Self-help guru and TV personality Phillip McGraw, better known as Dr. Phil, is selling the Beverly Hills, CA, mansion for $5,750,000 where his rocker son, Jordan McGraw, had been living with his bandmates. And it’s quite an eyeful! Part playhouse, part Tim Burton homage, the outrageous, high-dollar design and questionable taste have sparked some big-time controversy on the web.
Ever since the Los Angeles Times first published the photos from the listing, social media has had a field day poking fun at the unconventional—dare we say, crazy?—interiors that only a 20-something with unlimited funds could have dreamed up.
In summer 2016, a then-28-year-old Jacob offered The Daily Mail a tour of the estate. “The idea is kind of Tim Burton threw up on a canvas, and it turned into a house,” he explained.
Regurgitation isn’t usually a design aspiration for a nearly $6 million Beverly Hills mansion, but, hey, Dr. Phil’s kid clearly had a vision for interior decoration that’s unique. He dreamed up the wild wonderland with the help of L.A. design firm Mogul, according to the Mail.
As you enter the property, which the listing calls “eclectic,” there’s a snake fountain, a reference to “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” giving guests just a hint of the acid trip to come. In the foyer, there’s the bedazzled bar at the bottom of the entry, which is meant to look like the rabbit hole in “Alice in Wonderland.” And the showstopper? It’s the jaw-dropping, glassed-in wall of guns adorning the dining room.
Some of the photos, including one of the wall of guns, have been removed from the listing after receiving tons of social media criticism. The home’s listing agent, Billy Dolan of Hilton and Hyland, didn’t return a call and email for comment.
If you asked me whose dining room this was, Dr. Phil would not be my first guess pic.twitter.com/dX4EaxERbE
— Kyle Gilboy (@KyleGilboy) January 3, 2020
Black velvet wallpaper aside, the five-bedroom, 6,170-square-foot estate sits on a gated half-acre just minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel, and has plenty to offer potential buyers willing to take on a remodel.
For his part, after leaving his stamp on the decor, Jordan has left the property behind to tour with the Jonas Brothers.
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