The modern home, designed by XTen Architecture, won the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter award for residential design in 2007. Set on a promontory, the gated 4,800-square-foot house has 10-foot-high glass panels that open to 6,500 square feet of outdoor terraces, decks and gardens.
Duke, who started as a swimsuit designer, gained recognition in the '90s for revitalizing Halston. He then launched his own evening couture collection, which gained favor with celebrities at red carpet events. Duke next brought his designs to the mass audience, selling the Look line on the Home Shopping Network. He has appeared on "Oprah," "Good Morning America" and "E!"
The property came on the market a year ago at $8.25 million. Duke purchased the lot for $2.25 million, according to public records.
The listing agents were Bruce Kaye and Mike Deasy of Deasy Penner & Partners, Beverly Hills. Jan Horn of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.