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Simon Cowell floats Beverly Hills home as $20-million pocket listing

September 23, 2013|By Lauren Beale
  • Demi Lovato, left, and Simon Cowell are among the judges of "The X-Factor" on Fox.
Demi Lovato, left, and Simon Cowell are among the judges of "The X-Factor"… (Ray Mickshaw / MCT )

Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills house.

Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated home, is asking $20 million, local real estate agents confirm.

He bought the Trousdale Estates area house two years ago from Randy Phillips of concert-promotion powerhouse AEG Live in an off-market deal. Phillips has a passion for mid-century homes and had planned to move into the 1966 trophy home that he restored.

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When approached about selling the home, Phillips decided to test the water. “I came up with the price that I didn’t think anyone would match or meet, so I didn’t think I was in trouble of losing my house,” he told the Los Angeles Times last year.

The house, which sits on more than half an acre with a swimming pool, has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 7,265 square feet of living space, according to public records. Features include city views, an outdoor entertainment  area, a screening room and a  formal dining room with walls of glass.

Cowell, 53, is known to television audiences for his role as a music judge on shows including "The X-Factor," "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent."


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