"I was always an entertainer. I was a ham as a little girl and I'm a ham today," says Lady GaGa, who made a name for herself on the Lower East Side club scene with the infectious dance-pop party song "Beautiful Dirty Rich," and wild, theatrical, and often tongue-in-cheek "shock art" performances where GaGa – who designs and makes many of her stage outfits -- would strip down to her hand-crafted hot pants and bikini top, light cans of hairspray on fire, and strike a pose as a disco ball lowered from the ceiling to the orchestral sounds of A Clockwork Orange.
When the pop diva goes to Hollywood, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, leased this 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom Mediterranean estate in October of 2009. According to listing information the high-walled and gated residence, located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, has 6,143 square feet of interior living space. Amenities include a double height entry with marble floors and a curving staircase, french doors throughout, an office/ library that opens to the pool terrace with outdoor kitchen. The hillside property has a resort-style swimming pool and spa with a terrace that hangs over a canyon with unobstructed panoramic views of the city.
Gawker got a hold of some pics of the estate, and we have to say, we're surprised. No bloody piano, no closets stuffed with bizarre couture, no ensemble of vinyl-clad back-up dancers, just neatly manicured lawns and your typical McMansion artsy lighting and Jacuzzi tub.
Many might ask why the wacky singer is renting rather than buying when, presumably, she has more than enough money in the bank to muster a healthy deposit for a mortgage.
However, paper work aside, the residents of Bel Air are now set to get their very own pop princess moving into the neighbourhood.
Complete with one acre of grounds and huge swimming pool, the property boasts stunning views across Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean.
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