Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Usher is ready to beat it out of Hollywood Hills West, listing his home above the Sunset Strip for sale at $4.2 million.
The Spanish-style home, built in 1926, has been updated with colorful and contemporary details while maintaining some of its original vibe. The two-story entry is awash in black and leads to a living room with a rebuilt fireplace and original stenciled beams. Arched doors open to Juliet balconies overlooking a front patio.
Also within more than 4,200 square feet of interior is a home theater, a purple-clad dining room, five bedrooms and 4.75 bathrooms. The updated chef's kitchen features a marble-ribboned backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast area with a built-in banquet.
Decking and terrace patios create additional living space outdoors. Views take in the city lights, treetops and surrounding canyon.
Anna Marie Simpliciano of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, holds the listing.
Usher, 39, gained fame in the 1990s with the record "My Way." More recently, he released his eight studio album, "Hard II Love." Among his scores of hits are "Nice & Slow" and "U Remind Me."
He bought the house three years ago for about $3.37 million, records show.
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