In a gated community called Hidden Hills, celebrities and superstars rub shoulders together. This exclusive enclave of 600 houses was the richest place in the United States in 2011 and 2012. It sits at the western end of the San Fernando Valley about 20 miles from Los Angeles, and covers an area of about 1.7 well-watered square miles, bordered by a landscape of rolling hills.
It is here that Jennifer Lopez has a magnificent mansion with secluded gardens and bird’s-eye views. But now the pop goddess, actress and producer has decided to put the glamorous pile up for sale – giving you the chance to live the A-lister lifestyle.
Neighbours in the area include Angelina Jolie, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, as are Leeann Rimes and Britney Spears.
For $12.5m you’ll get J-Lo’s nine-bedroom residence with an eight-car garage. It has its own entertainment wing, housing a 20-seat home movie theatre complete with popcorn machine, a beauty salon and, of course, a dressing room that would not look out of place in a high-end boutique on Fifth Avenue. In addition, there’s a gym, a dance studio and a recording studio.
The disco diva is very relaxed here. The woman who allegedly enjoys an all-white dressing room with plain M&Ms and Jo Malone scented candles, feels comfortable in this elegant pad decorated mainly in pale colours, but it’s by no means all white.
Walls are mushroom, or pale grey, or even wood-panelled. Bathrooms are luxurious and living areas are cosy and welcoming. The plot extends to three acres and has views to distant hills as well as direct access to the Hidden Hills horse trails.
J-Lo bought the place in 2010 with her then husband, singer Marc Anthony (who announced his divorce from Shannon De Lima just this week).
But now J-Lo’s keen to get back to the city lights and has dropped the price from $17m. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a fellow celebrity or starry-eyed wannabe to step inside these hallowed portals and make themselves at home.
The property is for sale through Brett Lawyer for $12.5m. For more details, visit www.brettlawyer.com.