January 26, 2012

LA Clippers' player buys Avril Lavigne's home

Pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has let go of two things this week: Her longtime boyfriend, Brody Jenner, and her Bel Air mansion.

LA Clippers player Chris Paul


Singer Avril Lavigne


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While Avril and long-time boyfriend Brody Jenner called it quits, she finally got an offer on her mansion, which has sat on the Bel-Air real estate market for the past six months.

Scooping up Lavigne’s mansion is another LA celebrity of sorts, Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul. It looks like the four-time NBA All-Star decided to spend a bit of his $68 million, four-year contract by buying Lavigne’s Mediterranean-style home for a reported $8.5 million.

Lavigne listed the mansion for $9.5 million last May after divorcing Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. The 8-bedroom, 10-bath home is situated in one of the most exclusive parts of the affluent Los Angeles area in the gated neighbor hood of Bel Air Crest. Median Bel Air home values are currently $1,722,000.

According to property records, the former couple purchased the Bel Air mansion in 2007 for the current listing price of $9.5 million. The punk-pop princess filed for divorce in October 2009; it was finalized in November 2010. The home hit Los Angeles real estate market in May.

Built in 2003, the private home is situated on a little over half an acre and includes a sprawling lawn, fountains and sparkling pool, surrounded by high walls.

Other home features include a two-story foyer, large gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook, and first-floor dual offices as well as a guest suite with private bath. Upstairs, each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom. The master features a small kitchenette, fireplace, patio, custom walk-in closets, and dual baths. The basement level has a wine cellar and tasting room, large gym with bath and sauna, 10-car garage, laundry and staff quarters.

The home is no stranger to celebrity owners; before Lavigne and her former hubby moved in, it was owned by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and his former wife.

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The open kitchen of Avril Lavigne's former home has plenty of seating for guests.


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The dining area of the house that Avril Lavigne sold to Chris Paul.


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LA Clippers player Chris Paul purchased this Bel Air estate from singer Avril Lavigne for a reported $8.5 million.


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