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Lady Gaga Dropped $23M on a Vaguely European Malibu Estate

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TMZ reports that Lady Gaga has bought a 10,270-square-foot house in the Zuma Beach neighborhood of Malibu, California. The mansion was listed in June for $24.95M by Dan Romanelli, founder of the Warner Brothers Worldwide Consumer Products Division, around which time there was much talk of his home having a "Batcave," seeing as he developed a lot of the toys and apparel linked to the Batman movies. Curbed is sad to report that, while it does have an underground bowling alley reached via secret passage, there is nary a stalagmite or costume display case to be found in Lady Gaga's new basement rec room. (The latter will likely be remedied soon.)

The "Batcave," which looks like a McMansion-y basement save for the "1960s-era two-lane bowling alley," also has a wetbar-equipped theater and an 800-bottle wine cellar. The 2005 house was designed by "notable" architect Steve Giannetti, and "tastefully and timelessly" decorated by "celebrated" interior designer Madeline Stuart, according to the listing, who both took inspiration from "traditional homes in the South of France." If Lady Gaga did indeed buy it, it's the Ikea-inspired perennial renter's first home in SoCal, and Curbed is again sad to report that it's a very "Chillin' with Tony Bennett"-era Gaga home and not a pre-Miley, pre-Minaj crazy for crazy's sake Gaga home, which would undoubtedly be more fun to look at. (It might look something like this.) Hopefully, she'll channel that energy when she decorates.

Sited on six acres, the beachfront house has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a safe room, and an office with an attached gym and elevator. The grounds come with a saltwater pool, an eight-horse stable with a dressage ring, a guest cottage, and a bocce ball court. The Redfin listing shows that it sold in early September for $23M.

· Lady Gaga drops $24M in Malibu [TMZ via Curbed LA]
· Malibu Mansion With Secret-Entry Bowling Alley Asking $25M [Curbed LA]
· 30460 Morning View Drive [The Agency; Redfin]
· All Lady Gaga coverage [Curbed National]
· All Malibu coverage [Curbed National]