Model Nicole Murphy has sold the 10-bedroom mansion and more than 2.5-acre estate in the unincorporated Granite Bay, Calif. region -- which she and ex-husband Eddie Murphy once shared -- for $6,100,000.
The Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon tomorrow will lead her "Hot Property" column with an item reporting the sale of the 11,158-square-foot mansion at 9125 Vista de Lago Court in Granite Bay. Ryon ignores altogether (as is typical with Ryon) that the news of the sale was first reported in the blogosphere, by our friends over at the Real Estalker in their fine post way back on December 28.
Public records confirm that Nicole Murphy sold the estate on October 16 to a man from Zephyr Cove, Nevada who is not a celebrity, with the deal being recorded on December 7.
We also wrote about the house back on September, back when it was on the market for $6,500,000.
We should note that Ryon is incorrect today when she leads her item by saying that Eddie Murphy and Nicole Murphy together were the sellers of the mansion. In fact, Nicole Murphy took sole ownership of the house in 2006 when the couple's divorce was finalized and the house was awarded to her. As we all have previously noted, the Murphys together had purchased the estate in 1998 as a vacation home, for $3,825,000.
Built in 1996, the 10-bedroom house has a whopping 14 baths, a full guest house, two guest suites, a home theater room with an arcade, a tennis court/sports court, a fitness gym, an infinity pool/spa, outdoor decks, patios and a barbecue kitchen, according to listing information. The 5,224-square-foot guest house has a separate parcel number and address of 9040 Vista de Lago Court.
As we previously had noted, the Murphys in 2005 had tried listing the estate for a whopping $10 million and drew no takers, even at the height of one of the frothiest housing bubbles that we'll ever see in our lifetimes. We'd say that Nicole did as well as could be expected in unloading the mansion for $6,100,000.