Inside Eddie Murphy’s £7.6million California mansion that comes with its own cinema, gym and infinity pool

EDDIE Murphy’s former holiday mansion is up for auction after its £7.6million price tag failed to attract a buyer.

The palatial gated estate boasts panoramic mountain and lake views, and includes an elevator, plush home theatre, and even an arcade.

Want to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood star Eddie Murphy? His former house is up for grabs in Granite Bay, near Sacramento in California

Murphy, who is one of the highest grossing Hollywood stars, with his films earning billions of pounds worldwide, lived in the property until about one decade ago.

The funny man bought the 2.5-acre site in Granite Bay, near Sacramento in California, in 1998, as a holiday home while married to his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell.

It was then sold in 2007 for £4.7million.

After being put on the market earlier this year, and failing to secure a buyer, luxury estate auction house DeCaro Auctions announced plans to sell it to the highest bidder, without reserve, on October 27.

The palatial, gated estate sits on a hilltop looking out to Folsom Lake, with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Sacramento skyline
Built Mediterranean-style, the white, multi-level mansion has a large – and inviting – pool and spa area
Set on about 2.5 acres, on two landscaped lots, the property includes tennis and basketball courts

The large main house is about 12,600 sq ft, with seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

A separate annexe is described as a 5,200 sq ft guest house, with three bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The guest house, which has a three-car garage, also has a commercial gym and conference room.

DeCaro said in a news release that there will be no minimum price, and remote bidding will be accepted.

A purple pool table takes pride of place in this huge room, which also has panoramic views
The purple theme continues elsewhere, including the comfy-looking seating in the cinema room
Sweeping staircases lead to upper levels – but who would want to leave those impressive mountain views and cosy furniture?
The funny man bought the 2.5-acre site in Granite Bay, near Sacramento in California, in 1998, as a holiday home while married to his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, above
A Schimmel Pegasus piano designed by Luigi Colani, one of only a few of its kind in the world, takes centre stage in Murphy’s former home
A luxurious four-poster bed in one of the main home’s seven bedrooms
There’s also a spacious gourmet kitchen, where the seating matches the eating and preparation surfaces

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Daniel DeCaro, the auction house’s founder and CEO, said: “This exclusive neighbourhood is home to several actors and athletes.

“It is known for its privacy and seclusion, offering all the best of California living.”

Apart from its own arcade, home cinema, elevator, infinity pool and spa at the main house the property also offers a gym, basketball and tennis courts.