Britney Spears Buys Big Estate in Thousand Oaks

BUYER: Britney Spears
LOCATION: Thousand Oaks, CA
PRICE: $7,400,000
SIZE: 13,264 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It was recently announced Britney Spears signed on for another two-year long and exceedingly lucrative residency a the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas — her previous two-year contract was reported to be for around $475,000 per show — and now word slips down the celebrity real estate gossip grapevine that the veteran pop star has splashed out $7.4 million for a sprawling, 20.86-acre estate in Thousand Oaks, CA. The hill topping spread, in a gated enclave of similarly sized estates and on and off the market since at least early 2013 when it was listed for an in-hindsight woefully quixotic $11.995 million, is anchored by an opulent and imposing if obviously ersatz, circa-2000 Neoclassical Italianate villa of 12,464-square-feet with five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

A marble-floored foyer steps down to a hotel lobby-scaled “great room” with wall-to-wall carpeting, grandiose 35-foot high ceiling, and a gargantuan fireplace flanked by built-in media cabinets. The elevator-equipped mansion’s additional public spaces include baronial formal living and dining rooms — the former with a double stacked limestone mantelpiece that extends nearly to the ceiling, and an oak-paneled library with built-in bookshelves, fireplace, and fancy-pants Parquet de Versailles flooring. The mansion’s center island kitchen has all the bells and whistles a private chef might desire or require and opens to an informal dining area with bay window and another fireplace. Four en suite family bedrooms are joined by a private and expansive upper floor master suite with yet another fireplace, a sitting area, and a private terrace with sweeping mountain views along with two spacious and custom fitted walk-in closets and a pair of lavish bathrooms, one done in pale beige marble with jetted garden tub and the other in dark beige marble with steam shower. There’s a “huge media/game room” on the upper level of the main residence plus an approximately 1,200-square-foot poolside pavilion fitted with full kitchen, bathroom, and 3,500-bottle temperature controlled wine cellar. Online marketing materials show the manicured portions of the estate include a rear motor court with access to the six-car garage, meandering lawns and flowering gardens, an orchard, a variety of patios and terraces with panoramic views, an infinity edged swimming pool, separate spa, lighted tennis court with elevated viewing platform, and a three-green golf course complete with sand traps.

Avid celebrity real estate watchers may recall that it was only three years ago that Miz Spears, a property gossip column staple who’s previously owned multi-million dollar homes in West Hollywood, Malibu, and Beverly Hills and over the years rented several mansions in L.A.’s ever-more celebrified western suburbs, shelled out $6,744,500 for an 8,456-square-foot hacienda-style Mediterranean inside the swanky, guard-gated Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

Listing photos: Engel & Völkers

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  1. Thousand Oaks has really come along way in the last few years! It’s really getting ritzy.

    • fran finn says:

      I lived in ThousandOaks when it was a two lane dirt road . We would drive out to see out home being built each night and pray there was a car in front of us so we could see the road, Its come a long long long way since 1965.

  2. lil' gay boy says:

    Crapulous.

    • Chuck Raney says:

      I knew you say that.
      Some of the crapulous-ness is actually brought out by the filter used on the camera.
      It doesn’t help that they have next to nothing for artwork inside, I expect Britney will have room for her crushed velvet tiger over the mantle. You KNOW she has a black-light Elvis.
      THE BEST thing is her house backs up to only trailer park around. That is absolutely hilarious. Entertainingly so.
      I guess she did not want to move too far from home?

      Jokes aside. I still like some of it. But HOW do architects build a place and not have any parking? at least make the drive wide enough so guests can come up to the house, turn around, and park on the side of the drive headed out.
      There is not even a decent place for the housekeeper to Park. I guess she can park by the trailers and jump the fence.

  3. Chuck Raney says:

    That’s a nice place ! It is about 6 miles by horse trail from her other place. About 3 miles as the crow flies.
    20 acres is decent sized. Since this is basically Hidden Valley, it’s also normal for that area.
    Wonder if she and the kids want to have horses? That whole area is horse heaven but I don’t see trails around this home or a horse barn. This place is purely newly developed neighborhood with an HOA no less.

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