Elon Musk’s former Brentwood home bores its way onto the market

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High in the hills of Brentwood, a pristine Midcentury Modern home tied to Elon Musk is fresh on the market for $4.499 million.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder bought the 1950s home five years ago with his then-wife, actress Talulah Riley, for $3.695 million. But don’t call it Musk’s home, real estate insiders say.

Property records show that the house is owned by a corporate entity that lists Riley as manager. Additionally, sources not authorized to comment on the listing told The Times that reports referencing Musk as the owner are incorrect.


Perched on a quarter-acre lot, the home curves around a saltwater pool and spa. Walls of glass line most of the floor plan, which offers four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,077 square feet of living space.

Wood and stone finishes fill the common spaces. There’s a bright living room with a fireplace, a dining area and a sleek kitchen with a Caesarstone-topped island. Out back, a patio lounge enjoys sweeping city and ocean views.

Fitting for tech-focused Musk, the house offers smart home capabilities such as automatic lighting, shades and video monitors.

David Kramer and Andrew Buss of Hilton & Hyland hold the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Riley, 33, has appeared in the films “Pride & Prejudice,” “Inception” and “The Last Witness.” Since 2016, she’s starred in HBO’s “Westworld.”


Musk, 47, has an estimated net worth of $22.1 billion, according to Forbes. Over the years, he’s held executive roles at PayPal, Neuralink, Tesla Inc., SpaceX and the Boring Co.

A seasoned veteran in L.A. real estate, Musk has owned multiple homes throughout the city, including Gene Wilder’s former residence in Bel Air. | Twitter: @jflem94