Wander Through Anna Nicole Smith’s Former 5-Bedroom, 13-Barn-Stall Estate in Cypress, Not Especially Strange and Now Up for Sale

We only count 1 basketball court, 1 stuffed elk head, and 3 faux finishes in the 9.74-acre setup at 17020 Cypress Rosehill Rd. —previously kinda-sorta-abandoned by Anna Nicole Smith (the listing agent tells the Chronicle’s Fernando Ramirez) during some part of the bankruptcy proceedings that followed her billionaire husband’s death (and the news that she might not inherit). But maybe the relatively tame suburban stylings aren’t so surprising, given that the property has been de-vandalized, remodeled, and expanded by the current owners since the home’s last sale in 1998 (years before Smith’s death, the posthumous Supreme Court ruling, and the debut of the opera cataloguing a few of the more storybook-scandalous aspects of her life).

The property, “income-generating equestrian operation” and all, is up for sale now for $2.842 million. Also new, since Smith’s departure: a modest backyard sports complex (including a gym building, multi-use court, and putting green). Make the full circuit:


The wine storage space is a recent addition, the listing claims:

The property includes both a swimming pool and a larger pond: 

A pair of guest quarters are also in the mix  . . .

. . . .as is housing for 13 horses:

Photos: HAR

Room to Horse Around

3 Comment

  • McMansion Hell commentary ASAP!

  • I wouldn’t call that a McMansion. It’s just a country house.

  • Yeah, I wouldn’t call it a McMansion either. While the roofline is a bit on the fussy side, the massing is still well-balanced, the brick facing is appropriately carried around the sides and back, and the interior is remarkably well-done, pleasant, and tasteful. Plus, part of the McMansion issue is a giant house crammed onto a lot too small for it. Can’t say that with 9+ acres. We could only wish for McMansions to take a lesson.