For $100, you can bid on Alicia’s stuff at auction

Alicia Keys defends herself in the magazine's interview.

Although Alicia Keys says in a new interview that she is no home wrecker, the contents of her 9,000-sf Long Island estate are headed for auction on May 22.  Doesn’t that make the home into a mere house?

Virtually everything in the Syosset mansion — from a trampoline to a billiards table and the Grammy winner’s collection of dolls — is going on the block starting at noon.  Attendees have to fork over a nonrefundable $100 to be admitted to the sale.

Among other items to be sold are sofas, rugs, lamps, fitness equipment, flower pots, coffee tables, electronics and a carved wooden wall unit with wine bar refrigerator.

The house itself has seven bedrooms, six and a half baths, a piano room and a three-car garage. Out back, there is a 2,000-sf deck, pool, pool house and Jacuzzi.   So there should be plenty of stuff for bidders.

The property was listed for $3.85 million just a year ago, but I wasn’t able to find any information on its buyer in a quick Internet search.

Keys and Swizz Beatz reportedly purchased a duplex penthouse at 30 Crosby St. from Lenny Kravitz when it was listed for $14.995 million.  Public records indicate that the 5,818-sf condo traded in February last year for $12.75 million.

The auction is being conducted by American Auctions, Liquidations, Appraisals Inc., a Commack, N.Y. company that has on its Web site numerous photos of the Keys items to be sold.

Aside from the $100 admission fee, there are at least four other relevant details: Winning bidders must make a 50 percent deposit by cash or certified check; the balance is due when they remove the item; removal has to occur within 24 hours of the sale; and, perhaps most important, buyers must pay a 15 percent commission to the auction house.

Inspection will begin at 10 a.m. on the day of the auction and end when the sale begins, at noon.

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Malcolm Carter
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