Kelly Clarkson became the personification of the American Dream when she won the first season of American Idol. She made the idea that you could be from anywhere, and suddenly become a star, something tangible that American audiences could hang on to, and more importantly, go out and buy. Her first album was a massive success, and after shifting to another record label and gaining more control of her sound, her second album went on to become the best-selling album by any "American Idol" alum. In addition to touring constantly, recording numerous Top Ten singles, releasing two multi-Platinum albums, appearing as a mentor on multiple singing shows, and writing or co-writing much of her material, she has also won a respectable number of awards. She has received four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards. To date, she has garnered 98 major music award nominations, and won seventy of them. Not bad for a girl from a suburb in Texas who started singing in high school. Her rather meteoric rise to fame was not totally smooth of course (the ill-fated musical film, "From Justin to Kelly", springs to mind), but overall, Ms. Clarkson has kept it together admirably well. She has also managed her money, including buying several properties. She recently placed one of those properties on the market.
An animal lover, Kelly Clarkson's house also serves as a refuge for rescue animals. The 6,890 square foot, four-bedroom ranch sits on fourteen acres of Texas land, and is surrounded by ponds, walking trails, and space for dogs to play. Kelly Clarkson's house also contains six well-appointed bathrooms, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, and lots of windows for ample sunlight. There is also a wrap-around terrace, a gazebo, a large back porch with a swing, a lap pool, and a separate diving pool. Kelly Clarkson's house is on sale for $1.495 million, and, until recently, was her property of choice largely for its space and tranquility. Now, if you happen to have $1.5 million kicking around, you too can get away from it all, just like a Grammy-winning pop star.