Clay Aiken Can’t Sell His $2.7 Million Panty-Dropping Palace, So He’s Slashing the Price… Again

By: Andrea Simpson / January 4, 2014

Maybe Clay Aiken will have better luck in the political game, because somehow we’re thinking his future as a real estate tycoon may not quite work out.

That is, considering he’s been trying to sell his North Carolina mansion for nearly three years (1,022 days, to be exact) — and 8 price cuts later, he still hasn’t found a buyer, CB! has learned.

Now could be a good time to ask his Celebrity Apprentice mentor Donald Trump for a few pointers.

The 35-year-old American Idol runner-up put the Durham, NC pad on the market in March 2011 for $2.7 million; one year later it fell to $2.55M; nine months later to $2.35M, and then every three months he kept slashing the asking price.

On New Year’s Eve, the ginger-haired father-of-one cut it once again to $1.65 million — over a $1 million discount from the original price — and a financial tactic the listing describes as ”a deal beyond belief!”

The impressive manse has future congressman written all over it, with a gated driveway that curves up to a circular motor court and complementing circular fountain surrounded by 7 sprawling rolling green acres of land, including Aiken’s very own private pond.

Along with 4 large bedrooms and 7 baths, other fancy amenities include a home theatre, 1950s game room (complete with jukebox), marble foyer with curved staircase, study, 4 fireplaces, grand double-height living room, walls of windows, French doors and vaulted ceilings.

But there’s also some scratch-our-head home features, like the so-so kitchen and the out of place pop of pink and lavender décor.

Check it out for yourself… Go inside Aiken’s bachelor pad in the CB! gallery above.