Soon, Alicia Keys and her family will be moving into a sprawling Englewood, New Jersey mansion once belonging to Eddie Murphy.
The Post reports the diva and her husband Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beats) are currently closing on the deal, purchasing the property (known as Bubble Hill) for a nice discount of $15 million down from a $30 million listing price; a price which took a dive due to the recent real estate slump. A source says the deal also includes some of Eddie’s furniture!
Murphy bought the house in 1983 for $3.5 million. Back then, it was only 10,000 sq. feet, the comedian has since added 15,000 more square footage of shear luxury. On the market for 8 years, the house has 32 rooms (8 bedrooms), a bowling alley, racquetball and tennis courts, a high-tech recording studio, two elevators, an indoor pool, 10 full baths, four half-baths, and a large guesthouse. The home is 20 minutes outside of New York City, and incorporates the perfect balance of slow suburban life and the bustling city.
Alicia and Swizz are now attempting to sell their SoHo penthouse for $17.95 million which was bought from rocker Lenny Kravitz in 2010 for almost $13 million.