Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt have finally decided that their Bel Air Mansion is too much of a nuisance to keep, and are putting it on the market for $28 Million. The hillside house in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air was built for the late aviator and industrialist Howard Hughes in the 1950′s and serving as Elvis Presley’s residence for nearly four years while filming movies in Los Angeles.
The property was said to be purchased sometime in the 1970′s from Elvis’ Estate for only $600,000, while 10 years ago the couple were offered $18 Million. The 8,000 square foot estate, which boasts a total of 26 rooms, has become too much of a headache for the stars to maintain because of their advancing age and ongoing health problems. The couple has used only two rooms for a while now and apparently can no longer justify the $30,000 monthly maintenance.
Gabor, 93, the star of 1950s films Moulin Rouge and Lili, had her leg amputated on Friday because of a gangrene infection after hip replacement surgery in July. Gabor’s hospital recovery could take up to four weeks, but the actress’ spokesman John Blanchette is hopeful the star will be able to return home in time to celebrate her 94th birthday on 6 February.
Change of address, anyone? [Perez Hilton]