Calvin Klein drops $25 million on a sleek showplace in Hollywood Hills

Call it a fashionable entrance to the West Coast for Calvin Klein. The fashion designer on Tuesday closed sale on a $25-million glassy showplace in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills West.

Clean lines, walls of glass and a floating catwalk entry set the stage for the stylish Contemporary, designed by Paul McClean and completed in 2014.

Inside are 13-foot ceilings, disappearing walls and designer finishes throughout. The 9,350 square feet of open space includes a formal living room, a dining room with a glass-enclosed wine cellar and a screening room. A separate water lounge, complete with wet bar and wall fireplace, overlooks a towering waterfall feature.

The master suite opens to a private terrace with fireplace and a Baja shelf that flows into an infinity-edge swimming pool. There are five bedrooms and seven bedrooms in all.

Atop the home, an observation deck takes in sweeping views.

The house originally came on the market in January for $32 million and was more recently listed at $29,950,000. The seller, a limited liability company controlled by Dean McKillen, son of Irish property investor Paddy McKillen, bought the property in 2012 for $6.3 million.


Tyrone McKillen and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Jeff Kohl of The Agency represented Klein in the sale.

Klein, 72, is known for his line of men’s and women’s sportswear as well as fragrances and cosmetics. He sold the company that bears his name to Phillips-Van Heusen in 2002 for $730 million, according to the New York Times.

The apparel mogul scripted his move in May when he put his home in Miami Beach up for sale. On the market for $16 million, the European-inspired waterfront home features a tree-topped courtyard, an infinity-edge swimming pool and 113 feet of frontage with a private dock.

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