Michael Jackson’s Holmby Hills lease home is listed

Michael Jackson’s last Los Angeles-area residence, a French chateau in Holmby Hills, has come on the market at $28,995,000.

The pop icon was leasing the 17,171-square-foot stately mansion at $100,000 a month at the time of his death last year.

The Richard Landry-designed estate, built in 2002, has a theater, a wine cellar and tasting room, an art studio, a gym with a spa, and an elevator. The guesthouse has stained-glass doors leading to the pool and gardens. There are seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 12 fireplaces. The 1.25 acres of gated grounds include a swimming pool.

The property returned to the market in April for lease at $100,000 a month and was listed for sale this week. It was purchased in 2004 for $18.5 million and had been priced as high as $38 million two years ago.

Jerry Jolton of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office has the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.