Remember MTV Cribs? Well, this is kind of like that… only this time the glimpse into a celebrity’s home is provided by a listing which surfaced online, and let’s just say… the interior isn’t what you’d expect. The property in question is owned by none other than Dr. Phil, although it should be noted that the famous TV host has never actually lived there himself. The house was purchased in 2007, and is held in the McGraw Family Trust. His son, 32 year-old musician Jordan McGraw who is currently on tour with the Jonas Brothers, just listed the, um, eccentric home for $5.75 million. A steal, by 90210 standards, right?
The mansion stretches across 6,170 square feet—so, basically 7 1/2 Toronto apartments—and offers two stories, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an outdoor kitchen, and a sprawling pool and cabana. The listing notes this is an extremely rare property and, well, extremely rare is an apt description.
Despite the Tuscan exterior and sprawling grounds, which blend in nicely with what we picture to be the coveted Beverly Hills neighbourhood aesthetic, the interior is something different entirely. It’s almost as if Phil’s son met with his interior designer and said, “Alice in Wonderland meets Beetlejuice… that’s the vibe we are going for.”
Look at Dr. Phil’s house. (It’s for sale for $5.75 million.) pic.twitter.com/aFhR1VwqPj
— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) January 2, 2020
Not to say it isn’t, well, striking… but the eclectic finishes certainly might not be for everyone. For starters, the staircase is adorned with fake wooden vines, spilling out over each side and down onto the backsplash of the blue-lit bar that lies underneath. The living area features a black-and-white checkered rotunda, a unique hanging chair, and a variety of bizarre and cartoonish animal figurines. Meanwhile, the walls are covered in custom art ranging from Banksy paintings to bright neon signs, and each room seems to feature bold splashes of colour.
Perhaps most notable, is the “melted guns” art installation featured in the dining room. According to CNN, a rep for the Dr.Phil show clarified that “the ‘guns’ on display are actually an anti-gun art installation where the useless guns are melted.” We can only assume it’s quite the conversation starter at dinner parties.
Unsurprisingly, the Twittersphere had plenty to say about the memorable virtual tour.
I’ll bet he threw some great dinner parties in that place. pic.twitter.com/pZe4lpjpnY
— Matt (@jivekata) January 2, 2020
I have so many questions that don’t even involve the guns pic.twitter.com/x0KdBjyea2
— J.J. (@JJ_J0NE5) January 2, 2020
Likely anticipating the online interest that the house would generate (and perhaps apprehension from prospective buyers), the listing website also explains that the interior has been dramatically remodeled and updated with eclectic finishes that can be kept or transformed into the buyer’s own vision.
So, what do you think… any takers?