Expectant parents/Twitter personalities John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have a brand new house in Los Angeles's Beverly Crest 'hood, and it was once owned and hated by Rihanna. "Rihanna lived in and hated this house" is the newest, hottest status symbol. Ri paid $6.9 million for the then-new mansion in 2009; in 2011, she filed a lawsuit claiming the place flooded in a "moderate rainstorm," then put it up for sale in a listing that angrily declared "There is EXTENSIVE damage from moisture AND water intrusion." (The photos were dire too.) She sold it in early 2012 for just $5.03 million to someone who immediately flipped it back onto the market, asking $9.95 million. Unsurprisingly, no one bit, the house lingered on the market, and prices were chopped until it finally sold again in 2014 for $7.645 million, according to Redfin. That buyer gave the place a fancy, expensive reno and flipped it once again onto the market last January, for $16.895 million. And now it's John and Chrissy's, Variety reports.
The house today comes with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a billiard/party room with bar, theater, "9 flat screen TVs," gym, sauna, "infinity soaking tub," "fully integrated high tech Crestron & security system," and city and canyon views, all set on .86 acres at the end of a cul de sac. There are also permits to add an infinity pool. Legend and Teigen laid down $14.1 million for it.
· John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Pick Up Beverly Hills Mansion Once Owned By Rihanna [Variety]
· Rihanna Lawsuit Says $6.9 Million House Leaked and Her Broker Didn't Give Her Comps [Curbed LA]
· Rihanna Lists Leaky Bev Crest House as $4.5 Million Short Sale [Curbed LA]