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Simon Cowell Quietly Shopping His Beverly Hills House For Sale

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4523 -- Pictured: TV personality Simon Cowell during an interview on September 6, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) | Getty

When Simon Cowell bought his Trousdale Estates home two years ago for about $15.5 million, the property wasn't an active listing. And now, he's apparently trying to sell the home the same way -- as a pocket listing.

Local agents confirmed to The Huffington Post that Cowell, Mr. X Factor, is allowing the 7,265-square-foot home to be shown to qualified buyers and is asking in the $20 million range.

At the time he bought it, Cowell had just been looking for properties to rent. But when he saw this four-bedroom mid-century home in an exclusive Beverly Hills neighborhood, he made an offer. The U-shaped mansion was built in 1966 and was designed by Hal Levitt, architect to the stars.

The TV show talent judge made the #10 spot on TV Guide's 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time, something that wouldn't surprise any contestants of "America's Got Talent."

As for where Mr. Nasty may be headed -- that's anybody's guess. Maybe to a home that's less bachelor pad and more family-friendly now that his girlfriend Lauren Silverman is expecting?

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