Singer Natalie Maines of the country and western band the Dixie Chicks and her actor husband Adrian Pasdar have paid a reported $5,600,000 to buy a five-bedroom house in Los Angeles' Brentwood area.

 

The Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon tomorrow will break the story of Maines and Pasdar buying the five-bedroom house, which sits at the end of a long driveway on a flag-shaped, nearly one-acre lot just off Mandeville Canyon Road, according to public records and listing information (oddly, public records don't provide the property's precise square footage). Public records show that Maines, 32, and Pasdar, 42, purchased the home, at 1851 Kimberly Lane, on July 17 through their Kimberly Lane Trust. They had the house purchased in the name of Al Hagaman, who is the Dixie Chicks' business manager.

 

Built in 1953, the couple's new home had been listed for $5,695,000. Features in the house include security gates, an entry with polished stone floors, and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, custom lighting, a two-story ceiling, a wall of glass and built-in speakers, according to listing information. The den has a polished stone floor, a temperature-controlled wine closet with a 700-bottle capacity, Riftcut white oak cabinetry, an iPod docking station and surround sound speakers in the ceiling. The dining room also has a two-story ceiling, a wall of glass and a polished stone floor, while the 1,100-square-foot-plus master suite has a vaulted ceiling, skylights, remote-controlled blinds, a large walk-in closet with a center island cabinet, Rosewood media cabinetry, a sitting area and a balcony overlooking the pool area. The master bath has limestone floors and countertops, a jetted spa tub, three sinks, skylights, a vaulted ceiling and a bidet. The kitchen contains bamboo floors, granite countertops, a glass tile backsplash, a dual SubZero refrigerator/freezer, a Fisher Paykel dish drawer/dishwasher, a Kitchenaid trash compactor, dual Viking ovens, and a Viking cooktop on a stainless steel island, according to listing information. Outside are a stone patio, a lagoon pool, a spa with a waterfall, a water slide, stone decking, a dining pavilion, two Lynx BBQs with granite countertops and a motor court with a basketball backboard, according to listing information.

The house's precise size is up for debate. Some public records state that it's 4,796 square feet, while listing information and some other public records give the house credit for having 5,380 square feet.

Check out listing information for the couple's new home -- complete with photos.

We can't independently corroborate the $5.6 million purchase price that Ryon reported, although if the final sale price -- which should be available in a few weeks -- is any different from what Ryon reported, we'll let you know. However, it's instructive that records show that Pasdar and Maines took out a $4,480,000 mortgage, and that simple math shows that that amount is 80 percent of $5,600,000. So, it's likely that Ryon got that number right.

Also, it's noteworthy that the seller actually paid $5,600,000 himself for the house, back in September 2005. If that doesn't give credence to a housing market slowdown -- the fact that the seller got a zero percent return on the house in a two-year period -- we don't know what does.

Maines and Pasdar also have homes in New York and Texas.