Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills house.
Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated home, is asking $20 million, local real estate agents confirm.
He bought the Trousdale Estates area house two years ago from Randy Phillips of concert-promotion powerhouse AEG Live in an off-market deal. Phillips has a passion for mid-century homes and had planned to move into the 1966 trophy home that he restored.
When approached about selling the home, Phillips decided to test the water. "I came up with the price that I didn't think anyone would match or meet, so I didn't think I was in trouble of losing my house," he told the Los Angeles Times last year.
The house, which sits on more than half an acre with a swimming pool, has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 7,265 square feet of living space, according to public records. Features include city views, an outdoor entertainment area, a screening room and a formal dining room with walls of glass.
Cowell, 53, is known to television audiences for his role as a music judge on shows including "The X-Factor," "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent."