Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have bought a familiar home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $14.1 million.
The remodeled contemporary-style house on close to an acre was formerly owned by pop star Rihanna, who sold the property four years ago for $5.03 million.
Designed for large- and small-scale entertaining, the flashy three-story includes a billiard room with a wet bar, a home theater and communal and formal dining rooms. Nine flat-screen televisions are within 8,520 square feet of open-plan space.
Other features include a chef’s kitchen with two islands, a gym, an office, three fireplaces and a glass-enclosed catwalk. Retracting walls of glass blend indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The master suite has an oversized steam shower, a sauna and a soaking tub, giving the home a total of five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
A patio, a viewing deck and a swimming pool are within the grounds.
Views take in the ocean, canyon and surrounding cityscape.
The house came to market in January 2015 for $16.895 million, records show. More recently, it was listed for sale at $14.895 million.
Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Steven Moritz of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyers.
Legend, 37, has won nine Grammys, including two awards for best R&B album, for “Wake Up!” and “Get Lifted.” Last year he won an Oscar for best original song for “Glory” for the 2014 film “Selma.”
Teigen, 30, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2014. Co-hosting “Lip Sync Battle” on Spike TV and appearing on Tyra Banks‘ show “FABLife” as a food stylist are among her recent projects.
TV writer scripts his exit
Television writer and producer Brian Buckner has listed a home with its own celebrity backstory on the market in Encino for $3.2 million.
Ownership records for the 1-acre property read like a who’s who of Hollywood types: Buckner bought the house two years ago from “Reign” executive producer Laurie McCarthy. McCarthy, in turn, acquired the home in 2006 from actors and high-profile home flippers Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen.
Built in 1941 and since remodeled, the Traditional-style home sits at the end of a long gated drive.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home features light wood floors, built-in bookshelves and an open-plan kitchen and family room. Wallpaper and artistic tile lend a splash of color to the 3,801 square feet of white-walled space.
In the master suite, a rolling farmhouse-style barn door separates the bedroom and a private sitting area. Another bedroom suite doubles as an office.
French doors open to an outdoor dining area with a grill, a brick pizza oven and a fireplace.
A bocce ball court, a swimming pool and a two-story guest house are also within the grounds.
Victoria Massengale of Compass California is the listing agent.
Buckner served as co-executive producer of the HBO series “True Blood” (2008-12) and then executive producer of the series (2013-14). His other credits include the sitcoms “Friends,” “Joey” and “Spin City.”
High-rise living is her new reality
Yolanda Foster of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has traded her ocean views for a high-rise setting along the Wilshire Corridor.
The reality actress, who in October sold her Malibu home for $19,495,000, recently bought a condominium at the Carlyle Residences in Westwood for $4.59 million.
Recently remodeled, the three-bedroom unit attracts the eye with designer wall coverings, custom drapery and lavish crystal chandeliers. Floor-to-ceiling windows take in city and mountain views.
An elevator foyer, formal living and dining rooms and a center-island kitchen with tiled backsplash and breakfast area are within the 3,950 square feet of open-plan space. The master suite has a custom closet and an onyx-lined bath, giving the home a total of 3.5 bathrooms.
A separate den with a wet bar and wine cooler sits off the master bedroom.
Three parking spaces were included with the unit.
Erin O’Connor of The Agency and Kelly Aluise of Keller Williams Realty were the listing agents. Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties repped the buyer in the sale.
Foster, 52, is a television personality and former model. She joined the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in 2012.
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