Singer Natalie Imbruglia has listed her gated, Mediterranean-style house on Los Angeles? Sunset Strip for $4,500,000.
First off, kudos to Your Mama over at the Real Estalker for getting the scoop on this item a few days ago. As she correctly noted, Imbruglia paid $2,140,000 in September 2002 for the five-bedroom, 5,434-square-foot house, which is located at 9145 St. Ives Drive in Los Angeles. Imbruglia purchased the house through her 2002 Saint Ives Drive Real Estate Trust, according to public records. Around that time, both the Los Angeles Times? Ruth Ryon and myself in the Chicago Tribune wrote about Imbruglia?s purchase of the house, which was built in 1954.
Now, Imbruglia, 32, has the house on the market and is headed to parts unknown. However, she long has owned a variety of other residences, including in Windsor, England, Sydney, Australia, and Newcastle, Australia, according to news accounts. So it?s entirely possible that Imbruglia, who married to Silverchair singer Daniel Johns in late 2003, merely has decided to downsize her real-estate portfolio.
In any case, features in Imbruglia?s L.A. house include six baths and a gourmet kitchen with Viking and SubZero appliances, limestone counters, custom cabinetry and a stone fireplace, according to listing information. Other features include a skylit casual dining area, a screening room, a ?Zen-like? master bedroom and ?spa-quality? bath, two guest suites with private entrances, and enclosed parking for three cars, according to listing information. Outside are trickling fountains, terraced gardens and ornate metal work, according to listing information.