The rumors that songstress Whitney Houston once lived in Nellie Gail Ranch, an exclusive community in Laguna Hills, just a few miles from the Laguna Niguel border, can now be confirmed.
Houston, 48, who died on Feb. 11 from unknown causes, rented a home in the 27700 block of Hidden Trail, according to the home's newest owners, Mike and Mahi Pasha.
"From what we know, she rented the house to be close to her drug counselor around 2006," said Mike Pasha 44, a Realtor.
He said the couple purchased the 3,400-square foot home in 2008 for $1.3 million. It was built in 1989 and has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a swimming pool.
"We were really sorry to hear what happened to her," he added.
He said they have not altered the exterior of the home, but the interior has been remodeled extensively.
Mike said when they moved in, he found an artificial flower in a closet that most likely "fell off of a hat or an article of clothing."
"My guess is that it belonged to Whitney," he said.
Additional info from Zillow states: The Monet Model with convenient main level bedroom and bath has soaring ceilings, abundant windows and neutral decor. Upgraded center island kitchen offers stainless appliances and 6-burner Viking gas cook-top with built-in down-vent, Jennair double ovens with convection oven, dishwasher. Family room with fireplace, wet bar and game area. Newer paint and flooring. entertainer's grounds features a pool and spa with waterfalls and built-in barbecue.