LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 11 acres, 3 houses
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: It looks like the Grammy winning singer-songwriter is leaving Los Angeles, or at least she wants to sell her gated 11-acre compound in the Hollywood Hills that was just listed as a "private celebrity compound" with an asking price of $15,950,000.*
Listing information shows the multi-parcel property is comprised of three houses (above) that include a remodeled and restored 1925 Spanish Revival main house with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms plus a double-height foyer, step-down living room with fireplace and high beamed ceiling, formal dining room with vintage floor tiles. There's also an intimately scaled library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and a half-vintage 1950s/half modernized eat-in kitchen with adjoining family room area.
The highest of the three residences that comprise the compound, a 1909 Craftsman with 3,335 square feet (as per property records) sits above the swimming pool complex and includes three bedrooms, large living and dining rooms—there's a wood burning fireplace in the living room—a small kitchen with restored vintage appliances and fittings, three vintage bathrooms, a small television viewing room, and another small room with an Old-Timey upright piano.
Miz Crow acquired the three residences in what appear in property records to be two separate transactions. The first came in February 1998 when she paid $1,800,000 for the smallest of the three parcels—just .25 acres—that includes the 5,437 square foot main house. In December of the same year she shelled out another $3,300,000 to acquire two adjacent and contiguous parcels. One parcel measures 1.2 acres with a 1,334 square foot 19th-century cottage and the other 8.87 acres with a 3,335 square foot Craftsman residence.
Miz Crow also owns a gulf-front residence on the Florida Panhandle between Pensacola and Panama City in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and a 50-plus acre spread in (suburban) Nashville, TN purchased last year for $5,225,000.
Although she's been trying to unload it for year Miz Crow is still saddled with Cross Creek Farm, a 150 (or so) acre equestrian-oriented estate in pastoral College Grove, TN. She put the farm on the market for the first time—that we know of—in May 2010 with a $7,500,000 asking price and by August 2011, after a failed auction of the property, the asking price dipped to as low as $4,500,000 but it's currently still on the open market with a $6,399,000 price tag.
*Thanks to all the children who turned Your Mama on to this listing just moments after it went live.
listing photo: Dream Home Photo for Nourmand and Associates