Mariah Carey’s Quarantine Rental Has a Violin-Shaped Pool

published Sep 3, 2020
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Like many New Yorkers, Mariah Carey fled the city for a bit more wiggle room at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. But unlike your average city dweller, Carey left her Tribeca penthouse (yes, the same one featured on MTV’s “Cribs” in 2002 with that incredible closet) for a casual 10,500 square foot mansion in the burbs, and in true diva fashion, every room is fully decked out to fit the needs of pop royalty, down to the violin-shaped pool in the backyard.

Vulture caught up with the “Honey” singer at her Bedford Corners, NY rental home, where she’s been posting up with her two children and five-person “COVID-quarantine pod” since sometime in March. The suburban oasis sits on more than 5 acres of property, with the Colonial-style home featuring six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and four powder rooms—along with three floors connected by an elevator, because Carey’s legendary shoe closet means stiletto heels are an everyday pick for the music icon…and that curved staircase simply won’t do.

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Other plush features in this Westchester home, built in 2006, include an “upper level retreat” with a deck and outdoor fireplace that opens to three of the home’s bedroom suites, with two additional bedroom suites on the first floor for guests and staff. The main-floor master suite includes a private sitting room, a spacious bedroom, a dressing area with Carey-approved closets and a spa-style bathroom perfect for those looking to sip Champagne in the tub, as the “Heartbreaker” singer has been known to do. Radiant heated floors, a professional grade gym, a game room/media lounge with a theater and a full wet bar, an advanced security system, and a large saltwater aquarium provide extra creature comforts.

While the home itself is jaw-dropping on its own, the true star of the show is what’s outside: immaculately maintained koi ponds and formal gardens, an outdoor kitchen, multiple terraces for lounging, a ball field, an outdoor shower, a fire pit, and a sports court sit nestled among the 90-foot-long violin-shaped swimming pool. According to Realtor.com, the home’s past owner, former Wall Street executive Jay Dweck installed the 50,000-gallon pool, which took workers 15 months to complete, and cost $1 million. The pool’s 5,600 fiber-optic strands and 450,000 glass tiles give it a colorful glow, and the violin’s “bow” is actually twin koi ponds situated to appear like they’re below the water.

Carey’s quarantine casa is currently up for sale for a cool $8.5 million, but it’s unclear if she has plans to make it one of her permanent homes. For now, it seemingly makes for a cushy temporary residence fit for the family of everyone’s favorite pop superstar.