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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Stevie Wonder snaps up lavish LA mansion

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Stevie Wonder snaps up lavish LA mansion

Music legend Stevie Wonder has recently bought himself a luxe mansion in Bel-Air, dropping $USD 13.85 million ($NZD 20.46 million).

According to Dirt, the elaborate estate was formerly owned by Prince Mohammed bin Faisal bin Saud al-Saud, who hasn’t spent much time in the area and has apparently been renting the home for $USD 75,000 a month.

The home was first listed for sale in 2017 for a whopping $USD 25 million ($NZD 36.93 million), before the price began to nosedive.

In early 2018, the price fell to $USD 23.5 million, followed by a reduction to $USD 20 million eight months later and a final discount to $USD 17.95 million at the end of the year. Still failing to find a buyer, the home was eventually floated off the market for a few years before it returned in April 2021 with a price tag of $USD 14.7 million.

It was eventually snapped up by Wonder at an almost 50 percent discount off its initial price.

Built in 2009, the Superstition singer’s new 1858-square-metre home includes 11 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, high ceilings, and a mix of wood and stone floors throughout.

The home also boasts a formal dining room, professional kitchen, home theatre, bar, and entertainment room with its own pool table, card table, and pinball machines, and a wine cellar that can hold up to 2550 bottles.

On the second floor, the master bedroom comes with a private sitting area and a balcony that overlooks the pool.

The lavish estate also includes space for guest or staff quarters, and a lift connecting all three floors.

Outside, the half-acre grounds include a pool, spa and waterfall, as well as a patio and outdoor fireplace.

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