Here’s a home that I wished I’d had the chance to report on when it sold a few months back.
But since Britney Spears’ former home in Thousand Oaks is such a treat for the eyes, I thought you might enjoy it just as much now — even without the newsworthy buzz.
Long story short:
Britney bought the house in 2012 from retired hockey player Russ Courtnall and wife Paris Vaughan. In 2015, she purchased another property in Thousand Oaks — a 21-acre estate that comes with a 12,464-square-foot Italian villa — that she soon started calling home.
What happened to the Spanish-style beauty, you say?
It went straight to market with a hefty $8,995 price tag. After struggling to find a buyer (despite its “celebrity crib” status), the home finally sold in February for a “modest” $6,995 million — just a tad more than Britney paid for it in 2012 ($6,744,500).
The full scoop:
- Location: Britney’s former home is set within the gates of the Sherwood Country Club in the Lake Sherwood area of Thousand Oaks
- Bedrooms: 5
- Baths: 7
- Extras: 2 separate offices, 1 movie room, 1 game room, formal dinning room & open kitchen with 2 grand central islands that flow to the great-room
- Square footage: 8,456
- Year built: 2010
- Views: 180 degree views of the Santa Monica mountains and picturesque rolling hills throughout
Britney Spears’ New Home, Also in Thousand Oaks
While most of us, commoners, tend to sell our homes because we need to move away, Britney moved just a few houses down the road.
The princess of pop paid $7.4 million for an Italianate villa tucked in a gated enclave at 2300 White Stallion Road.
Boasting five bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, Britney’s new estate also showcases a 1,200-square-foot poolside pavilion with its own full kitchen, bath, and 3,500-bottle wine cellar, plus a rear motor court with access to a six-car garage; flowering gardens; an infinity pool; a stand-alone spa; and a fruitful orchard.
Impressive as that may sound, make sure to check out the photos and see if Britney’s new Italian comes close in beauty to the Spanish she just let go of.