J. Lo’s old place hits right note

Los Angeles Times - - HOT PROPERTY -

Singer Phil Collins has bought the one time Mi­ami Beach man­sion of Jen­nifer Lopez for $33 mil­lion.

The seller was healthcare ex­ec­u­tive Mark Gainor and his wife, El­yse, who bought the prop­erty from Lopez a decade ago.

The1.2-acre­wa­ter­front es­tate cen­ters on a ren­o­vated1929 villa with 200 feet of wa­ter front in­clud­ing a boat dock along Bis­cayne Bay.

The con­tem­po­rary Euro­pean-style man­sion is en­tered through a two-story domed ro­tund a foyer topped by a sky­light. A media room, a wine cel­lar, a gym, seven bed­rooms, eight full bath­rooms and three pow­der rooms are in­cluded in the12,153 square feet of liv­ing space.

A court yard with a koi pond, gar­dens, palm trees andwater-fac­ing swimming pool and spa com­plete the grounds.

Collins, 64, is known for his solo work and as lead singer and drum­mer with the group Ge­n­e­sis. The seven-time Grammy win­ner, who an­nounced his re­tire­ment in 2011, is one of the all-time best­selling record­ing artists.

Ac­tress, dancer and singer Lopez, 45, is cur­rently try­ing to find a buyer for her three-acre es­tate in the gated South­ern Cal­i­for­nia com­mu­nity of Hid­den Hills.

Nel­son Gon­za­lez of EWM Realty/Christie’s In­ter­na­tional Real Es­tate was the list­ing agent. Mathieu Ro­chette of Bar­clay’s Real Es­tate Group rep­re­sented Collins.

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