That's a generous family discount! Jenny Craig sells lavish $9m mansion to her daughter – at $3m less than the asking price
Keeping it in the family: Jenny Craig has sold her lavish Santa Fe mansion to her daughter
When Jenny Craig waves goodbye to the mansion in Rancho, Santa Fe, that she's selling, it won't have to be for good.
The weight-loss guru has sold the luxurious estate to her very own daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law Duayne Weinger, for a bargain $6.1million.
Last December the palatial residence, that sits on 3.4 acres of land, was listed for almost $9million, meaning that Mrs Weinger and her husband have enjoyed a very generous family discount of $3million.
The sprawling 10,000-square-foot property is located roughly 30 miles from downtown San Diego towards the north.
Living up to her name as a healthy-living expert, Mrs Craig's former home
boasts an expansive, fully equipped gym, tennis courts, a spa and a
The property, which she purchased with her late husband, Sidney, in 1997, also features an 11-car garage built by the couple.
But the decor in the photos published by Realtor.com is unlikely to stay that way.
Weigner and her husband plan to renovate the four bedroom, four
Family discount: Jenny Craig's 10,000-square-foot home in upscale Rancho, Santa Fe, which has been valued at $9million has been sold to her daughter for a bargain $6.1million
West Coast luxury: With sprawling views of the Pacific Ocean, the residence boasts four bedrooms each with their own bathroom, as well as a two-bedroom guesthouse
One thing that will not change is the impressive surrounding landscape. The couple will enjoy views as far as the Pacific Ocean
from every room.
And if they plan on having family and friends to stay, they will be able to accommodate more people in the
two-bedroom guest house.
Location, location: The palatial home sits on 3.4 acres about 30 miles north of downtown San Diego
Amazing amenities: Mrs Craig's daughter and son-in-law will enjoy the pool, tennis courts, spa and gym
Living large: The vast estate, which even has its own tennis courts, is affectionately named 'The Villa'
The Jenny Craig empire, which was
founded by Mrs Craig and her husband in 1983, has become a multi-million
dollar business that was sold in 2006 to Nestl for $600m.
now has 700 outposts across the globe, including the U.S., Australia,
the UK and France, and has had celebrity endorsement from Monica
Lewinsky and Kirstie Alley.
recently the company has worked with Queen Latifah and Sara Rue, though
its latest celebrity spokesmodel was Carrie Fisher, who has dropped
pounds following the programme.
Home-style: The impressive kitchen will be perfect for entertaining on a large and lavish scale
Room with a view: The weight-loss guru originally listed the house for $9million last year
Refurbishment: Mrs Weigner and her husband plan on renovating the house that they bought from her mother
Much of Mrs Craig's time is now spent investing in philanthropic projects including
the San Diego Hospice, Easter Seals, United Way/CHAD, the Susan G Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation and Peace At Home, a domestic violence
The weight-loss entrepreneur is also hoping to sell another property in the upmarket neighbourhood.
Her 229-acre equestrian estate, once owned by Gene Klein, remains on the market for $25million.
Lavish: the weight-loss maven's tastes are extravagant and decadent – even in the bathroom
Happy memories: Ms Craig bought the house in 1997 with late husband Sidney, who died in 2008
In shape: A well-equipped gym proves Mrs Craig lived up to her name as a healthy-living guru