POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (MO.Properties) – “Fox News Boss New Owner Of Cheryl Tiegs’ Home”
Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation, co-chair of the “Wall Street Journal” and son of Rupert Murdoch, has purchased his supermodel-neighbor Cheryl Tiegs’ Balinese-style home for $14.1 million. The home was listed at $18.5 million.
Although Murdoch has not explained why he bought his neighbor’s home, it was likely for more privacy as Tiegs’ 1.5 acres adjoins his 10-acre estate, Chartwell Mansion, that he bought last year for $150 million. When it was the most expensive home on the market in the United States. Chartwell, seen as the TV home of the oil-rich Clampett family in the 1960’s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” was originally priced at an eye-watering $350 million. Murdoch now owns a massive statement property and added Cheryl’s home with its tropical touches. In contrast to the formality of Chartwell’s French neo-classic style.
The Tiegs’ home, both inside and out, has the look and feel of an island in the tropics with its own koi pond and lily pads at the entrance behind gates that open to a long drive adding more privacy. Palms, huge Monstera vines and tropical flowers abound in the landscape and along paths. The house itself is a study in bold natural elements, textures and colors from fabrics, floors, glass walls opening to vegetation and stunning hilltop views. The 4,770-square-foot house has five bedrooms, five baths, huge open spaces for entertaining both inside and out, a wine cellar, pool and guest house with a three-car garage. While Tiegs spent freely to restore the home, a king’s ransom could not have created a more perfect decor to complement its Balinese style of architecture.
Murdoch’s new homes are located in Bel Air among some of L.A.’s most elegant estates where adding an additional next-door property when they become available is not unusual. Chartwell’s previous owner added another neighbor’s home, Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s former residence, to the estate. Located within The Platinum Triangle of Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and Bel Air, the neighborhood draws celebrity residents including Rod Stewart, Steve Martin and was home to Kenny Rogers, Elvis Presley, Sonny and Cher and many other highly successful musicians and film stars.
Lachlan Murdoch has just purchased supermodel Cheryl Tiegs’ Balinese-style home for $14.1 million. It adjoins Murdoch’s recent $150 million purchase of the Chartwell Mansion. The listing was held by Jade and Tiffany Mills of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills. Murdoch was represented by Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills.
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