By Laura Vecsey
When you’re a Grammy and Oscar-winning artist whose second album sold enough copies to make it the top record of 2011 and 2012, you deserve a home fit for a queen, or a Cowardly Lion.
That’s what Adele had in the 1.3-acre Beverly Hills “crash pad” she had been renting. Now the estate with swimming pool, tennis court and indoor bowling alley is on the market for $25.58 million.
Built in 1941 for actor Bert Lahr who played the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz,” the home has seen its share of A-List entertainers, from Paul McCartney to Melanie Griffith. Adele needed a luxurious estate to hang out in with her fiancé and young son while her beach house back in England was being renovated.
Maybe the 2-master-suite/3-additional-bedroom/7-bathroom abode brought more good karma for Adele, who brought home an Oscar for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards.
March Madness Means Ft. Myers Exit for Hot Coach
Andy Enfield is moving to Los Angeles with a new job at the University of Southern California.
Who is Andy Enfield?
If you don’t know the answer, you weren’t watching the 2013 NCAA basketball tournament. Enfield was the Florida Gulf Coast University coach whose 15th-seeded Eagles upset No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State before getting bounced by Florida.
No wonder Enfield had already listed his 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home on Via Lago Way in Fort Myers for $675,000. That is $50,000 less than Enfield paid for the 3,400-square foot home that boasts all the amenities you’d expect in a gated community, including its own pool.
Now we’ll wait and see where the king of “Dunk City” and his family land in Los Angeles – a great place for a hot coach and his former model wife, even if perennially underachieving USC proves a tougher assignment than Enfield’s last Cinderella school.
Hey Big Spender
Dizzying. That’s the word that sums up hedge fund manager Steven Cohen’s recent forays into the worlds of art and real estate.
After dropping $155 million for Picasso’s “Le Rêve,” the SAC Capital kingpin bought an oceanfront East Hampton estate for $60 million and listed his Bloomberg Tower duplex for $115 million, a triple play first reported by The New York Times.
Appropriately, the new place in the Hamptons is on Further Lane. With his kind of capital, Cohen proved he could, indeed, go further.