50 Cent Slashes Price on Hard-To-Sell Mansion

50 Cent Slashes Price on Hard-To-Sell Mansion

50 Cent can’t sell his home, so he cut the price.

Published March 25, 2011

Things may be popping when it comes to his film career, but 50 Cent is having no luck selling his 52-room Farmington, Connecticut, mansion. He originally put it on the market back in 2007, less than four years after he bought it from Mike Tyson’s ex-wife for $4.1 million. Initially listed at $18.5 million, it has languished with no serious takers. Now he has reduced the price to $10 million in hopes of unloading it.

Dubbed the “Playboy Mansion of the East,” the 50,000 square foot home sits on 17 acres and boasts thee wings, 19 bedrooms, a recording studio, a home theater, a shooting range (of course), a private helicopter pad, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym and a nightclub, complete with stripper poles.

It sounds enticing, but it seems no one is willing to pay for a massive home that—between handling property taxes and keeping those poles nice and shiny—experts estimate costs $450,000 a year just to maintain. But the price tag isn’t keeping everyone out: two men were arrested last December for breaking in to have a look around.

Written by Kenrya Rankin


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