Unable to sell his 52-room mansion in Connecticut, 50 is slashing prices
Apparently the market for a 50,000 square foot, 52 room mansion equiped with an elevator, night club and recording studio is slim these days. After originally asking $18.5 million, Curtis is now selling the Farmington Estate, or the "Playboy Mansion of the East" as he calls it, for a dollar under $10 million.
50 bought the house in 2003 off of Mike Tyson's ex-wife Monica Turner for $4.1 million, who originally asked $25 million. Curtis has reportedly put in improvements and additions costing as much as $6 million.
The house boats 19 bedrooms across three wings, 25 full baths, 14 powder rooms, several kitchens, an elevator, a fully equipped 3,500 square-foot night club complete with a swing hanging from the ceiling and an adjoining private room for after-hours entertainment. Throw in a recording studio, conference room, home theatre, a billiards room, a racquet ball court, gym, fitness facilities, locker room, an indoor pool with a brick-floor surround and a shooting range.
The house is on more than 17 acres and features a basketball court, with a roofed viewing platform, a tennis court, an infinity pool, backstopped by a landscaped cliff, a hot tub behind a waterfall, a rock grotto and a private helicopter pad. Buyers beware, property taxes run about $100,000 a year.