to say that Mister and Missus Solomon would have been wise to spend some of their considerable fortune hiring a nice gay decorator to assist them in their furniture and finish choices.
The grounds include a double gated circular drive, garaging for three cars, private tiled courtyards, tiled terraces, a properly aligned tennis court with some beauteous bougainvillea bushes, a swoopingly shaped swimming pool, an in ground spa and even more of that multi-colored tile that seems to be an unfortunate design mo-teef for the entire estate. There are long views over Franklin Canyon and toward downtown Los Angeles.
We have to assume (and hope) that Mister Williams will be embarking on an extensive and expensive renovation that will make this house more suitable for a thirty-four year old pop star and his 29 year ladee friend Ayda Field.
Everyone knows by know that Beverly Park is home to all manner of famous folks and bizness barons like Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Sumner Redstone, Eddie Murphy, and billionaires Haim Saban and Steve Udvar-Hazy, just to name a few.
According to prop records and our wickedly well informed source Lucy Spillerguts, Mister Williams, who moved to Los Angeles in 2002, currently shacks up down the street from Paris Hilton in the guard gated community of Mulholland Estates. He also owns a couple of properties on Mulholland Drive where he famously installed a private soccer pitch. British tabloid The Sun reports that he "also owns flats in Chelsea, West London." We'll just have to take their word on that.