Chris Brown sells his once-graffitied home in Hollywood Hills

Chris Brown, the singer whose Hollywood Hills house once drew the ire of neighbors for its graffiti-like artwork, has sold the hillside house for $1.69 million.

Although the exterior was repainted before marketing, several interior walls in the four-story home were decorated with cartoon-like characters. An elevator and staircases connect the vertical home, which includes an art studio, a loft, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space.

The quirky open-concept bedroom features a red stand-alone tub and a glass shower in full view of the sleeping area.

The home’s front, the saltwater pool and the spa are illuminated by colored LED lights. There’s also an outdoor projection screen, stone waterfalls and fire pits.


Brown bought the house, which was built in 2008, two years ago for $1.55 million. He had listed it at $1.92 million.

He also sold a West Hollywood penthouse in an off-market deal in April for $1.6 million, the same price he paid in 2011.

The three-bedroom, four-bathroom unit occupies 3,105 square feet on the entire top floor of the building, which was constructed in 2009. Features include a bar, an art studio and dual master suites.

Brown, 25, has spent much of the year in rehab or jail. His current legal troubles began in 2009 when he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. Brown won a Grammy for his R&B album “F.A.M.E.” He is working on his sixth studio album, “X,” and planning a tour.

Manuela Villa of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent for both properties. Ernie Carswell and Chris Pickett of Teles Properties represented the buyer of the Hollywood Hills house.