Kathy Griffin Price Chops Former Hollywood Hills Mansion Known as 'Wings'

SELLER: Kathy Griffin
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $4,750,000
SIZE: 8,098 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Sassy, ribald and sometimes polemical insult comedian Kathy Griffin chopped the asking price of her longtime former home in the Hollywood Hills down to $4.75 million. The celeb-skewering two-time Emmy winner, who took home a Grammy in 2013 for her comedy album “Calm Down Gurrl,” purchased the property in April 2004 for $2.85 million and first put it up for sale almost a year ago with an in-hindsight too confident asking price of $5,495,000. Built in 2003 with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the 8,098-square-foot contemporary mansion was featured in Griffin’s former reality program “My Life on the D-List,” during which she engaged the interior design services of “Good Morning America” co-host and avocational interior decorator Lara Spencer to oversee an extensive remodel of the residence that gave it a bright and distinctly Palm Springs vibe.
Prominently sited high on a steep hillside and dubbed “Wings” due to its unusual wingspan-like shape and the way it appears to almost hover over the hillside, the three-story, elevator-equipped residence sits on three mostly undeveloped lots that together span 1.52 acres. A gated driveway makes a steep swoop up to a tight motor court, a four-car garage and an angled exterior staircase that climbs a full flight to a spacious foyer where a curved interior staircase set into a stone-clad niche melodramatically floats over a mosaic tiled pond. In order to maximize light and views, the main living spaces are positioned on the upper level and include a bi-level combination living and dining room polished white terrazzo flooring underfoot, a slightly vaulted ceiling, a TV surmounted stacked-stone fireplace — one of six in the house — and a curved wall with a row of tall and narrow floor-to-ceiling windows that provide panoramic canyon and mountain vistas. The back wall of the dining room vibrates with a boldly graphic, turquoise-colored David Hicks-style wallpaper and glass doors lead to a terrace too slim to do much besides stand and ponder the view. The chef accommodating kitchen, finished with dove-gray countertops on snow-white cabinetry, is arranged around two work islands, one with a raised snack bar, and the adjoining informal dining area has a tile-faced corner fireplace with cantilevered raised hearth and quirky built-in clock dial.
There are three en suite guest bedrooms on the lower level plus an enormous entertainment room/media lounge that includes a TV surmounted corner fireplace, French doors to a Juliet-style balcony and a kitchenette that allows the space to function as self-contained guest or staff quarters. The master bedroom occupies its own wing on the upper level and features an angled fireplace, French doors to the swimming pool, a celeb-worthy walk-in closet/dressing room and a bathroom that includes a brightly lit hair and make-up station, a jetted tub and separate multi-person shower. Tucked privately and tightly into the steep hillside behind the house, the slender, courtyard-sized backyard incorporates a dining terrace with gas-fired fireplace and a shade cabana next to a plunge-sized swimming pool and spa.
The famously flame-haired and sharp-tongued joke teller, who earlier this year first tearfully “begged forgiveness” for appearing in a gruesome photograph holding the decapitated doll head of Donald Trump only to rescind her apology a few months later, substantially upsized her residential circumstances over the summer of 2016 with the $10.5 million purchase of an A-Lister-sized mansion of 13,377-square-feet with nine bedrooms and ten full and two half bathrooms — it’s next door to a similarly sized mansion owned by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian — in the guard-gated Bel Air Crest enclave at the western edge of Bel Air.
Listing photos: Coldwell Banker

  1. Ken Weber says:

    Good luck! Overpriced, playing off the celebrity of someone who no longer is considered one!
    I use to enjoy Kathy, but no longer. Her total absence would not be missed but sppreciated!

  2. Buy the jokes says:

    I feel bad that she doesn’t have anyone close to her that could have been a sounding ear for that stunt,
    and for a lot of her crudeness.
    She seems like a person with a good heart but like many of us make some bad judgements. And the entertainment biz is so full of extremely talented people, naturally talented. Very competitive.

  3. Beth CP says:

    Love the light and airy feel that comes with having so many windows. Considering that I usually shy away from so much white in a house, this presentation doesn’t bother me as much.The views from those balcony’s are also a great selling point.

  4. JD says:

    Kathy Griffin is spiraling completely out of control. She continues embarrassing herself but doesn’t even have the wherewithal to know it. And what’s with the ridiculous buzz haircut?… as if she weren’t already hideous enough looking!

  5. Rebecca says:

    Hey Kathy. How does it feel to really be on the “D” (as I done) list. You were never that funny anyway. Where are all the gays you profess to love so much? I don’t see them having your back. Typical liberal blaming everyone else for your lack of a brain and poor judgment. Don’t think you would like it if the roles were reversed and Trump did something like that to you. You would have had a fit and sued him. You are lucky he didn’t sue you

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