Most memorable as the scene of her very public breakdown, Britney Spears Beverly Hills home has sold at a loss for $4.253 million. The home she purchased in 2007 for $6.75 million gained notoriety when media published images of its owner last leaving the estate by stretcher. When Spears purchased the fully furnished home, real estate prices were at their peak

Since that time, the home, built in 2001 and boasting nearly 16,000 square feet, has been on the market a number of times for prices ranging from a high of $7.9 million to a recent low of $4.466 million. Placed into the care of a conservator— the star’s father, James Spears—the property was schedule for probate sale at just $2.995 million, but an anonymous buyer ponied up an additional $1.25 million over the asking price, avoiding the court hearing

The Summit Circle gated community villa boasts 15,930 square feet of Mediterranean-inspired living space and 7,453 square feet of garage space, according to listing agent, Nancy Sanborn. Highlights of the villa include expanses of marble, hardwood and mosaic-tiled flooring. Its five bedrooms and six bathrooms boast quarters for a maid or au pair, and a master suite that enters off a dramatic gallery, is complete with a fireplace and encompasses dual baths

The kitchen, equipped with Viking appliances, offers a walk-in pantry and cozy breakfast nook that adjoins a family room. All main floor rooms open to the rear garden. Outdoor features include rich landscaping of more that one-third acre, a swimming pool and spa, and a three-car garage

Newly engaged and mother of two, Spears released her seventh album, "Femme Fatale," last year. She is expected to join the “X-Factor” as a judge for the up-coming season.