Friday, March 23, 2012

Michael Jackson’s home is for sale at $23.9 million

The 17,000-square foot estate where Michael Jackson lived is now for sale.

The 17,000-square foot estate where Michael Jackson lived is now for sale.

 

The castle-like mansion where Michael Jackson took his last breath has hit the market, and Paris Hilton’s uncle is searching for a moneybags buyer.

Realtor Michael Umansky, the hubby of Hilton’s reality TV star aunt Kyle Richards, has listed the internationally notorious property for $23.9 million.

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 The 17,000-square-foot estate boasts seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and permanent placement in both tourist guides and the annals of pop culture.

Glimmering new images posted online bear little resemblance to the haunting, dreary photos used to convict Jackson’s personal physician Conrad Murray of involuntary manslaughter.

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Those shots gave a rare glimpse at Jackson’s ultra-private inner sanctum — a closed-curtain scene littered with medical equipment, messy piles of personal effects, a poster-sized photo of an unidentified toddler and a blond baby doll left on his deathbed.

Murray is now serving four years behind bars for providing Jackson a lethal dose of the surgery-strength anesthetic propofol, used as a sleep aid.

Umansky said he has a personal stake in finding the right buyer.

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 “I knew him, and my wife has been friends with Michael Jackson since she was 8 to 10 years old,” he told Zillow.com. “I personally think there’s some great energy in the house, and I see it as a major positive. I’m excited to be selling it.”

Umansky’s sister-in-law Kathy Hilton is close friends with the pop icon’s sister La Toya Jackson, and sat front and center during some of Murray’s trial last year.

 Umansky doesn’t mention the King of Pop in the official listing for the Holmby Hills estate, but the broker said Jackson’s tragic 2009 demise is part of the property’s story.

“It is what it is. There’s no need to hide it,” he told Zillow. “Michael Jackson was an amazing human being — he changed music as we know it. Unfortunately, he passed away. It doesn’t take away from the house.” 

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