Hot Property: Pharrell attempts to spin off second L.A. home
Even in real estate, Pharrell Williams’ style stands out. The Grammy-winning artist’s Hollywood Hills home — a dazzling glass-covered compound known as the Skyline Residence — has come up for sale at $11.95 million.
Williams has a penchant for buying architecturally interesting estates. Earlier this year, he put his 17,000-square-foot mansion that looks like a supervillain’s lair on the market for $16.95 million in Beverly Hills.
The Skyline Residence boasts a similar dramatic look, stretching across 1.5 acres on a ridgetop setting with sweeping views of the city and valley below. The home was designed and built in 2007 by Hagy Belzberg, the architect responsible for the striking subterranean Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park.
Covered in concrete and glass, the low-slung abode boasts vast open living spaces with clean lines, hardwood floors and white gallery walls. Highlights include a spacious foyer, minimalist kitchen and dining area anchored by a garden wall. The master suite, one of five bedrooms, tacks on a built-in fireplace and green marble bathroom.
Walls of glass open out back, where a thin stretch of lawn adjoins an infinity pool. The scenic estate also includes a two-story guesthouse with a bedroom and kitchen and a front garden with a movie projector.
A singer, rapper, producer and fashion designer, Williams, known simply as Pharrell, formed the hip-hop production duo the Neptunes in the mid-’90s and started the band N.E.R.D. later that decade. The 47-year-old has won 13 Grammys and received two Oscar nominations, including one for his hit song “Happy.”
Kurt Rapport and Drew Meyers of Westside Estate Agency hold the listing.
End of a run in Beverly Hills
Married actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are looking to shed their Beverly Hills home of six years, listing the property for sale at $13.995 million.
That’s $3.78 million more than the power couple paid for the estate a few months after getting engaged in 2014.
Built about two decades ago and since updated, the estate spans half an acre in the gated community of Hidden Valley near Franklin Canyon Park.
A three-story traditional-style house is at the heart of the estate and has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in 7,351 square feet. A landscaped yard and flagstone walkway approach the house, which draws the eye with stone accents and black plantation shutters.
French doors, oak floors and crown molding touch up the common spaces. The formal living room expands to a mahogany office, and the chef’s kitchen leads to a breakfast nook and family room with a fireplace. Other highlights include a gym, sauna and wine cellar.
A covered patio extends off the back of the home, descending to a grassy yard with a swimming pool, spa and grill.
Kutcher and Kunis both gained fame in the late 1990s as part of the cast of “That ’70s Show.” Kutcher has since appeared in the films “My Boss’s Daughter,” “The Butterfly Effect” and “Jobs.” Kunis has film credits that include “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Black Swan,” the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
Justin Paul Huchel and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland hold the listing.
His wild, wild West
The Malibu home of Robert Conrad, the actor known for his popular roles on the 1960s shows “Hawaiian Eye” and “The Wild, Wild West,” has come up for sale in Malibu for $5.195 million.
Conrad, who died in February at 84, bought the ocean-view property in 2011 for $1.35 million and reimagined the existing 1970s residence into a light-filled contemporary. The house faces a stretch of beach where the actor learned to surf in the 1950s, according to listing agent Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates.
“Robert really enjoyed the Malibu lifestyle and taking advantage of the five-minute walk to the beach to surf,” Maize said.
Designed to capture the view, the two-story house has high ceilings, walls of glass and a wrap-around balcony that extends the living space outdoors. The 3,765-square-foot floor plan includes a two-story living room, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Outside, some three-quarters of an acre hold a salt-water swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit. A beach volleyball court and putting green sit off to the side.
Conrad, who was renowned for performing his own stunts, became an overnight star after “Hawaiian Eye” debuted in 1959 and cemented his status in the ’60s as the two-fisted star of “The Wild, Wild West.” A native of Chicago, he also appeared in the show “Baa Baa Black Sheep” as well as the films “Young Dillinger” (1966) and “The Lady in Red” (1979).
He’s lost his home-court advantage
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson has made a move in the San Fernando Valley, selling his home in Woodland Hills for $3.25 million.
Clarkson, 27, purchased the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Cape Cod-inspired house in 2018 — roughly two months after being traded by the Lakers to the Cleveland Cavaliers — for $3.199 million.
Built in 2018, the 5,800-square-foot home features high ceilings, crisp white millwork and hardwood floors throughout. A double-island kitchen, a wine vault and a home theater are among details of note. The master suite, which has its own fireplace and a walk-in closet, opens to a terrace overlooking the backyard.
The house sits on about half an acre with a cabana, an outdoor kitchen and a salt-water swimming pool and spa.
Clarkson found himself on the move for the second time in his career last year when the Cavaliers dealt him in December to Utah in a package for Dante Exum. The combo guard was averaging 15.1 points in 63 games last year before the NBA season was put on hiatus due to concerns over the pandemic.
He is in the final year of a four-year, $50-million extension he originally signed with the Lakers in 2016.
Zeev Perez of Keller Williams Realty was the listing agent. Leon Chernyavsky of Empire Estates Group represented the buyer.
Sale in store for Skyhill Studios
The Hollywood Hills home that late musician-songwriter Leon Russell once used as a recording studio has come up for sale at $1.398 million.
The green-hued ranch-style house is where Russell lived and recorded in the late 1960s and early ’70s. The Moody Blues and singer-songwriter Marc Benno, as well as blues guitarists Albert and Freddie King, were among those to record with the multi-instrumentalist at the home, which was known as Skyhill Studios.
It’s also where Russell recorded some of his own studio albums including his first solo LP, “Leon Russell,” with the likes of Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Buddy Harman, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr, among others.
Looking like something out of a time capsule, the 2,892-square-foot house has a rock-wall fireplace in the living room, a den, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Lush landscaping surrounds a patio in the backyard.
Russell, who died in 2016 at 74, was a genre-bending musician who performed piano rock, blues, gospel and country music. As a songwriter, his hits include “A Song for You,” “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade.” As a producer, he worked on albums for artists including Cocker and Bob Dylan.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
The property last sold in 1972 for $60,000. Jeff Yarbrough and Wendy Cortese of Keller Williams Realty hold the listing.