Singer Kelis At 40: Sold Million-Dollar Mansion & Bought Farm To Grow Own Food
Singer and celebrity chef Kelis did like many celebrities have done after coming into a large amount of money: she bought a house. But instead of living and moving from one mansion to another mansion over the years, Kelis has sold her property to buy something far more valuable to her: a farm so she can grow her own food.
**UPDATE as of July 2019**
In 2019, Kelis became co-owner of Bounty Farms in Quindio, Colombia. The sustainable farm grows coffee, tomatoes, and other produce, and is expected to open to the public some time in 2021. “My goal with the farm is to regain control of how we eat and reconnect ourselves with the food we love,” she says.
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When she first purchased the property, in 2012, Kelis was attracted to the classic 1920s architecture and entertainment areas. “The architecture inside the house was amazing, and it had a very dramatic, old Hollywood feel,” she remembers.
“The backyard was so glamorous, and really, for me, that felt great. It was so nice for entertaining, and I pictured all the things I could do back there.”
But now, the 40-year-old “Milkshake” singer told Architectural Digest in a recent interview that she plans to sell her mansion in Glendale, California, that she shares with husband and real estate agent, Mike Morato, and her sons, Knight, 8 (with Nas), and Shepherd, 2, to live on a farm.
“We’re buying a farm…so that we can grow everything and sustain everything that way.”
“Now that I’ve got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat,” she said.
She’s put their 3,850 square feet home on the market for $1.885 million. The property features five bedrooms, two fireplaces, a heated saltwater pool and, not one, but two kitchens (one inside and one outside).
There are also two kitchens with attractive fixtures and new amenities (one inside and one outside). The indoor kitchen has been enhanced with Italian marble and an old