[one_fourth]Size: 12,184 sq ft[/one_fourth]
While most people have to prove their income before getting a mortgage, it probably wasn’t necessary when Chris Paul bought Avril Lavigne’s former home, if a mortgage was necessary. His $68 million dollar four-year contract was more than enough to cover the $8.5 million dollar price tag of the Bel Air mansion. While unloading the mansion, Avril also unloaded other items in her life the same day, including her boyfriend Brody Jenner.
Even though the LA Clipper’s point guard, Paul paid $8.5 million for the Mediterranean-style home, he got a bargain. Lavigne previously had the property listed at $9.5 million for six months and dropped the price to meet Paul’s offer. The home is in a gated community where the median home prices run a roughly $1,722,000.
The house has eight bedrooms and ten baths while situated on slightly over a half acre of land. The new mansion has 12,184 square feet, just enough to move about a bit. It also has a 10-car garage, so there will always be plenty room for his cars, regardless of how many lawn mowers, basketballs or other items Paul stores there.
Of course, there’s a swimming pool outside, it’s right after the covered outdoor living area, which comes complete with tiled floor and a fireplace, just in case there’s a little evening breeze. You can use the Jacuzzi if you don’t care to swim. There is also a barbecue area complete with a dining table.
Going inside, you’ll find the extra amenities no home should be without, such as a wine cellar, staff quarters and a gym with a sauna. Guests are greeted in the two-story foyer. If they manage to make it to the kitchen, they’ll find themselves surrounded by a huge L-shaped countertop/breakfast bar that seats five. Separating the bar from the actual kitchen work area is an island for food preparation with storage and a sink. Of course, there are state of the art appliances. What mansion would be complete without them?
There’s a second kitchen in the home. This one is smaller and very private. It’s in the master bedroom, along with a fireplace, custom walk-in closets and two baths. There’s also a patio off the master suite. If you’ve seen pictures of the home, you might recognize it, since it was once featured on the reality series, “Meet the Barkers” and owned by Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182.
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