Earlier this week, we discussed Will Smith’s now-iconic motorhome The Heat, which was built by Anderson Mobile Estates and customized for his own personal use. It cost him $2.5 million and it was the first celebrity-endorsed product from the U.S.-based company, which had just launched on the market of landyachts.
What Will Smith and Mariah Carey have in common is their preference for Anderson Mobile Estates. Mariah is also one of the early adopters, and the company’s client roster reads like a who’s who of showbiz, from professional athletes to actors whose name needs no introduction (DiCaprio, Foxx, Stallone) and politicians.
Unlike Smith’s The Heat, Mimi’s motorhome, which designer RJ Anderson described as a “skyscraper on wheels,” is less of a frightful sight. Interior styling is less dated, though it still features plenty of shiny wood that gives it a certain old-fashioned vibe.
This monster motorhome is actually one of the initial models produced by Anderson, and it goes by the name The Lounge. It’s designed for entertaining, and features the proprietary Anderson hydraulic roof, which goes up at the push of a button to reveal a sizable party lounge. Total living space is of 1,200 square feet (111.5 square meters) and is divided between three levels: there’s a lounge with makeup area on the bottom floor, a full kitchen in the belly (you have to climb down a set of stairs, so it counts as a separate level from the bottom one), and the upstairs, which is a lounge slash nightclub area.
The kitchen includes custom stove-top, convection oven, hideaway Sub-Zero fridge, and a $4,000 Kangen Water machine. In the video below, Anderson says the goal was to put only premium stuff on board the motorhome, and Kangen is the most expensive water ionizer on the market, so it fits.
Upstairs, accessible through a set of granite steps (The Lounge has over 2 tons of marble and stone on it, go figure), is the entertainment area that can be anything from a screening room to a nightclub. The initial layout included a bar with three seats and a couple of small couches, but Mariah had them removed and replaced with an L-shaped sofa that can sit up to 30 people at once. Now, that’s what you call a slumber party!
Large TVs set at opposing ends can turn this area into a cinema. It can also serve as a nightclub, thanks to integrated lights and professional sound system.
Either way, here’s what a diva considers a home away from home.