Ryan Seacrest is one of America's most recognizable faces. From his days hosting American Idol to his iHeartRadio morning show and most recent stint on Live With Kelly and Ryan, his smiling personaity has won him lots of fame and plenty of fortune - a fortune he hopes to add to by selling his Beverly Hills house for $85 million.
According to TMZ, Seacrest decided to move as he's spending so much more time in New York filming Live With Kelly and Ryan. Seacrest still intends to occasionally commute to LA for his appearance on “American Idol,” but he sees no need to hold on to the grandiose abode.
He originally bought the four-bedroom, six-bath home from fellow TV host superstar Ellen DeGeneres in 2012. He got the mansion for $39 million, and if he sells for market price, he'll make a $44 Million dollar profit.
The price increase might strike as steep, but it should be noted that, aside from its lavish neighborhood, it has a history of high-profile ownership. Originally owned by Will & Grace star Max Mutchnick, it's been a home to some of America’s most influential television figures.
Even more so, it turns out Mutchnick never fully completed some renovations he has in mind, and he's even offered to help upgrade and refurbish the opulent estate now that it's back on sale.
The glorious property is already a resort-like oasis in the heart of busy Los Angeles. Composed of five structures in between garden water installations, the main house spreads across 9,000 square feet with a chef-curated kitchen that converts into an outdoor pizza oven.
In addition, the estate is equipped with a modern lounge, a 22-foot ceiling, a movie theatre, a spa, a top-tier gym and a peaceful meditation garden.
Perhaps among the very few that can afford it, notorious real estate businessman Kurt Rappaport is listing the property.
Don't cry for Seacrest, though. He still has multiple investments in properties on an international scale, including land in Italy, Napa and NYC. We're pretty sure he can live without this one.
Read more and browse through pictures of this splendid estate on TMZ.
Photography by: David Becker