Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kenny Chesney Flips

I saw this today at Keysnet.com,
It's a shame that he felt uncomfortable. We'd love for celebrities to enjoy the laid back pace of the Keys as much as everyone else.
Imagine how many more cool songs he would have been inspired to write!!!

I am a big Chesney fan and have seen how over the last several years he has been angling to be the Buffet heir to good time, laid back, tropical fun music, and owning a home in the Keys was just the right ingredient to cement his position.

"Kenny Chesney flips -- a day after reading 'Keynoter' story about his purchase of Key West mansion, he decides to sell it
By SEAN KINNEY
skinney@keynoter.com
We all knew Kenny Chesney was a country music superstar -- but a country music shooting star?
The Keynoter reported on Wednesday that Chesney purchased a mansion on Caroline Street in Key West.
By Thursday morning, he had changed his mind -- a for-sale sign was placed out front and a Budget moving van was seen with people loading stuff into it, not out of it.
Lynn Kaufelt is the Key West Realtor who sold the house the first time around and is the listing agent this time, too.
Kaufelt told the Keynoter, "He [the owner] was pretty unhappy, actually, about the piece in the Keynoter. I think he felt that his privacy wasn't respected."
British Columbia, Canada, radio station 890 CJDJ, "Peace County's Country," says Chesney issued a statement saying, "It's funny how you can be moving out before you even move in. I may've been naive to think I could just go down to the Keys and disappear, because that was the idea. I wanted to find a place where I could just be, and thought I'd found it. But with all the buzz since we signed the papers, the last thing I want to do to someplace I love as much as Key West is change the dynamics, especially for the locals who have been so good to me, so I'm stopping the insanity before it begins."
Chesney bought the house at 425 Caroline St. for $5.7 million. The new asking price is $6.495 million, according to Kaufelt.
This isn't the first time Chesney has bought a mansion, then reversed himself. The Los Angeles Times reported last April that he bought a five-bedroom, five-bath house in the Carbon Canyon neighborhood of Malibu, Calif., for $7.4 million and then promptly relisted the property for sale at $7.95 million. To date, no one has purchased that home from Chesney.
The Key West sale was recorded with the Monroe County Clerk of the Court on Jan. 20. The owner is a company called Falcon 200 Inc., which was acting on behalf of Chesney. The sellers were Nicholas and Susan Trivisonno.
The Caroline Street house is called the W. Hunt Harris House and was built in 1898. It has nearly 7,000 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a gym and a 1,500-bottle custom wine room. There's also a guest house, a 42-by-18-foot heated swimming pool and a wet bar complete with icemaker, granite countertops and teak cabinetry.
Chesney, 40, has won four Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Awards. "

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