BUYER: LeAnn Rimes
LOCATION: Hidden Hills, CA
PRICE: $3,000,000
SIZE: 8,642 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Last December recently rehabbed country music queen—and Twittering trouble maker—LeAnn Rimes tweeted about how happy she was to finally close on her new house in the guard-gated, celebrity-stocked and semi-rural suburban enclave of Hidden Hills, CA.

It took awhile for details to surface about which house exactly she and her second husband Eddie Cibrian—the philandering ex-husband of foul mouthed and sometimes volatile Brandi Glanville of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—settled on but according to several sources the couple successfully purchased a privately situated short sale property.*

Property records show the two acre estate was sold in late December for an even-steven $3,000,000 and listing details we dug up on the internets shows the sprawling, two-story sorta-Spanish style McMansion was built in 2005, measures in at 8,642 square feet and contains six bedroom suites and nine bathrooms.

An extra-wide driveway at the front curls up to a compact motor court and four car attached garage that extends finger-like off the front of the stone-, stucco- and wood-faced residence. Tree shaded lawns surround the house that opens up to backyard entertainment areas that include several covered porches, a dark bottom swimming pool with inset spa, a poolside dining pavilion with built-in barbecue station and, set well away from the house, a separate guest house nestled into a steep slope.

As it turns out, the new residence of Mister and Missus Cibrian-Rimes is just a few doors down and around the corner from the house the couple leased the last few years. That house, a considerably smaller—and in our humble and utterly meaningless opinion, architecturally pedestrian—5,100 square foot mini-mansion on one acre with five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a two-stall stable has popped up for sale on the open market with an asking price of $2,595,000.

*Records Your Mama peeped show the seller—a merchant services company executive and his philanthropically inclined and athletic wife—purchased the property in late December 2006 for $5,575,000, which means someone—the seller? the lender?—lost almost 2.6 million buck on this deal.

listing photos (new house): Crescent Realty
listing photos (old house): Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty