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Celebrity-approved homes are definitely a niche in the housing market, which is why most stars choose to buy from each other.

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is particularly fond of this home-shopping method. She bought a Manhattan penthouse from Lenny Kravitz, and now rumor has it that Keys and her husband, hip-hop star Swizz Beatz, are in contract to buy Eddie Murphy’s Englewood, NJ home, according to the NY Daily News.

Keys listed her slick SoHo apartment in March for $17.95 million. Apparently all the glass and floating staircase didn’t make a great setting for her first nearly 2-year-old son.

A gated, brick estate appears to be the answer for the little family. Sitting on nearly 4 acres on a quiet street, the home is both a suburban retreat and a quick drive to New York; it’s only a few minutes away from the George Washington Bridge.

The 13,076-square-foot home in Englewood’s East Hill area has 7 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. A circular drive leads to the front of the Georgian-style home, marked by grand columns. Inside, the home has a pool, bowling alley, racquetball court, art deco movie theater and a professional recording studio. Other amenities include a five-car garage, gym, tennis court and “imaginative playground.”

According to property records, Murphy bought the home in 1989 for $1.5 million. The actor-comedian also owns an empty parcel behind the house, which the NY Daily News reports Keys will also buy.

Murphy has been trying to sell the home for quite some time, listing it first for $30 million, then dropping the price to $19 million in 2007 and most recently to $15.9 million in early 2010. The home is not currently MLS-listed, but according to the Daily News, Keys will spend about $12 million on the estate.

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Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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