Jennifer Lopez Selling L.A. Home for $17 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The children have Platinum Triangle real estate mover and shaker Peter Propertyseller to thank for thoughtfully letting us know that fly girl-turned-entrepreneurial international entertainer Jennifer Lopez — she sings, she dances, she acts, she produces, she designs clothes and home goods, she was a prodigiously compensated judge on “American Idol,” and she sells oceans of branded fragrances — has surreptitiously floated her big ol’ mansion in L.A.’s hoity-toity and equestrian-oriented Hidden Hills enclave as a whisper listing with an asking price of $17 million.

SELLER: Jennifer Lopez
LOCATION: Hidden Hills, Calif.
PRICE: $17 million
SIZE: 17,129 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 11 full and 2 half bathrooms

Property records and other online resources show that Miz Lopez and her third ex-husband, salsa superstar and property gossip regular Marc Anthony, paid $8.2 million for the property in late 2010. The estate’s two parcels total 3.13 largely flat acres and, per digitally marketing materials, the bi-winged residence weighs in at a hefty 17,129 square feet, with nine bedrooms and 11 full and two half bathrooms.

The large but unassuming brick-faced main house opens to a decadent (and somewhat cliché) double-height reception hall flanked by generously proportioned and sumptuously appointed formal living and dining rooms, both with wood-burning fireplaces. A central stair hall and a small study/library lead back to the less formal but still highly stylized and decidedly glam family quarters that include a colossal kitchen with slab marble countertops, an informal eating area and a family room fitted with a huge built-in wet bar that includes a corkscrew staircase that winds down to a wine cellar.

The eight bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in the main house include three guest or staff bedrooms on the main floor, one en suite and two that share a Jack ‘n’ Jill bathroom, plus four more guest/family bedrooms in the north wing of the upper floor that each have a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. The celeb-sized master suite occupies the upper floor’s entire south wing and encompasses a large bedroom (with a mirrored four-poster bed), a smaller sitting room with corner fireplace, a private stone terrace with sweeping view and a pair of walk-in closets, one of which is 350 square feet and no doubt fitted like a swank boutique. The spacious bathroom has chocolate-brown walls, some sort of marble or maybe onyx tile flooring, twin pedestal sinks plus a mirrored make-up vanity, an oversized steam shower, a private cubicle for the toilet and bidet and a free-standing soaking tub set into a windowed dormer lined with floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with books and a high-brow apothecary’s worth of bath-time lotions and potions.

A central porte cochère links the circular drive to a piazza-sized rear motor court and am enclosed breezeway passes over the porte cochère to connect main house to a gigantic and completely customized entertainment pavilion where a 1,000-plus-square-foot saloon lounge has a heavily articulated coffered ceiling, a full bar, a television surmounted fireplace, French door access to the backyard and a bookcase-lined poker nook. The pavilion’s other professional and recreational amenities include a 20-seat theater with stadium seating, a fully equipped dance studio/gym with adjoining kitchenette and laundry room, and a professional-grade recording studio with sound-proofed sound booth. On the main floor there’s also a self-contained and unusually luxurious one bedroom and one bathroom au pair apartment, and upstairs an extensive beautifying suite offers two spacious lounges, one small windowless bathroom, a 500-square foot dressing/fitting room, a cosmetology salon with massage facilities and four walk-in closets.

Numerous and large lanai and roomy terraces along the rear of both the main house and the entertainment pavilion transition the interiors spaces to an expansive backyard with vast well-watered lawns, manicured gardens, a resort-style swimming pool and spa, and an outdoor kitchen with barbecue grill. Miz Lopez appears to have grassed over what was once a tennis court where she installed a jungle gym and a trampoline.

Other high-profile entertainment industry residents of the exclusive, guard-gated Hidden Hills enclave include Drake, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, and LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, Catherine Bell and Colbie Caillat.

We really haven’t any idea if Miz Lopez plans to buy another house in Los Angeles, but we do know that over the last couple of years she’s buttressed her real estate portfolio with a couple of substantial East Coast properties. In May 2013 she dropped $9.995 million for a landlocked, 2.83-acre estate with an 8,500-square-foot shingled mansion in the low-profile but high-priced Hamptons community of Water Mill, and in October 2014 she shelled out $20,161,350 for a 6,540-square-foot duplex penthouse in a New York City boutique building where other residents include Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mevinsky.

Listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty

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  1. that’s a breaking news..

  2. Chuck Raney says:

    So many RICKS on one post. J-Lo must bring out the Ricks !

  3. Jamiekins says:

    I think she is being a bit optimistic about the price. That is what happens, and I have said this before. When some of these people pay 80 million for a house, everyone in Hollywood goes crazy
    thinking that they can overprice everything and sell it. I would think ten might be a more appropriate price for this home. I do like it, but not that much. JLo is on a roll so maybe she can get it, I wouldn’t think so. You just never know. Stranger things have happened.

  4. mbusiness says:

    First of all, the home is over price & oversized for that neighbor, Jlo & Marc paid $8.5 million 5 years ago, so it hasn’t gone up 9 million in 5 year according to Zillow’s, and the average price for that area is 3-8 Million with an average square foot sizes 3-8 thousand square feet, and she has a pocket listing with the Realtor which is a sign that she not really serious about selling, and just fishing, anyone in this current market that is willing to spend 17 million wouldn’t purchase a 24 year old home when they can purchase a brand new custom made home in the same area, and there is plenty in that area to purchased?

  5. notagoodsign says:

    JLo’s net worth might be 300M, doesn’t mean she has that amount in the bank. Given all the flops that happened to her recently, selling some assets that are draining her bank account sounds reasonable. Her income is not what it used to be, album sales was a disaster, and her movies can compare to Lifetime productions she makes lots of money and spends.

  6. lil' gay boy says:

    A tad too steroidal, a bit banal, and much too monochromatic – but a workable set of bones nonetheless. Probably the most restrained home in a sea of outsized vulgarity in this particular ‘hood.

    Most estimates put JLo’s net worth at around $300 million — I doubt she’d have to sell up for any more dramatic reason than that she’s bored with it.

    Anyone looking for Staging Lady in a Pink Toyota will find her on a fainting couch in the breezeway, where she was forced to quickly retire after spotting the karate-chopped pillows in the family room.

    • rick says:

      300 million is tabloids trash talk, if she was worth that much, then why did she have to purchase a $9 million Hampton home under a LLC, I suggest you get some financial knowledge classes?

      • Chuck Raney says:

        LGB is correct. Many people use companies and faux companies to hold high value assets.
        If you buy your toys using your Montana Registered Company …LLC or not, there is no Sales Tax. Big savings on million dollar motor-homes and planes.
        I can see similar things happening with high value real estate. Maybe even some tax savings ?

      • Sandra says:

        She is not worth 300 million, that’s just what her PR wants us to believe. They inflate her sales numbers and her net-worth. My guess is about half that

      • lil' gay boy says:

        Most folks of “means” make all sorts of high-dollar purchases under an LLC — it’s simply good business. Perhaps you missed that class, professor?

  7. Jim says:

    It looks like since Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have lost and settled a $25 million dollar legal battle with John Jacobs , who accused Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony of stealing the idea behind their talent competition reality show Q”Viva “The Chosen, they both have put their personal properties up for sale? Marc Anthony has listed two homes for sale, including this $12 million, 10-bedroom mansion on Long Island, New York. The other home listed for $2.75 million in Encino, California and JLo Hidden Hills, CA listed her for 17 million, looks like their unethical show business practices and the good life caught up them?

  8. RickT says:

    Hidden Hills is like being banished to a foreign land, I never understand why people would want to live there and pay these crazy prices. So many better places to live in SoCal that have better weather and better amenities nearby.

    • Rick says:

      Your friends must not be that connected, Hidden Hills is a wonderful community oriented neighborhood. You must be out of your mind the commons is not like the grove and that’s what we like about it. We don’t need the hassle of parking and hundreds of tourists. The commons is a community shopping center. Not for tourist. The grove is for tourist.

    • Rick says:

      Hidden Hills is one of the best gated communities in the country. It’s 15 minutes to the best beaches in LA, and it’s right off the 101. Seems like a good location to me. People live there for it’s beautiful trails, privacy, and community involvement. You wouldn’t know this if you’re just looking outside the gates. It’s a lifestyle.

      • RickT says:

        HH lifestyle is made for MILF housewives who think the Commons is the Grove. Besides the Commons everything I like would be a crazy drive. Don’t forget it’s hot as hell, rather live in Arizona if I have to live in such bad weather. Have friends who live there and dislike it (wives wanted the big house), I don’t see this community you talk about most of them don’t interact with neighbors besides hi and bye. It makes little sense to live in HH or Calabasas unless you work very close by, it’s a choice some people make. Maybe in 20-30 years as that area grows it will have more things around?

  9. Lisa says:

    You are late on this mama, but I’ll take it. Beautiful home, wonder is she decamping LA for the east coast along with Marc.

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