SIMON Cowell bought this stunning mansion from his former protégé Leona Lewis – but it appears he might not have got mates' rates after quickly selling it on at a loss.
The music mogul purchased the sprawling property in LA's prestigious Hidden Hills off the singer in an off-market deal.
However, the 60-year-old made a loss of 155k at £2.8m when he flogged it, reports Variety.
The impressive pad listed on realtor.com boasts five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two mini bathrooms and is set over 4,900-square-foot complete with a detached guesthouse.
The ranch home is airy and minimalist with a huge fireplace. Plenty of light comes in from the large windows and multiple skylights ensuring it feels spacious and open.
One of the main house’s bedrooms has been turned into a leisure room complete with a full bar, multi-media entertainment system and equipment.
The main bedroom boasts a fireplace, a private garden, a tranquil bathroom and a gigantic walk-in closet perfect for those with ever-extending wardrobes.
The outer area plays host to a stunning BBQ area, a swimming pool and a fire pit with comfortable seating, perfect for outdoor entertaining.
The guest house covers 1,000 square foot with a poolside lounge, kitchenette, a pool bath, bedroom and second bathroom with an outdoor-inspired glass-framed shower.
Plus there's a huge outdoor barn area perfect for a gym, office or recording studio.
The swanky neighbourhood is thought to house other celebrities inclukding Drake, Jessica Simpson and the Kardashian-Jenners.
In 2017 he splashed out £19m on a seven bed, seven bath beachfront home in Malibu, and last year bought a £15m pad in leafy Wimbledon.
He also has a £10m house in London’s Holland Park.
Amidst ongoing global economic uncertainty, the star, 60, is hoping to place his other sprawling six bedroom home in LA on the market in a deal thought to be worth around £18million.
The tycoon – worth £390 million – will keep his Malibu pad, telling friends he wants a “quieter life” away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
Simon also has homes in London, Beverly Hills and New York City.
Mogul Si, who came out of hospital recently, was “in good spirits” despite the pain after having a steel rod inserted when he broke his back in three places.
The X Factor supremo — who smashed three vertebrae when he was thrown from a super-powered electric bike — is recuperating at home in Malibu with partner Lauren Silverman, 43.
But he is “keen” to return to work and wants to fly to London in October for the live final of Britain’s Got Talent.
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