When celebrities agree to open their homes to Architectural Digest, it's usually because they plan to sell the place in the next year or two, and they figure a spread in a well-respected design magazine can only add to the bottom line. That's what Jennifer Aniston did with her meticulously overhauled Beverly Hills estate, which she sold for $37 million in 2011, a year after it appeared in AD. And last year, Adam Levine showed off his mid-century Hollywood Hills home in the mag, only to unload it a year later. So it wasn't too surprising when reports surfaced that Will and Jada Smith were selling their ridiculously oversized, custom-designed mansion in the Santa Monica Mountains just two years after they mooned over it in the pages of AD.
"The idea was no dead ends," Will gushed of the 25,000-square-foot home's circuitous, swirling floor plan. "To create an infinite cycle that represented what Jada and I hoped for our love."
Realestalker believes the couple has quietly offered up the 150-acre compound near Calabasas, Calif., for $42 million, a price that includes kitchen cabinets crafted from 19th century oak panels, a meditation lounge, a plush screening room, a recording studio (where Willow Smith recorded "Whip My Hair") and a serpent-themed fireplace screen made of copper mesh, hand-hammered bronze and carnelian cabochons.
But a rep for the Smiths denies they're vacating the amour-based abode, which reportedly took them seven years to finish renovating (and moved Questlove to pen an ode to its magnificence).
"This is false," the mouthpiece tells the New York Daily News of the reports. "Their home is not on the market."
The rumored sale of the labor of love raised eyebrows considering that the couple just recently ditched their Hawaiian estate for $20 million. The rumor mill began speculating about whether the twosome were liquidating their assets ahead of a split, a scenario they have repeatedly denied.
Both stars seemed committed to the super-sized Calabasas property for the long haul.
"For Will and me this home was always a spiritual endeavor," Jada explained to Architectural Digest. "We're very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land."
All 25,000 square feet of the land.
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