February 6, 2012

Where Grammy winners can stash their awards

By Erika Riggs, Zillow

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Before singer Katy Perry called it quits with Russell Brand, the couple shared this home in Los Feliz, California.

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Taylor Swift

Best Country Solo Performance

The guitar-strumming blonde has already won 4 Grammys, (as well as numerous other awards) including her win for Album of the Year in 2010, making Taylor Swift the youngest artist in Grammy history to nab the coveted award.

Although Swift owns two homes in Nashville — one is currently on the market — she left the country music capital to make Tinseltown her primary residence when she bought a private piece of Beverly Hills real estate in April for $3.97 million.

 

Swift’s new home, above, is a charming Cape Cod-style home situated on an over-an-acre lot with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

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Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

A year ago, things were a little rough for Christina Aguilera. There was a lyrical snafu at the Super Bowl, a spill at the Grammy’s, a highly publicized divorce, and a public intoxication arrest. So far, 2012 appears to be going a bit better for the diva, who is in her second year on NBC’s “The Host” and has a Grammy nomination for “Moves Like Jagger” with Maroon 5.

Maybe that portends a turnaround in real estate for Aguilera as well. Although she was finally unable to unload one of her properties, she still has a home for sale in Beverly Hills.

The stucco mansion was put up for sale on the Beverly Hills real estate market in March 2011 for $13.5 million and although it’s been nearly a year, Aguilera hasn’t dropped the price. The home was previously owned by rocker family The Osbournes. They sold the whimsical property to Aguilera and her former husband Jason Bratman in 2007 for $11.7 million.

 

R. Kelly

Best R&B Album

It’s been a decade since R. Kelly picked up a Grammy for “I Believe I Can Fly,” which he received three nods for Best R&B Song, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture. Now the singer has been nominated for his album, “Love Letter.” Maybe he can again add a Grammy to his other award wins, including those at the AMAs, Billboard Awards and BET Awards in years past.

As for real estate, R. Kelly faced a $2.9 million foreclosure suit earlier this summer, although reports were that it was a strategic foreclosure. The singer-songwriter moved out of his mansion and stopped making payments to force the lender to make a loan modification. The home is now formally listed as a short sale for $1.595 million.

Built in 1997, Kelly’s Olympia Fields, IL mansion is only 30 miles from his hometown of Chicago. The 22,000-square-foot home sits on a private, wooded lot surrounded by a 12-foot high concrete and wrought-iron wall.

Kings of Leon

Best Rock Album

The Grammys are old hat for rock band Kings of Leon. The American rockers won both Record of the Year and Rock Song of the Year in the 52nd Grammy Awards. The family band, comprised of brothers Nathan, Jared, and Caleb Followill and their cousin, Matthew Followill, also picked up nominations the following year for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance in the 53rd Grammys. This year, the group is back with a nominee for Best Rock Album.

Amidst the hype of winning their first Grammy Awards in 2010, Jared Followill decided to hop on the real estate train and purchased a gorgeous Nashville home in his home state of Tennessee. Followill’s home, above, is a new construction property by Rogan Allen and sits on a private hill-top lot measuring just over an acre in size. The 7,441-square-foot home has three stories, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and gorgeous views of the Davidson County countryside. Public records show Jared dropped $1,825,000 for his new pad — a hefty step up from the “small, fixer-up” he was apparently living in before.

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