Just last month, talent-show creator and judge Simon Cowell purchased a Hidden Hills residence from singer Leona Lewis for $3.9 million. The strange thing is, Cowell turned around and listed the property with a $3.7 million ask just days later.
Speculation about the change of heart has been rife, but in any case Cowell didn’t have long to wait for a buyer. This week, the property changed hands again, closing at $3.6 million. Not surprising, as the diminutive equestrian-enthusiast’s estate is quite charming.
The main house—a pleasant enough single-story affair that was constructed in 1963—features a brick exterior, with a brick front walk curving around to account for primary and secondary entrances, and lawns dotted with mature trees occupying a goodly-sized chunk of the 1.17 acres of land. A stable and an arena cover equestrian necessities.
The estate is geared toward entertaining just as readily as riding, though. A large, open living room, a pair of wet bars, and a covered pavilion are all features of the property generally. A guest house on the grounds brings the total interior living space to about 6,000 sq. ft. There are five bedrooms and seven baths between the two houses.
Cowell sold two homes in Beverly hills this summer; one for $25 million, and another for $14.5 million. He recently had surgery on his back after suffering an accident while riding his powerful e-bike. He seems to be recovering well, according to reports.