10-30-2005, 08:50 AM
| | The Couple Have Purchased $5.3 Million Home
Hip-hop may have been born poor in 1970s New York, but it doesn't live there anymore. Russell Simmons, widely recognized for taking rap and hip-hop into the mainstream, and his wife, Kimora Lee, have purchased a Sunset Strip-area home for close to $5.3 million.
The house has a rare amenity for its bustling locale, where parking is at a premium: a motor court with room for five cars, in addition to a two-car garage.
The gated Mediterranean has five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 5,800 square feet. Built in 1988, the villa has high ceilings and stone floors.
Outside, the home is described in the Multiple Listing Service entry as "fully equipped for entertaining" with an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and a pool.
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