Kelly Clarkson has installed a new playground in the $5.5 million Toluca Lake mansion she purchased last month, exclusive photos obtained by The Post show.
Inflatable pool toys, bicycles, a trampoline and various toys litter the backyard. The playground is decked out with a slide, swings and a playhouse, photos show.
The “Stronger” singer and her kids are settling in after the court awarded her primary custody of 7-year-old River Rose and 5-year-old Remington Alexander, whom she shares with her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, Page Six previously reported. Montana resident Blackstock has visitation rights at Clarkson’s house, and they will also visit him on certain holidays.
The “Since U Been Gone” singer bought the mansion for $5.445 million after finally selling her Hendersonville, Tennessee, mansion for $6.3 million after four years on the market. The location northwest of Los Angeles will allow her to continue shooting “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which is slated to replace the daytime television slot of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
The “American Idol” alum‘s five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home spans almost 5,000 square feet, according to Los Angeles assessor records.
Upon approaching the gated estate, guests can park in the motor court or in the three-car garage before stepping up to the red brick patio, which teases visitors with leaded glass windows peeking inside the dining room.
Inside the black-painted door with transom windows is an entry with hardwood floors and a natural color palette, listing photos show.
A half-bathroom is to the left of the entry, and a formal dining room, which has towering bay windows and French doors opening outside, is to the right.
The main living room sits straight ahead, with a fireplace, modern light fixtures, coffered ceilings, wood floors, millwork and plenty of windows, photos show.
To the left of the living room is a glass-paneled playroom with a yellow fireplace and wood floors. French doors open onto the patio.
The newly renovated kitchen has large windows, exposed ceiling beams, a black island with a wood countertop and white cabinetry with glass panels. The red herringbone brick floor provides a warm contrast, photos show.
A bright octagonal breakfast room sits off of the kitchen with large windows and a glass door that opens to the yard. The home also has a wine cellar that holds at least 1,200 bottles, a video of the property shows.
The 1-acre lot has a tennis court, a guest house, a motor court, a Gunite pool and a courtyard patio, according to the listing. Photos show that the tennis court is being used as a basketball court.
“The Who’s Who of Hollywood have partied here,” reads the listing presented by John Michael Igar of Douglas Elliman, whose representative declined to comment on the sale.
And the “Who’s Who” certainly have shown up — from “Cheers” producers to old Western actors, the home near the Bing Crosby’s historic Toluca Lake abode has hosted musicians and producers alike.
The home was built in 1936, making it one of the oldest in the area. The developer is unknown, but the property borders the Kling Street Residential Historic District, which was developed by the Heffron, McCray and St. John development group, according to the Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory.
While its earliest owners are unknown, it was home to Western movie actor Robert Fuller in 1972, “Route 66” star Dean Moray in 1989 and “Cheers” producers and writers Edward and Cheri Steinkellner in 1992, according to public records.
“Magnum Force” and “Spenser: For Hire” actor Robert Urich, who died in 2002 at age 55, leased the home in the late 1990s, according to a 2000 LA Times article.
This century, Beach Boys and the Monkees concert producer Kevin Allyn and his wife, Robyn Allyn, owned the house by 2000 and appear to have unloaded it in 2017 or 2018, when the house sold to an anonymous LLC that renovated the property, according to public records.