Nearly 6 years after his death, Michael Jackson’s beloved “Neverland” estate is up for sale. The singer purchased the now-iconic estate in 1987 for $19.5 million. It is currently on the market for a whopping $100 million. But you’ll have to bring your own amusement park rides and zoo animals.
Nestled among the hills, the 2,700 acres about 40 minutes outside of Santa Barbara are a sight to behold. There are 22 separate structures on the property, including a 12,000-square-foot multi-gabled main house and two separate guest houses. The main house has 6 bedrooms and staff quarters.
Many of the property’s perks are standard celebrity real estate accouterments: a swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court and 50-seat movie theater with balcony. There are also two lakes.
Other fantastical structures are from Jackson’s imagination: railways and the grand train station he had built, a floral clock that spells “Neverland” and a “Neverland Valley Fire Department” firehouse that was, at one time, staffed with full-time firefighters. The stage in the movie theater even includes trap doors for magic performances.
But the amusement park rides and zoo animals Jackson kept on property are all gone, save a lonely llama.
Other Jackson-related real estate has been put up for sale in the last few years. A Las Vegas home where he was the last tenant was listed at $19.5 million. Jackson lived in the guest villa instead of the main house while rehearsing for his Las Vegas show.
Then there’s the home where Jackson died which hit the market for $23.9 million. That home was leased for Jackson by concert promoter AEG Live while the superstar prepared for his comeback tour in 2007.
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