By: Nikita Weber
Lady Gaga recently purchased a new $22.5 million estate in Malibu. Although she owns several homes around the world, Gaga made her largest and most extravagant purchase this October. Also, her new home is only minutes away from Malibu High School.
Dan Romanelli, the founder of Warner Brothers’ Worldwide Consumer Products Division, listed the mansion in June for $24.95 million. The home has a number of unique amenities. In addition to an ocean view and beach front location, the house has a bar, home theater, 800-bottle wine cellar, and a 1960s-era two-lane indoor bowling alley. These extravagant features are accessible through a secret door known as the “clandestine entry”.
The 10,270 square-foot home includes seven bathrooms, five bedrooms, and exercise room, an office, and an elevator. It also has a guest lodge, eight-horse stable, salt-water pool, and a bocce ball court.
The eccentric estate is located on Morning View Drive, the same street as Malibu High School. With such close proximity to the pop-stars’ home, what will happen with paparazzi or fans is a mystery.
“I think there will be a possible increase in paparazzi, however it won’t be a huge issue since [Lady Gaga] is a celebrity and will be constantly away traveling”, senior Vincent Hannley said.
Being one of the most well known singers in the world, Gaga is constantly under the public eye. Due to this immense amount of fame, Gaga is frequently on the road working and touring, so it is unlikely she will be in her new multi-million dollar home often.
Junior Nancy Walecki said, “Gaga has a hectic and fast moving career, which forces her to be away working. I bet she may visit this home during the summer for a short vacation.”
The paparazzi have not been an issue thus far. For now, Lady Gaga can enjoy her days off swimming, horseback riding, and bowling in her new home.
MHS senior and new neighbor to Gaga, Mia Green, said, “It looks like I’ll be blasting “Just Dance’ and “Born This Way” in my car more often while passing her house.”