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Hollywood Hills spec mansion with interiors by Lenny Kravitz seeks $38 million

Hollywood Hills spec mansion with interiors by Lenny Kravitz seeks $38 million
A Hollywood Hills West mansion built on speculation and with interiors designed by Lenny Kravitz has listed for sale at $38 million. (Simon Berlyn)

The Stanley House, the first Los Angeles-based single-family home project by Lenny Kravitz and his interior design firm, has hit the market for $38 million.

Rising from a hilltop in Hollywood Hills West, the modern mansion is set on about a third of an acre above the Sunset Strip with city and ocean views.

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An artistic staircase connects the three levels of living space, which extend outdoors through terraces and patio space. The 10,700-square-foot house features marble walls, expanses of glass and a lower-level nightclub. Gallery walls display pieces by street and studio artist Retna.

There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a multi-room master suite.

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A 12,000-pound granite boulder was used to create the outdoor fire feature. The circular, 70-foot-wide swimming pool gives the illusion of floating on air. A hydraulic lift opens and closes the “invisible” garage door.

Kravitz served as creative director for the speculative development, introducing exotic wood and stone details while curating the wares and custom furniture. The home was designed by XTEN Architecture co-founders and husband-and-wife team Monika Haefelfinger and Austin Kelly, who died in 2015. It was Kelly’s final project.

Hilton & Hyland agent Branden Williams, who is listed as a manager of the entity that owns the property, sees the project as a marriage of old- and new-school style.

“We searched high and low for interior designers that could give this property such rich soul, and that’s what Lenny and his team created,” Williams said. “When you’re here, you’re not sure what era you’re in. We wanted to keep people guessing.”

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Williams worked in collaboration with Matt Lyons of Lyons Development and Jason Sommers of Crest Real Estate to build the property. He shares the listing with his wife, Rayni.

July 31, 2018, 6:10 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details.
This article was originally published on December 12, 2017.

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