Grammy winners Alicia Keys and Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean have finally found a buyer for their Englewood house after being on the market for over half a decade.
Earlier this month, a sprawling estate in an upscale neighborhood of Englewood sold after initially being listed back in 2015. The home, sometimes referred to as Bubble Hill, was once owned by comedy superstar Eddie Murphy before he sold it for $12 million back in 2012.
Murphy off-loaded the property to another famous couple, as R&B singer Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz purchased the home. Keys rose to fame in the early 2000s with original songs like “If I Ain’t Got You,” “No One,” and “Girl on Fire,” winning 15 Grammys along the way, while Swizz Beatz has produced hits for artists like DMX, Beyonce, and Kayne West.
The house, situated on about five and a half acres of land, had been on the market for years. The couple originally listed the property for $14.9 million before finally slashing the price to $9.99 million last summer. Owning the home ended up as a $6 million loss for the pair.
The property is nonetheless impressive, as the 25,000-square-foot Colonial-style home features six bedrooms and a whopping 10 full bathrooms. The house includes several unique features including a recording studio, two bowling lanes, two elevators, a movie theater, and an indoor pool.
Other perks at the property include five fireplaces and a detached five-car parking garage. The home, which was built in the 1980s and features a brick exterior, comes with an eye-popping annual property tax bill of $257,876/year. It was listed for sale through the Franklin Lakes office of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey.
Keys and Swizz Beatz, who married in 2010 and have two children together, have reportedly relocated to the West Coast. The family resides in a California mansion known as “Razor House” that they purchased three years ago for $20.8 million. The home was designed by Wallace E. Cunningham and is believed to be the inspiration behind Tony Stark’s residence from the “Iron Man” movies.
The sale of an Englewood mansion for a steep discount is turning into a bit of a trend, as a historic estate once home to both Joseph Kennedy and movie star Gloria Swanson sold last year for 88% off the list price. That home, known as the Gloria Crest Estate, sold for $4.6 million after initially hitting the market with an asking price of $39 million.