After more than a year and a half groping for a buyer, after months quietly asking $28M, after many moons giving tours to the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, TMZ reports that superstar songstress Madonna has finally sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $20M, $2.5M shy of her first official ask. Though rumors that Madge was looking to unload her French Chateau-style spread began swirling in March 2012, the Queen of Pop did not officially list her place until January of this year, when she heaved the compound, complete with a 17,000-square-foot main house and a tennis court, onto the market asking $22.5M. The $20M final sale may be a far cry from the $28M she was originally hoping for, but considering Madonna bought the place (from actress Sela Ward) for $12M just a decade ago, she's still pocketing $8M.
Sadly, there's not a single interior shot of the home—unlike her NYC duplex, which she listed last November, her SoCal estate was never photographed for Arch Digest—but back in January, one of The Real Estalker's informants called the decor "comfy" and "surprisingly normal," a huge disappointment from the world's benevolent dictator of pop. Is it too much to ask that the woman who once stuffed her bosom into a cone-shaped bra and stuffed her Manhattan apartment with works by Salvador Dalí and Picasso to bring that dazzle to her bloated SoCal estate?