Pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck demands $6.2 million from Bel-Air perch


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

He will double his money if he gets his price. According to records, he paid $3 million for this property in 2005.

Perched on a headland overlooking Stone Canyon Reservoir, the 1980s residence is just one of Humperdinck’s international real estate portfolios. Over the years, he has owned homes in England, Mexico and Hawaii. In the 1970s, he bought Pink Palace, a bright pink estate in Holmby Hills, owned by the late actor Jayne Mansfield.

His latest listings are being sold as demolition or fixtures as the four-story mansion stylizes the era. Orange walls fill the living room and the kitchen is covered with stained glass.

Elsewhere, spread over 5,600 square feet, it has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a second floor lobby, cinema, games room and wine cellar.

Balconies and patios hang on either side of the house. The front patio features a swimming pool and spa, while the rear patio adds a solarium surrounded by a dining area.

David T. Kessler of Coldwell Banker Realty and Allisun Sturges of Frontgate Real Estate hold public shares.

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



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