Hypnotist Paul McKenna considering paying £19m for MJ’s LA home

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 13:48 PM IST

London: Television hypnotist Paul McKenna has shown keen interest in Michael Jackson’s Los Angeles home and is considering paying 19 million pounds for the mansion where King of Pop spent his final days.

The 46-year-old, who started out as a radio DJ and went on to become Britain`s most successful non-fiction author, viewed the house and is said to be `very interested`.

It is his success in the US - including a new TV deal - that has prompted him to consider splashing out the huge sum.

“Paul was blown away by the sheer elegance of the property. It is one of the classiest houses in LA. It has the most incredible design - none of the gaucheness that LA homes often have,” the Daily Mail quoted a friend of the star as saying.

Another friend revealed: “Paul is looking for a larger house. He has made Los Angeles his home and with his new TV series and book deal, he thinks this would be the ideal next step.”

Built in 2002, the 17,171 sq ft seven-bedroom house sits in 1.26 acres in the exclusive Holmby Hills area.

The estate is gated and heavily fortified and there is underground parking for seven cars. Other features include 12 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, a library, home cinema and a wine cellar. There is also an outdoor heated swimming pool and a separate guesthouse.

ANI