Crooner Mariah Carey has paid $6,975,000 for a mansion in Los Angeles' Bel-Air area.

 

As we continue to catch up on items that others have written about but not us, we would be remiss if we did not weigh in on Carey's recent purchase. Our friends over at the Real Estalker have been all over Carey's West Coast real estate odyssey over the last few weeks, capping it all of with the scoop on April 28 that Carey and husband Nick Cannon had purchased the house you see here. If the house looks familiar, that's because we here at Big Time Listings exclusively wrote about this house back on August 21, 2008, when it hit the market for $9,500,000 (its asking price later fell all the way down to $6,995,000). The reason the house was (and is) noteworthy at that time is because the ailing Farrah Fawcett once owned it. Fawcett had purchased the house in 1976 with her then-husband, Lee Majors and continued to own it with longtime beau Ryan O'Neal (whom she never actually married). Fawcett and O'Neal sold the house in 1999 for around $2.7 million to music engineer/producer/recording studio owner Allen Sides, who is the fellow who sold it to Mariah.

Built in 1950, the five-bedroom house has been entirely redone, with two en suite master bedrooms, six full baths, two powder rooms, a lanai, a library/study, a gourmet kitchen, a two-story center hall, an Aspen-style family room, seven fireplaces and a racquetball court, according to public records and listing information. We assign a 9,951-square-foot figure to the house's area, since that's what's in public records, although we recognize that listing information and others have stated that the home measures approximately 11,750 square feet; who knows for sure. Outdoor features on the 2.86-acre property include 360-degree views of the entire city and beyond, grassy lawns, a gazebo, two motor courts, three entrances, and a rectangular swimmers pool, according to public records and listing information. The house has been “eight years in the making,” according to listing information, or basically the entire time that Sides owned the property.

Records show that Carey's White Plains, N.Y.-based Antelo Road LLC company purchased the mansion recently, with the deal being recorded on April 2. Carey took out a $2 million mortgage on the property, according to public records.

As we (and the Real Estalker) have noted in the past, Carey continues to own a four-bedroom, 4-1/2 bath triplex penthouse in the Franklin Tower at 90 Franklin Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca area, which she purchased through her Franklin Views LLC company in mid-2000 for more than $9 million. That unit also has a 38-foot-long bathroom and a media room.