Pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck wants $6.2 million for Bel-Air perch

Engelbert Humperdinck, the British pop singer who has been releasing music since the 1960s, is shopping around his Mediterranean-style mansion in the hills of Bel-Air for $ 6.2 million.

He will double his money if he gets his prize. Data shows that he paid $ 3 million for the property in 2005.

Perched on a promontory overlooking the Stone Canyon Reservoir, the 1980s haunt is just part of Humperdinck’s international real estate portfolio. Over the years he has owned homes in England, Mexico and Hawaii; in the 1970s, he bought Pink Palace, a bright pink estate once owned by the late movie star Jayne Mansfield in Holmby Hills.

His latest listing is marketed as a demolition or fixer top, as the four-story home stylistically shows its age. Orange walls fill the living rooms and the kitchen is covered with stained glass.

Elsewhere, there are five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a two-story foyer, cinema, games room and wine cellar of 5,600 square meters.

Balconies and patios hang on either side of the home. The front patio has a pool and spa, and the rear has a sun lounge surrounded by dining areas.

David T. Kessler of Coldwell Banker Realty and Allisun Sturges of Frontgate Real Estate hold the listing.

Humperdinck, whose real name is Arnold Dorsey, became prominent in the 1960s with hits such as “Release Me”, “The Last Waltz” and “Am I That Easy to Forget”. Over the years, the 87-year-old has sold more than 140 million records and represented the UK in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

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