If you’re anything like us, you’ve grown up having a major girl crush on Jennifer Lopez and her large living lifestyle.
One of the hardest working triple threats in Hollywood and a dedicated Mama bear, Jennifer has built an empire off of her talent, tenacity and enviable assets.
One of her latest assets is a lavish $28 million Bel-Air estate, purchase from actress Sela Ward and her husband, Howard Sherman.
“We walked into this house, and I said, ‘This is where I want my kids to grow up.’” said Lopez, 48. Lopez of course referring to her 9-year-old twins, Emme Maribel and Maximilian David, with ex Marc Anthony.
When discussing the purchase Lopez had this to say, “You have to imagine your life, and what you want to be in it, and I imagined we would be very happy here no matter what.”
According to the LA Times, Ward and Sherman purchased the property more than a decade ago for $3.8 million and drew inspiration from French country style in reimagining the home. Handpicked items from across the globe and materials reclaimed from vintage structures in Mississippi and Louisiana give the home a worldly ambiance as seen in these images.
No doubt Jen has made some décor changes, bringing a sea of whites and creams to create the perfect lofty home for her family since then.
So what do you get for the $28million price tag?
The eight-acre estate centers on a 14,000-square-foot main house that was originally designed by architect Samuel Marx and built in 1940. Two guest cottages, a 100-seat outdoor amphitheater and an infinity-edge swimming pool also lie within the grounds.
Drawing from European elegance and American comforts, the home boasts such amenities as a 30-seat home theater, a skylight-topped and stone-walled kitchen, a dedicated massage room and a pub. Yes, a pub!
One guest house has been used as an art studio, and the other features a screened porch and rose garden. Perhaps transformed into a recording studio or a gym?
In all, there are seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 10 carved wood or stone fireplaces. Plenty of room to get cozy with her new love A.Rod and their blended family! Rodriguez, 42, has two children of his own — Natasha, 12, and Ella, 9 — from his previous relationship with Cynthia Scurtis.
Outdoors, the park-like grounds feature a series of waterfalls that feed into koi ponds, a man-made swimming pond with a beach entry, a miniature golf course and a stone cabana. Stone terraces and verandas lead to acres of walking paths and trails.
The house came to market in September 2016 for $39.995 million, but Jen negotiated it down for a mere $28 shmackaroons according to property records.
So, what do you think of Jen’s new digs?