Celebrity Home: Eddie Murphy' s former Folsom Lake View Mansion

About the Estate

About the Estate: 9125 Vista De Lago Ct. Granite Bay, CA

Aerial hilltop The estate is nestled at the top of the prestigious Los Lagos Estates community.

The crown jewel of Los Lagos Estates, this incredible Granite Bay mountaintop estate currently owned by a private investor is now offered to discriminating buyers for $12,000,000. Previously purchased and completed in 1998 by Eddie Murphy and his wife Nicole, the unique palatial estate is situated east of Sacramento among 360 luxury homes within the exclusive Granite Bay community.

The Los Lagos Estates borders the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, where there are miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, horseback riding. Minutes away, Los Lagos Equestrian provides everything from boarding to dressage, western, and jumper/hunter training for horse and rider. The area is also home to several golf courses. Folsom Lake provides many other activities such as boating, water skiing, fishing and more. The local communities are steeped in a rich history left from the gold mining era as evidenced by the beautiful victorian buildings in nearby Auburn and Sutter’s Mill, in Coloma where gold was first discovered. Granite Bay, Roseville, Auburn, and Sacramento provide plentiful locations for nearby shopping, dining, and nightlife. Lake Tahoe, a pristine outdoor paradise with its pure waters, casinos, recreational attractions, and 15 ski resorts, is located less than two hours away.  San Francisco’s bustling streets is also located less than 2 hours away. This idyllic location affords a lifestyle of seclusion and comfort without sacrificing the ability to enjoy the amenities of an urban community.

Upon entering the the community of Los Lagos Estates, one is greeted by the guarded gatehouse, majestic fountains, tranquil ponds, and lavish landscaping. The community is full of architecturally stunning and exceptionally crafted custom homes, meticulously kept gardens, and gorgeous tree lined drives. Once reaching the property’s address at the very top of this hillside community, a private gate opens to reveal the splendor of this 2.5-acre compound consisting of a mediterranean inspired 12,000 square foot. main residence and a 5,200 square foot guest home. Lushly landscaped grounds are enhanced by vistas of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Folsom Lake and the Sacramento skyline.

Living Area The 38 foot diameter rotunda is flanked by two masive curved staircases. It boast 20 foot high curved glass windows, the rare Schimmel Pegasus piano, wet bar, fiber optic starlit mural on the ceiling, and views of Folsom Lake and pristine landscaping.

Amenities down to the finest details heighten the sense of luxury, from the Vantage lighting system, handmade artisanal wall finishes, in-floor heating and elevator to extraordinary custom furnishings. Twin curved stairways wrap around the great room, a 38 foot diameter rotunda, with 20 foot high floor to ceiling windows and a hand painted ceiling illuminated by fiber optics creating a starlight atmosphere.

Marble flooring and lush carpeting augment the the great room which adjoins an intimate sitting area complete with fireplace and an opulent formal dining area with a butler’s pantry. The spacious gourmet kitchen with beautiful granite countertops, custom cabinets, an opulent formal dining area with a butler’s pantry, and large breakfast counter opens into the living room and kitchen dining area.

The extravagant master suite comprises of the entire upstairs wing of the home which can be accessible by the homes elevator. The large bed is raised to maximize views from the wrap-around windows that provide sweeping 180 degree views. There is also a private balcony encircling the master bedroom. The master suite also boasts a spa-like master bath with jetted tub, granite counters, grande walk-in closet, and dressing room.

Other rooms of the main house include the individually themed customized children’s’ bedrooms, guest suite/maid’s quarters with kitchen, another guest suite, private office, 12-seat theater, arcade parlor, billiard room, an exercise room, laundry room, and a six-car oversize garage with built-in cabinets. These are just some of the features creating the ultimate family home.

The guest house is where the professional quality gym is located. Photo by Frank Haxton, Digiman Studios The guest house is where the professional quality gym is located.

The guest house has many luxurious amenities sharing similar quality and views of the main house but has a style unique unto itself.Photo by Frank Haxton, Digiman Studios The guest house has many luxurious amenities sharing similar quality and views of the main house but has a style unique unto itself.

The Schimmel Pegasus Piano designed by Luigi Colani is purportedly one of only 14 in existence. It is rumored that Lenny Kravitz, and Prince are two other celebrities to have owned one.. Photo by Frank Haxton, Digiman Studios The Schimmel Pegasus Piano designed by Luigi Colani is purportedly one of only 14 in existence.

The guest house retains some characteristics of the main house yet has it’s own distinct architectural and design identity. Rich warm colors, travertine flooring, and custom carpeting flow throughout the expansive guest house situated on a separate .9-acre parcel. A great room with built-ins and fireplace, kitchen, laundry, three suites, and a total of 6 bathrooms will comfortably accommodate friends and family. The guest house also houses a conference room, a 1,000 square foot. commercial gym and a three car garage.

The home is being sold with all the furnishings acquired with the property from the Murphy family. These furnishings were chosen or custom built especially for the home by the Murphys. This price also includes the rare Luigi Colani designed Schimmel Pegasus piano, reportedly one of only 14 ever built, two others rumored to be owned by Prince and Lenny Kravitz.

In 2007, Jon Kirkpatrick of Chase International Real Estate represented the Nevada investor in his purchase; Nick Sadek of NRS Luxury Estates represented the Murphy’s. Once again these top professionals have joined together to provide the highest level of service to both seller and buyer. NRS is the top real estate agency in Placer County. At the forefront of luxury real estate for the past two decades, Chase is recognized globally for extraordinary service and exemplary marketing of high-end properties.

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