Friday, September 23, 2011
Tina Knowles Unloading Real Estate
Tina Knowles is selling the house Beyonce bought her in 2004 ...
From The Real Estalker
SELLER: Tina Knowles
LOCATION: Houston, TX
SIZE: 8,885 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms
A quick gander at publicly available property records confirms the colossal cubic crib has been owned by Celestine Knowles since October 2004. It looks to Your Mama like Momma Knowles' superstar daughter Beyoncé actually coughed up the $1,596,000 to purchase the property earlier in 2004 and later transferred it into the elder Miz Knowles' name.
Property records reveal that Miss Tina owns at least two other properties in the Houston area including a modest ranch residence she and the mister bought in late 1997 for $98,637 and a 4,783 square foot lakefront house in a gated community in the upscale Houston suburb of Missouri City that was acquired in July 2000 for $314,250.
In addition to whatever ownership she may (or may not) still claim to the Houston house her momma Miss Tina just tossed on to the market, property records show Beyoncé owns three adjacent high floor condos in an ocean front complex in Miami Beach (FL) a mile or two north of the glitz and glam of South Beach.
There are many online reports that suggest the power pair spent $7,600,000 to acquire an 8,132 square foot waterfront mock-Med mansion on Miami's über-swank Indian Creek Island in the fall of 2007 but publicly available records for the property we peeped don't really reflect that and, besides, even if they did buy the estate in question it was sold again in March 2010 for $9,300,000 to a non-celebrity.
At one point Beyoncé owned an apartment in the high-gloss One Beacon Court building in Midtown Manhattan but, honestly pets, we're not sure of the status of that residence. In September 2004 Mister Z dropped $6,850,000 for an unfinished 8,309 square foot duplex penthouse atop the same fancy TriBeCa building where Skinny Girl Margarita mogul Bethenny Frankel recently dumped close to $10,000,000 on a pair of adjacent units. Beyoncé and Jay-Z got married in the penthouse back in 2008 and property records show Mister Z still owns the penthouse pad that includes 3,000 square feet of terraces.
In May 2008 the then not yet wedded couple were widely reported to have purchased a recently completed 15,000 square mansion in Scarsdale, NY but, once again, we don't know nuthin' about the alleged acquisition and at this point Your Mama is unable to confirm the purchase with property records.