How much does it cost to live like longtime British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck? Far from a song, it will cost you $6.2 million to buy his just listed Los Angeles home.
The 86-year-old “Release Me” star, born Arnold Dorsey, launched this 5,602-square-foot Mediterranean-style space in Bel-Air last week, one of his listing reps confirmed.
It is being advertised as a remodeling or development opportunity, the latter of which would allow a new owner to build a new home on the existing lot with expansive views of the canyons and downtown LA skyline.
Dirt first reported on the listing.
From the looks of it, the residence — Humperdinck’s state retreat — has four levels, five bedrooms, and six bathrooms. It was built in the late 1990s. According to Mansion Global, an LLC associated with the Arnold Dorsey name purchased the mansion in 2005 for $2.99 million.
The reason for the move: Humperdinck and his family, who also spend their time in a home in Leicester, England, want to move to Beverly Hills.
“I sold him the property… [he’s] been there ever since,” Coldwell Banker Realty’s David Kessler — who shares the listing with FrontGate Real Estate’s Allisun Sturges — told The Post. “But his kids are grown now… Having lived on this property for well over 17 years, he wants to find an alternative property in Beverly Hills, which we are working on as we speak.”
What Humperdinck leaves behind, should a new owner keep the property as is, is still quite beautiful.
The guarded house opens to a double height foyer. Hardwood floors adorn the living room and bar/den, which also have their own fireplaces. Under a stained glass ceiling, the kitchen is large enough to accommodate a center island and breakfast area. Upstairs are four bedrooms – one is the master which includes a living room and fireplace.
The property also includes an apartment with its own entrance, a kitchen, a living area, a bedroom and a bathroom. In the lower levels there is a cinema, a wine cellar, a sauna and a gym. Outside there is a heated pool and spa.
The listing also notes that the property is on the street it is on.
“The privacy, the security, the serenity — truly the epitome of the Bel Air lifestyle, being the king of the mountain at the top with an amazing view,” said Kessler.