Posted by Kate on Jan 16,2015. No Comments
He bought his sumptuous Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles in 2001 for $430,000. Now Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean has sold the Mediterranean-style property for $1.65 million, pocketing $1.2 million in the deal, according to the Los Angeles Times. Still, it’s less than the 36-year-old hoped to get for the 3,244 square feet house in the prestigious Oaks area of Los Feliz.
He reportedly first listed it for just a dollar under $2 million in 2012 but pulled it off the market when it didn’t sell. It was put back up for sale in September at $1.795 million. The singer-songwriter shares the three bedroom, four bathroom house with Rochelle Kandis, his wife of three years, and their two-year-old daughter Ava. Built in 1958, it boasts an open-space floor plan, exposed beams, a chef’s kitchen and a covered patio with a fireplace and a built-in barbecue.
The tiered garden has a raised patio and fountain, tropical landscaping and a two-car garage. A.J.,has been with the Backstreet Boys since the group’s inception in 1993 after starting his career as a child actor in Disney and Nickelodeon shows. The star, who has been in and out of rehab battling a drink and drugs addiction, credits Rochelle and little Ava for helping him stay sober.
The family man told People about fatherhood in September, saying: ‘It’s crazy! It’s the best thing in the world…There is no more rewarding job – and I’ve been doing this, performing, for over 30 years – to be a father and have a little girl that admires me, loves me, unconditionally.’