Monday, October 1, 2007
Nicole Murphy is Cashing Out
SELLER: Nicole Murphy
LOCATION: Prado del Grandioso, Calabasas, CA
PRICE: $8,495,000 (reduced from $9,995,000)
SIZE: 9,214 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Located in private community, stunning 1 of a kind estate has it all! Captured by lush specimen lndscpng/mountain vista views, newer Spanish hacienda w/ open flrplan: high ceilings, dark walnut flrs, high tech amenities, top of the line grmt ktch w/ cntr island & Wolf range. Brkfst area / bar & frml dine. 6 car garage, guest / maids rms, oft. & media screening room on 1st level. 3 jr. suites & mstr retreat w/ frplc, blcny, sp bath, his/her walk in clsts & vanities. Endless grds, full guest house, walking trail, pool/spa!
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Since the late 1980s, ex-model Nicole Murphy has been a baby factory for filthy rich comedian Eddie Murphy. Now she's his ex-wife. Since their split in 2005, the mommy of five, count 'em, FIVE Murphys has had to watch the man impregnate, get engaged to, dump, and become embroiled in a paternity battle with Scary Spice. Then the father of seven shorties by three women, who has made mountains of money dressing up as sassy fat ladies, got engaged to another purdy be-hatcha named Tracey Edmunds, who does not seem to mind at all that her new man treated Miz Spice (and their new-born progeny) like dirt. Your Mama expects Miz Edmunds will be knocked up by Christmas. Jeezis, Mary, and Joseph, what is the man packing that has all these women lining up to be engaged to and push out babies for Eddie Murphy?
Anyhoo, if anyone were to ask Your Mama, and of course, no one did, we think Nicole Murphy is entitled to a little financial something for all her troubles and embarrassment. Your Mama also thinks Mister Murphy should become familiar with how to use a damn condom, but that's another gripe for another day.
Yesterday we learned from Mister Big Time that Miz Nicole Murphy recently put the vast Sacramento estate she and Mister Murphy owned together since 1998 on the market for $6,500,000 (see below). The property was apparently granted to ex-Miz Murphy in the dee-vorce. Being that ex-Miz Murphy was raised in Sacramento, perhaps it's not so unusual the former couple would have a residence to stay in when they visited her people. But did they need an 11,158 square foot house with 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms? And did they need to decorate the place like a wannabe glitzy Communist era hotel in Moscow? No, children, they did not have to, but they did.
All very interesting indeed, but it turns out the Sacramento area estate is not the only piece of luxury real estate that ex-Miz Murphy has recently put on the market. Not long after she and Mister Murphy went splitsville, the statuesque beauty used some of Eddie's money to purchase a huge house in a swanky subdivision in suburban Calabasas. Located in the guard gated community of "The Oaks," the Spanish style house sprawls over 9,214 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, which sounds like a lot of bedrooms unless you've got nearly half a dozen of Eddie Murphy's children who need to be fed, housed and clothed in high Hollywood style.
Although Miz Murphy only purchased the house in May of 2006 for $7,500,075, she is clearly looking to sell the place off at a considerable profit. Currently priced at $9,995,000, the sale of this house will net her an impressive couple million clams. Sounds ambitious, but keep in mind that in February 2007, in the aftermath of his acrimonious separation from high drama diva Shanna Moakler, tattooed rocker Travis Barker shelled out $9,500,095 for a similar house just two doors down. Reports say that Travis and Shanna are back together, which means the former Miss USA and current party queen has moved to Calabasas, which should put everyone in "The Oaks" on high alert.
Listing information for ex-Miz Murphy's Calabasas residence shows that in addition to the many bedrooms and bathrooms, there is a full guest house and staff quarters. These are excellent features, because what dee-vorée who is trying to stick it to her mega-rich tranny prostitute loving ex-huzband raises the children without an army of nannies, housekeepers and assistants that can be billed back to Mr. Man?
Your Mama notes that the house also includes garaging for six cars. Another nice feature for a family of six (plus staff and security) whose large numbers surely require at least two tricked out Denalis with blacked out windows to get from place to place. And of course, let's not forget the swimming pool, media room, office, a family room, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, and the vast master suite with dual closets, fireplace and private balcony. Phew!
The decor is pared down, and the place has certainly not been touched by a nice gay decorator. Even still, Your Mama must confess, for a gargantuan house in a suburban development, this house is really quite lovely. We dig the hacienda style architecture, the dark walnut floors are dee-lishus, and while grand in scale, the house retains an air of informality and coziness that we don't ordinarily expect to find in a house that is pushing 10,000 square feet.
Like the ex-wifey, Mister Murphy is also trying to unload some real estate. "Bubble Hill," the actors' 32 room mansion in New Jersey is still on the market, as is "Clove Hill," the 205 acre farm in rural Dutchess Country in upstate New York. Meanwhile, Mister Murphy continues to reside in the one decadent piece of his real estate empire that he's not trying to sell off, an 18,598 square foot monster mansion with 10 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms on 4.73 acres in uber posh Beverly Park.
From the photos it's difficult to ascertain if the ex-Miz Murphy and children are still in residence on Prado del Grandioso, and we certainly have no information on where they might be headed. But be assured children, that wherever it is that ex-Miz Murphy next sets down roots, the house house will be huge, the bedroom count will be many, and the cost to Mister Murphy outrageous. Can you blame her?