Jennifer Lopez might want to be thought of as “Jenny of the block” but that is only because her block has a Hamptons Mansion on it; while she splurges and coughs up $10 Million for this luxurious “new” mansion.
Lopez has come a long way baby, all the way from the Bronx and presumably she doesn’t plan on going back there to live, unless she plans on getting the whole thing moved back to her old neighbourhood. It has been reported that she agreed to $10 million price tag for this deluxe summer home in the Hamptons New York.
At least according to the New York Post and Zillow. The New York Post alleges that the former American Idol judge has toured the estate several times in recent weeks with her 5-year-old twins, Max and Emme, and her current boyfriend Casper Smart aged 25.
The mansion was built in 2004 and the Water Mill, New York property sits on its own cul-de-sac on three acres of land, with, according to sources, “plenty of room to build a guest house for visiting family, staff, or for more of her entourage.” There shouldn’t be any concerns about the house getting swallowed up by all that land as the house itself is large, to say the least; measuring in at 8,659 square feet, with eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Of course no manion would be complete without a pool and this one has not just a pool but a pool house, sauna, steam room and its own private movie theatre.
Amazingly the New York Post reports that the mansion and its grounds (including the pool and the other amenities) was previously listed as a summer rental. For a cool $425,000 the entire glorious package could be yours for three months over the summer.
Lopez, who is rapidly approaching her mid-forties, spoke to Harper’s Bazaar magazine earlier this year about trying to find a good balance between glitz and grace in her home life. She said in the interview that, “I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids’ hair, pick up their clothes — that makes our life beautiful, you know?”
The superstar’s reported purchase follows reports that her “ex” Marc Anthony paid $2.5 million for a bachelor pad in Encino, California. According to the real estate website Trulia, the singer purchased a gated Italian Villa with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a two-story foyer, along with a fountain on the grounds.
While being denigrated by the world’s press for her “diva-like” attitude, her influence as an actor, performer, entertainer and fashion icon has garnered her a lot of praise. She has been cited as an idol and influence by quite a number of her peers including Jessica Alba, Kat DeLuna,Becky G, Kerry Washington, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez,Raquel Castro and Pitbull among others.
One can only assume that if all these professional women are emulating Lopez’s fashion and lifestyle choices that they may decide to splash out for a palatial summer home as well. If they choose one in the Hamptons, they can all be on Jenny’s block.
By Michael Smith