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With No Pocket-Sale Luck, Madonna Lists Bev Hills Mansion

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Last spring, rumors surfaced that superstar songstress Madonna had pocket-listed her Beverly Hills mansion, hoping to quietly unload the place for $28M. Having received zero worthy takers, Madge has finally heaved her estate into the realm of public fodder, asking $22.5M for the French Chateau-style nine-bedroom, which she purchased for $12M in 2003 from actress Sela Ward. On the property: a 17,000-square-foot main house containing a full-size screening room, assistants' office, and gym, plus a tennis court and a resort-sized pool on the grounds. It's enough for David and Victoria Beckham to take interest—the British duo reportedly scouted out the very same pad in 2007.

For now, there's not a single interior shot of the home—unlike her NYC duplex, which she listed in November, her SoCal estate was never photographed for Arch Digest—but one of The Real Estalker's informants calls the decor "comfy" and "surprisingly normal." Hmm. Normal? From the world's benevolent dictator of pop, the same woman who once stuffed her bosom into a cone-shaped bra, the same woman who once stuffed her Manhattan apartment with works by Salvador Dalí and Picasso? If true, the assessment is a mild disappointment.
· 9425 Sunset Blvd. [Trulia]
· Madonna Wants To Let It Go in Beverly Hills [Real Estalker]
· All Madona coverage [Curbed National]