Multiple Grammy winner Alicia Keys is opening the doors of her luxury Phoenix home for someone else to enjoy.
In what appears to have just become public knowledge, the music superstar has quietly owned a home here in the Valley since 2008 and is now putting it on market with an asking price of $3.85 million.
In a statement to The Arizona Republic, Keys says she and her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz, bought the 7,881-square-foot mansion they dubbed Dreamland because of it’s “magical” feel.
“The way the mountains remind you of your smallness and inspire you to be great all at the same time is so powerful,” Keys said in reference to the home’s panoramic views. She added, “There’s really no place in the world like it!”
Keys said she and Beatz are selling the home now because they won’t be able to use the house enough with their two young children. “We want someone who could fully use and appreciate this wonderful home. We want to see someone own it, love it and make a life there,” she added.
Built in 2004, the multi-story Santa Barbara/Tuscan-style home boasts 20-foot windows and a glass waterfall inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural designs. It has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and a six-car garage. Other features include an 800-bottle wine cellar, a game room with a wet bar, a gym room, a bonus room and elevator and a bi-level patio that overlooks a negative edge pool, spa, and view of the city from its perch atop Camelback Mountain near 44th St. and Camelback Rd.
The home was listed by Kristle Jensen of Luxury Treehouse Realty who describes it as “artistically designed for entertaining and upscale living.”
If you plan on making an offer, it might be worth noting that that upscale living comes with an upscale mortgage. The current monthly drop for Keys’ pad is reportedly $18,075.
A 15-time Grammy winner, Alicia Keys released her hit debut album “Songs in A Minor” in 2001, featuring her smash hit “Fallin’.” Keys, now 35, has released four top-selling albums since then including 2012’s “Girl on Fire.”
– Suzanne Wilson, Phoenix.org