After seven years on the market, comedian Eddie Murphy's New Jersey mansion finally has been sold, to none other than Alicia Keys.
Murphy originally put the mansion on the market for an asking price of $30 million. Over the years, he has lowered it until Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz snatched it up for a price between $12 and $15 million, according to reports from the Daily Mail and Inquisitr.
The Englewood mansion features 32 rooms, including eight bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a movie theater, an indoor pool and a bowling alley. Murphy originally purchased the mansion in 1985 for $3.5 million.
Nicknaming it Bubble Hill, Murphy expanded the 10,000-square-foot property into a 25,000 square foot mansion. The property is on a two-acre lot.
Not known as a celebrity hotspot, part of Englewood is a quiet but affluent haven for people who value privacy and space but want to remain close to New York City.
“This is the closest mileage to New York City for anyone on Wall Street or in the music industry,” real estate agent Michel Kolsky told Inquisitr. “It may not be as pretty as Greenwich [Conn.], but only here can you have a house like this, come home to tuck your kids in bed and be back in the city 20 minutes later.”
Previously, Keys and Swizz Beatz had been living in a SoHo, Manhattan, house formerly owned by Lenny Kravitz. The SoHo property, which they purchased in 2010 for $12.75 million, is currently on the market for just under $18 million.
While Murphy put plenty of money and time into the New Jersey mansion, he reportedly spends much more time at his even larger property in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. His California property is a lavish Spanish-style villa with a large pool and plenty of greenery.