Lifestyles of the black and famous
From the alleged Justin Bieber egging to Kourtney Kardashian’s listing and Willie McGinest hawking land, the celebrity hotbed of Calabasas, CA never fails to disappoint when it comes to juicy real estate gossip.
The latest rumor? Toni Braxton is reported to have purchased a home in the exclusive, star-studded community. Take it as you will, but TMZ (via Huffington Post) is reporting that the formerly bankrupt singer has made a multimillion-dollar purchase in the same gated enclave as Bieber.
Braxton is said to have paid $3 million for the home found six houses down from the troubled pop star in the Estates of the Oaks. At first glance, that kind of move seems rather odd considering the Grammy Award-winning artist is just six months removed from settling her bankruptcy case, in which she claimed to have debt between $10 million and $50 million. Then again, there’s always a chance that Braxton clawed her way out of the red, especially with her reality show “Braxton Family Values” currently riding high in its third season.
Property records show that the home in question was listed for sale in March 2013 for roughly $3 million and showed a status of “Backup Offer” in December before being pulled from market. A French Country-inspired affair, it has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,323 square feet of living space.
Lined with designer finishes, the home features wood flooring, beamed ceilings and various custom built-ins throughout. A gourmet kitchen has a large center island and top-of-the-line appliances, and the master suite comes complete with a private sitting area, a fireplace, dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bath.
Outside, the grounds feature a private courtyard area with an outdoor fireplace, a pool with a spa, a loggia, various water features and rolling green lawns.
Take a look at the following pages to see how Toni is about to be living.
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