Pharrell finds a place to hang his hat in Hollywood Hills West
Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams has joined the throng of celebrity home buyers in Hollywood Hills West with the purchase of a contemporary compound for $7.14 million.
The striking concrete-and-glass house was designed by architect Hagy Belzberg, known for his sleek homes and work on such projects as the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Called the Skyline Residence, the structure is a singular home for a singular musician.
Pharrell, who goes by just his first name, is an 11-time Grammy Award winner. Among his monster hits was the single “Happy” from the animated movie “Despicable Me 2.”
Set on 1.5 acres on a narrow ridgeline, the main house brings in views of Laurel Canyon and downtown L.A. Living and dining rooms, a breakfast area and maid’s quarters are among the living spaces.
Including a detached guesthouse, there are seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two powder rooms. Tax records show 4,415 square feet of interior space — plenty of room for the hat-wearing musician to stash his lids.
Outdoor amenities include a theater and an infinity pool.
The property previously sold in 2009 for $5.6 million and came on the market in January for $8.995 million.
Justine Mandile and Billy Rose, both with the Agency, were the listing agents. Sedonna Norman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented Pharrell.
Going to the dogs in a good way
Actress and model Denise Richards has put her Hidden Hills home on the market at $7.749 million.
The onetime Bond girl and animal activist completely gutted, remodeled and expanded the Traditional-style house during her ownership, adding a feature close to her heart: a dog hotel for rescued pups.
Beyond the two-story entry, the human living space centers on a lounge-like living room with an oversized onyx fireplace, cathedral ceilings, a bar and built-in seating. Two temperature-controlled wine-storage walls flank the fireplace in the wine-tasting room.
The expanded kitchen contains a pizza oven, an island with seating and a breakfast nook. A dining room that can seat 10, a media room, two offices, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms are also within the 8,300 square feet of living space.
The resort-worthy swimming pool is actually two pools with a grotto, waterfall and beach entry. There’s also an 800-square-foot cabana, an outdoor kitchen and expansive lawns on the more than an acre of grounds.
Richards has been on a number of series including “Twisted” (2013-14), “Blue Mountain State” (2010-11) and “Sex, Love & Secrets” (2008). She’ll star this year in the series “Vanity” as well as in the family film “Christmas Switch.”
The 44-year-old actress has worked on a variety of animal welfare projects and appears regularly on “Access Hollywood” in a segment on adoptable shelter dogs. She is an ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen.
She bought the property eight years ago for $4.395 million.
Joshua Altman and Matt Altman, the Altman Brothers, of Douglas Elliman and Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates are the listing agents.
Quarterback hands off his digs
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman has sold his Dallas-area home for $5.4 million.
Built in 2007 and recently renovated, the French Normandy-style home originally came on the market in mid-November for $5.3 million and was more recently priced at $5.95 million. Aikman bought the house in 2013 for $4.25 million.
Sited on a third of an acre in the Highland Park area, the three-story residence is highlighted by a portico entry, an updated kitchen, an office/study, a home theater with a concession stand and a wine cellar. Beamed ceilings, French doors and hardwood flooring are among the interior features.
The master suite features a sitting area, custom his-and-hers closets and free-standing soaking tub for four bedrooms and six bedrooms in more than 10,700 square feet. There are four fireplaces.
Outdoors, a large covered patio contains a kitchen and a fireplace. Elsewhere on the grounds is a pool with a spa and waterfall feature.
Aikman, an All-American at UCLA, spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys, making six Pro Bowl teams and winning three Super Bowl championships in 12 seasons. He currently works as a television analyst on “NFL on Fox.”
Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Malcolm Ross of Dave Perry Miller Real Estate represented the buyer.
Caitlyn Jenner house is history
Caitlyn Jenner made her momentous debut on the cover of Vanity Fair the same day that a home once owned by Jenner and Kris Kardashian came on the market in Calabasas at $2.599 million.
Set in gated Calabasas Park, the Mediterranean was owned by the now-divorced reality stars from 2004 to 2006. A sly nod to this fact is in the listing text: “Nearly total privacy is offered in this wonderful newer home, which has a very interesting celebrity ownership history.” That’s an understatement.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” mainstays bought the house for $1.765 million and two years later sold it to the current seller for $2.425 million. Jenner, a gold-medal-winning decathlon Olympian, has been drawing media attention since coming out as transgender.
Some 4,600 square feet of living space includes an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island, a bonus room, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The three-quarter-of-an-acre lot contains covered patios, a swimming pool with a spa and a horseshoe pit. There’s a three-car garage. The house was built 15 years ago.
Daniel McNamee of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.
Seeking separation in the Valley
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens and his estranged wife, Rachel Snider, have listed their home in Sherman Oaks for sale at $2.349 million.
Built in 2013, the Traditional-style home has an East Coast feel with dormer windows, a sloping roofline and a wide wraparound porch with a swing. Large expanses of grass, an outdoor deck with a fire pit, and a pool and spa with a waterfall feature make up the corner-lot grounds.
Within the 4,250 square feet of living space is a mud room, a center-island kitchen with marble countertops, formal living/dining rooms, five bedrooms and 4.75 bathrooms. The master suite features a sitting room, a fireplace and a bathroom with a soaking tub and steam shower.
Owens and Snider purchased the home in early January 2014, prior to marrying, for $2.2 million, records show.
Neil Klemow of Pinnacle Estate Properties is the listing agent.
Owens, 41, played 15 seasons in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, making six Pro Bowl teams. More recently, he was a contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
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