Ever so humble: We’ve finally got a name for the Nevada businessman who’s bought the Granite Bay mansion formerly owned by actor Eddie Murphy.
He’s Patrick K. Willis, a developer who also owns a nationwide group of repossession and collections companies that bears his name.
Willis, who couldn’t be reached for comment, spends time in both Sacramento and Nevada. He intends to use the former Murphy manse as a “second home,” according to Realtor Nick Sadek.
“We finally closed on it,” says Sadek, revealing that Willis paid $6.1 million – a $400,000 discount from the asking price – for the 11,200-square-foot main home and 5,200-square-foot guest house.
It could be the highest price ever paid for a home resale in the three-county area.
The deal closed Friday after delays reportedly caused by a change in the lender’s policies. “Their new maximum loan was $3 million,” Sadek says, which stymied the deal until the bank relented and the sale went through.
As part of the package, Willis also picked up many of the home’s custom furnishings purchased by Murphy and his ex, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, including a rare Schimmel Pegasus grand piano valued at nearly $200,000.
By Bob Shallit, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.