After nearly five years on and off the market, actor and producer Mark Wahlberg finally found a buyer for his Beverly Hills mansion. The home just sold for the asking price of $12.995 million, much less than what Wahlberg tried to get for it in 2008, when he listed it for $15.9 million.
The 11,500 square foot home is a far cry from Wahlberg’s humble Boston roots. It comes with a screening room, recording studio, and a detached gym with a full-size boxing ring where Marky Mark stays in shape. Outside, there’s a sports court for playing basketball, tennis, or racquetball, a putting green, and a swimming pool with a water slide. The home is designed for entertaining, with a two-bedroom guest house, large living and dining areas, and plenty of space to hang out by the pool. It sits on nearly two acres overlooking Benedict Canyon.
Wahlberg purchased the property in 2001 for around $5 million, and spent two years remodeling the estate, which might explain why he first listed it for $10 million more than he paid. The home is listed by Hillel Sanowicz, of Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz. Additional information is available on Redfin.com.
In May 2009 Wahlberg purchased more than six acres in Beverly Park for $8.25 million. He then commissioned a 34,000 square foot Mediterranean-style villa designed by Annette English and the Landry Design Group, which also designed the homes of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Wayne Gretzky, Kenny G. and Rod Stewart. Wahlberg’s new custom-built home includes a home theater, massive wine cellar, kids rooms with adorable built-in beds, and a large home gym. You can check out the photos on Annette English’s site.