Engelbert Humperdinck, the British pop singer who has been releasing music since the 1960s, is shopping at his Mediterranean-style mansion in the hills of Bel-Air for $ 6.2 million.
He will double his money if he gets his price. Records show that he paid $ 3 million for the property in 2005.
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Stone Canyon Reservoir, the 1980s haunt is just one piece of Humperdinck’s international real estate portfolio. Over the years he has owned homes in England, Mexico and Hawaii; in the 70s, bought the pink palacea bright pink estate once owned by the late movie star Jayne Mansfield in Holmby Hills.
Aerial view of the house. (Noël Kleinman)
The entrance. (Noël Kleinman)
the atrium (Noël Kleinman)
The livingroom. (Noël Kleinman)
The dining room. (Noël Kleinman)
The kitchen. (Noël Kleinman)
Theater. (Noël Kleinman)
The patio. (Noël Kleinman)
The four-story house. (Noël Kleinman)
The swimming pool. (Noël Kleinman)
The house in the hills. (Noël Kleinman)
The house of the 80s. (Noël Kleinman)
His latest listing is being marketed as a wrecker or repairer, as the four-story residence stylistically shows its age. Orange walls fill the living spaces and the kitchen is covered with glass.
Elsewhere there are five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a two-story foyer, a movie theater, a game room, and a 5,600-square-foot basement.
Balconies and patios hang from each side of the house. The front patio features a swimming pool and spa, while the back patio adds a sundeck surrounded by dining areas.
David T. Kessler of Coldwell Banker Realty and Allisun Sturges of Frontgate Real Estate hold the stock.
Humperdinck, whose real name is Arnold Dorsey, rose to prominence in the 1960s with hits like “Release Me”, “The Last Waltz” and “Am I That Easy to Forget”. Over the next several years, the 87-year-old has sold more than 140 million records and represented the UK at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.