- — Most people hold garage sales or donate to thrift shops when preparing to move. Celebrities hold auctions.
About two months ago, Paula Abdul hired an estate sale company to hold her "Designer Estate Sale," where she unloaded high-end furniture and her "fabulous collection of clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories."
With her closets purged and her furniture sold, Abdul then hoisted her Mediterranean-style mansion on the Sherman Oaks real estate market for $1,899,000.
According to property records, Abdul picked up the home in 2000 for $1.285 million — a few years before she renewed her fame as a judge on FOX's show "American Idol."
Abdul rose to popularity as a highly sought-after choreographer in the mid-1980s before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She presided over "American Idol" as a judge for eight years before moving onto her next judging role on the American version of "The X-Factor" with her former "American Idol" co-judge Simon Cowell.
A few weeks ago, FOX announced that Abdul will not be returning to "X-Factor" explaining the Simon Cowell wanted to take the show in "a new direction."
Finding herself between gigs, Abdul may have decided that it was the perfect time to officially list her home.
The gated two-story home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and over 4,500-square feet of living space. Built in 2000, Abdul's home features a grand entry with double staircase, a great room with hardwood floors and a fireplace and French doors opening to a private patio and pool areas. The master suite includes a massive walk-in closet, which once held Abdul's designer duds, and a spa-like bathroom with a balcony overlooking canyon and city views.
The listing is held by Michael Collins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.