Eddie Murphy’s former Granite Bay mansion to hit the auction block with no reserve

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The onetime Granite Bay home of comedian Eddie Murphy will soon belong to the highest bidder.

Overlooking Folsom Lake, the property holds a 12,600-square-foot mansion with modern style, a 5,200-square-foot guest house, a swimming pool and a sports court in 2.5 acres. It will be sold on-site, with no reserve, on Oct. 27 through DeCaro Auctions International.

Murphy and his ex-wife, model Nicole Mitchell Murphy, sold the estate in 2007 for $6.1 million. It recently listed for $10 million in May but failed to connect with a buyer, real estate records show.


Found in the guard-gated community of Los Lagos, the main home is fronted by a wavy motor court. In the foyer, dual staircases flank a dramatic rotunda-topped great room with a curved wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Custom furnishings and heated floors touch up the two-story interior, which holds seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room, a theater, an arcade and a billiards room. An elevator services both floors.

One of five fireplaces is found in the master suite, which holds a spa tub in its spacious bathroom. A guest bedroom is themed after “Shrek,” the animated film franchise in which Murphy has a prominent role.

Palm trees provide cover for the back patio, and steps descend to an infinity-edge pool and spa. The home includes a 10-car garage, and the guesthouse adds a three-car garage along with three bedrooms and six bathrooms.

According to the auctioneer, the property is being sold fully furnished and comes with a futuristic-looking Schimmel Pegasus piano.


Murphy, 57, is a renowned actor, stand-up comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum. His films include “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Coming to America,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Dreamgirls,” for which he won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor.

In September, he became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher. | Twitter: @jflem94