Seven years ago, devoted fans of pro wrestler CM Punk, born Phil Brooks, were devastated at his abrupt retirement from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) organization due to health concerns and backstage politics. But the former champ has now made a wrestling return with rival AEW; at his August debut in Chicago, he thrilled spectators by entering the sold-out arena to his signature theme song “Cult of Personality.”
Now Punk has a new home outside the ring, too, doling out exactly $4 million — a whopping $750,000 over the asking price — for West Coast digs in the historic Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Originally built way back in the 1930s, the Spanish Revival structure recently underwent a significant renovation. Tucked away on a quiet street, and secured by walls and a gate, the house sports four bedrooms and six bathrooms spread across 3,700 square feet of modernized living space rife with period details like arched doorways, hardwood floors and wainscot walls.
From the street, a wide Saltillo tile walkway flows through a grassy front yard before emptying seamlessly into a front courtyard accented by a fountain. A solid mahogany front door underneath a covered arcade opens into a vestibule; beyond that are a fireside living room and dining room, plus an eat-in kitchen outfitted with custom cabinetry, veiny marble countertops, stainless appliances and a butcher block island. A wood-paneled den with a wall of bookshelves can also be found on the main level, along with two ensuite bedrooms tucked away from the public areas.
Encompassing the entire upper level is the master suite, which boasts a vaulted millwork ceiling, spacious walk-in closet and French doors leading to a Juliet balcony with views of the surrounding hills and Rowena Reservoir. A marble bath features a jetted tub and walk-in shower. Relegated toward entertaining and relaxing, the lower level hosts a lounge with a fireplace and wet bar, along with two sets of French doors that spill out to a flat grassy yard bedecked with a rectangular pool and separate spa.
Elsewhere on the property is a guesthouse with a kitchenette and full bath, plus a utility/flex room that could be used as an office, art studio or gym. There’s also a detached two-car garage. Lauren Reichenberg of Compass served as the listing agent; the buyer was repped by Brad Gilboe of EXp Realty.
Besides his new L.A. home, Punk still maintains his longtime main residence — a $2.2 million property in the bustling West Town neighborhood of his Chicago hometown.