Record producer James 'Jimmy Jam' Harris III and his wife, Elizabeth 'Lisa' Harris have sold their mansion in Minnetrista, Minn., which is west of Minneapolis, for exactly $7,000,000, and now are living entirely in southern California.
The two-story mansion, at 5800 Hardscrabble Circle in Minnetrista, had been on the market for over a year for $9 million.
The Wall Street Journal on Friday broke the story of Jimmy Jam's sale, which public records confirm. There are some discrepancies, however, between the Journal (and listing information) and public records, so let's air them out. First off, the Journal reported that Harris paid $750,000 for the land in 1990, and designed the house, which was built in 1991, according to public records. However, public records state that Harris paid $420,000 for the land in 1987.
Also, the Journal (and some listing information) reported that the house measures 24,000 square feet, while other listing information stated that the mansion actually is a whopping 34,000 square feet, Meanwhile, public records state that the house is a still-astounding 15,976 square feet.
Features in Harris' former mansion include nine baths (five full, one 3/4 and three half-baths), a back-lit barrel-vaulted ceiling, a 12-car garage, an indoor pool with a sauna, and outdoor circular pool, cascading waterfalls, fountains, his and hers private offices, hardwood floors, two caretaker's apartments, a media room and a theater, according to listing information. The mansion is on Lake Minnetonka and sits on 3.59 acres with 360 feet of lake frontage, according to public records and listing information.
Check out listing information for Harris' mansion--complete with lots of photos.
It's unclear exactly where in southern California Harris now is living, but we assume he's renting. He continues to own his longtime 20-acre estate, sans mansion, on Potrero Road in Thousand Oaks, north of Los Angeles. If that street name sounds familiar, that's because Harris lives just 1.37 miles down the road from actor Jamie Foxx's 17,000-square-foot mansion, which also has a Potrero Road street address. Back on May 20, we wrote about Foxx's mansion, which he purchased last year for a reported $10.5 million.
Harris purchased *his* vacant Thousand Oaks estate in 2003 for $7,050,000, according to public records. And listing information shows that Harris recently had the 20-acre, vacant Thousand Oaks property on the market, for $9,850,000. Located adjacent to the Sherwood Country Club, the estate is zoned for a mansion of up to 17,000 square feet, along with a 2,500-square-foot guest house. It will be interesting to see if Harris follows through with selling that land, or if he instead chooses to build his dream mansion on that land.
Check out a listing sheet on Harris' vacant Thousand Oaks land--complete with photos.