I recently saw a post by Mark David on ShelterPop.com in which he introduced to his readers the Los Angeles mansion which is home to the top thirteen American Idol contestants. This 15,000 square foot Tuscan style mansion can be found on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills.
With unobstructed views, the property consists of two plus acres of lavishly landscaped grounds, including a waterfall and koi pond. A 2,000-square-foot, two-story guesthouse adjacent to the swimming pool and spa has been remodeled for the contestants into an entertainment pavilion with a pool table fashioned from a vintage Ford Mustang.
Wrought iron and glass doors swing open to a gargantuan great room measuring 45 feet by 60 feet with a 28 foot high coffered ceiling. Two mirror-lined staircases rise to the second floor gallery which wraps around the space and looks down on the enormous room. A carved stone fireplace, travertine floors and a two-story wall of windows heighten the posh vibe. To further the luxurious feel, a fifteen foot projection screen drops out of the ceiling at the touch of a button.
Just off the great room is a spacious kitchen. Complete with dark cabinetry and travertine floors, the kitchen boasts professional grade appliances and ample room for preparing food for a crowd.
The home consists of nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms in addition to staff quarters. There are two master suites, each of which has a panoramic view, fireplace, sitting area, spacious spa-like bathroom and walk-in closet. A kitchenette aids in avoiding long trips down to the kitchen.
The property has been on and off the market since the spring of 2008 when it was listed for $19.5 million. Almost three years later, it is now listed at $12 million.