Oof, you can feel the anger radiating off of this listing for Rihanna's house in Beverly Crest. RiRi is suing the former owners (who thoroughly remodeled the house in 2007 and 2008) and several other parties, alleging that the house was seriously leaky and became waterlogged after a "moderate rainstorm" in January 2010. Rihanna paid $6.9 million for the house in 2009 and the suit also alleges that she overpaid because her broker didn't give her proper comps. The Real Estalker first floated the sale story this morning, but now the house is officially MLS-listed and categorized as a short sale (meaning Rihanna must have taken on debt to pay for the house). Rihanna's asking $4.5 million.
The listing goes out of its way to stay consistent with the lawsuit: "Home is a MAJOR fixer with EXTENSIVE water intrusion from (but not limited to) roof, windows, doors and balconies. There is EXTENSIVE damage from moisture AND water intrusion. Also encroachment issues and other problems. The home is being sold strictly AS-IS and will be subject to a short-sale." And the photos, as you can see, don't just show a mess of a house, they were actually taken on a rainy day.
The house has eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and a pool on more than eight-tenths of an acre.
· Rihanna Lawsuit Says $6.9 Million House Leaked and Her Broker Didn't Give Her Comps [Curbed LA]