After more than four years on and off the market with a series of declining asking prices, an extravagant and much publicized Los Angeles mansion finally found its new owner. And it’s none other than Elton John, who splashed out $33 million for a new Beverly Hills nest for him and his husband David Furnish. Custom built in 2001, the nearly 20-acre gated estate includes magnificent 25,000 square-feet Mediterranean villa with seven principal bedrooms, three en suite staff bedrooms, 10 full and 12 half bathrooms, nine fireplaces, and an 11-car subterranean garage.
The three-story home also boasts the massive manse’s double-height foyer, baronial formal living and dining rooms, and commercial-grade kitchen joined by a library/office, family room, screening room, wine cellar and gym.
Outdoor features includes the luxuriantly landscaped grounds with lawns bordered by flowering gardens laced with meandering pathways as well as a mosaic tiled swimming pool and adjacent pool house with indoor/outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, and lighted tennis court with viewing pavilion.
This villa was originally listed for $63 million in 2011.