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The always informative folks at LAT Hot Property revealed on October 6 2014 that Good Charlotte guitarist-vocalist, Benji Madden, was selling his Glendale home which later sold for $2.135 million on October 30, 2014. The decision to sell may or may not be related to the fact that he is engaged to actress, Cameron Diaz, in May 2014.
The home measures 4 Beds/5.5 Baths on 5,346 sqft on a total lot size of 0.41 acres built in 1951. The listing description of the home states:
Welcome to the Hamptons in Southern California. This is Truly One of the Most Spectacular GATED Compounds in the Area. This Celebrity Owned Three Story Property has everything you could possibly want. Located on one of the Premier Streets in NW Glendale, the nearly Half-Acre FLAT Lot includes a full GUEST HOUSE (with bath and kitchenette), 20X40 Sparkling Swimming Pool/Spa, Pool House, Large Motor Court and a Grass Yard. Pulling up to 1623 Hillcrest Avenue, you will be Stunned by the Breathtaking Curb Appeal, Custom Brick Pavered Circular Driveway, Wrought Iron Automatic Gate, and Lush Professional Landscaping. The Formal Foyer Welcomes you into this Warm Residence with a winding staircase and beautiful dark hardwood floors throughout. The Main Floor also features a Formal Living Room with Custom Built-In's, Classic Brick Fireplace, and French Doors and Windows that bring in an Abundance of Natural Light. Unrivaled Privacy and Seclusion and the Ultimate Entertaining Estate.
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Madden first purchased this property on May 13, 2014 for $1,550,000 and sold for $585,000 more not factoring expenses (on a related note, this home is on the same street as The Game's former home that just sold in May 2014). A more legitimate reason for the sale besides the engagement is that Madden recently purchased a Hollywood Hills home (shown above) for $1,125,000 on February 8, 2013 which measures 3 Beds/3 Baths on 2,183 sqft on a total lot size of 0.56 acres. It's a smaller house but maybe Madden is looking to downsize. You can also catch a video of his home that was featured in MTV Cribs where he shows off his Living Dead Dolls collection.