Wednesday, April 29, 2009
castillo del lago - madonna's old home - up for sale
HOLLYWOOD -- It's probably not the right economic climate to bring this up, but if you should happen to have an extra $15 million lying around then you, too, can own the Hollywood Hills estate once occupied by Madonna.
Castillo Del Lago -- the dramatic, Hollywood sign-adjacent, Mediterranean manse -- has been put up for sale by current owner, famed commercial director/restaurateur Joe Pytka, for a cool $14,950,000.
The nine-bedroom, six-bathroom estate, located on a three-acre hilltop, boasts 25-foot beamed ceilings, a wine cellar, media room, gym (natch), elevator, courtyards, rose gardens, fountains and a lap pool.
But even more impressive is the fact that Pytka, who also directed several Michael Jackson videos, bought the place last summer for $5.3 million.
Madge originally plunked down $5 mil back in 1993.
full article: http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrities/2009/04/29/9286686-sun.html