Memorial Day Quickie: Adele buys in LA’s most star-studded enclave

As you might have heard, kiddies, international superstar (and Porsche owner!) Adele has paid $9,500,000 for a house in Beverly Hills (Post Office) in a top-secret deal.

Funny thing is, this sale actually happened over a month ago. And the property was yanked off the MLS just prior to being sold, which (as always) is a clear indication to anyone that the buyer was a high-profile person of some sort. In fact, Yolanda and Your Mama have been “investigating” this one for weeks.

Because of the way the mysterious trust that acquired the property (“The Gatefield Trust”) was set up, we both initially assumed it was indeed our gurl Adele who bought the house. But when Yolanda asked one of our best little birdies (who has always been dead-on accurate in the past) we were told it was not Adele but rather fellow Brit pop stars Cheryl Cole & Liam Payne.

Weird, right? We’re not sure why things got so mixed up. We think someone might have been spreading false rumors to throw us off the scent. Naughty, naughty!

And so, alas. We were befuddled and we sat on this uber-juicy story. We snoozed and we “losed”. But you win some and you lose some in this silly “game”, and we’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Our homegurls at TMZ were the first to spill the beans about this one. Your gurl indeed has a new house and it just happens to be right around the corner from her new-ish BFF Jennifer Lawrence. Literally.

“Deciding whom to borrow that cup of sugar from has never been so difficult.”

Not only that, but there’s a whole bunch of other celebs that are so close that Ms. Adkins could reach out and touch them. Directly next door is the house that Nicole Ritchie (and whichever Madden boy she’s hitched to) recently paid $6,700,000 for, and directly across the street is Penelope Cruz’s modest abode. Directly behind Ms. Adkins is a traditional two-story mansion that was acquired rather recently by Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis for about $10,200,000. Also in the hood are Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban, Ziggy Marley, Cameron Diaz, and Zoe Saldana (she just paid $8,700,000 for Kimora Lee Simmons’ former crib).

In fact, y’all, this little “Hidden Valley” enclave off Coldwater Canyon (there’s about 30 houses tucked away in the guarded-but-not-gated community) has easily become the most celeb-packed pocket of LA, in your gurl’s opinion. And it’s only becoming more so — all five of the most recent home sales in the enclave have been purchased by celebrities.

Anyway, let’s take a quick gander at the house — which was sold by Emmy-winning TV producer and director Don Mischer.

The mini-estate — which is sited on a generous (for the neighborhood) .41-acre lot — has a gated cobblestone motorcourt and attached two car garage. The two-story Traditional-ish casa, which weighs in at a substantial 6,597 square feet, has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, all of which look like they were decorated courtesy of Pottery Barn, right? The house also has flagstone-topped terraces out back with a simple, rectangular-shaped swimming pool and adjacent spa.

Listen up — there ain’t nothin’ wrong with this place, if that’s the sort of thing you go in for. It’s just that we know Adele has been on a long, multi-year LA house hunt spanning from Malibu to Los Feliz, so it’s a bit surprising to Yolanda that she’d settle on something so stylistically muted and well… mundane. Perhaps it was indeed the location that drew in Ms. Adele.

Anyway, Mazel Tov on your new manor, gurl. Looks like you’ve got a neighborhood squad to rival Taylor Swift’s cackling crew.


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