As "American Idol" has been all over the news due to the recent announcement of new judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj, it seemed only fitting to dedicate today's celebrity house article to an "American Idol" alum. Chris Daughtry was (rather shockingly) eliminated from Season 5 during Top 4 week, but went on to enjoy a very successful recording career, selling the third most albums of any "American Idol" participant behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. He went from being a "Rocker Dad", living in relative obscurity in North Carolina with his family, and performing with various bands, to being a headlining artist, and successful touring musician, in a head-spinningly short amount of time. Right after completing his run on "American Idol", and signing with RCA Records, Mr. Daughtry purchased a lovely home in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. In September 2011, just before the release of his third album (which subsequently went Gold), he put the home on sale. Fast forward to September 2012, and the home is still on sale, and for a considerably reduced amount from its original asking price.
Chris Daughtry's house is 3,670 square feet and features four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The house was custom built for the rocker, and also sports a saltwater pool, a spa, a very landscaped backyard, hardwood floors, high-ceilings, arched doorways, a stunning marble kitchen, and a putting green. Chris Daughtry's house was originally purchased for $690,000, and was placed on the market for $699,900. Unfortunately, the home's pedigree, and the customized touches, were not enough to entice people to buy it at the original price, so that number has been steadily dropping over the course of the year, going from $699,000 to $639,000 to $625,000, and finally settling at a nice, round $600,000. You have to admit that the possibility of purchasing Chris Daughtry's house for under a million dollars is actually pretty amazing. Apparently, it's just not quite amazing enough to equal an actual sale.