Bradley Cooper spent much of last summer and fall quarantined in his New York City townhouse with his toddler daughter and elderly mother. That didn’t stop the “A Star Is Born” star, however, from keeping an eye out for real estate in Los Angeles: Records show he’s recently sealed the deal for the $4.8 million off-market purchase of a gated estate in Pacific Palisades, his second multi-million dollar residence in the affluent coastal community.
Enveloped in trees and secured behind gates along a wide street on which cars fly by at notoriously quick clip, the not-quite-two-thirds-of-an-acre spread was not available on the open market, so current details are somewhat thin. However, listings from when the leafy estate was last for sale on the open market in 2015 indicate it comprises an approximately 4,400-square foot single-story main house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, a detached two-car garage and a two-story guesthouse that contains two one-bedroom and one-bath apartments, each with a kitchenette.
The idyllic and totally private, park-like grounds are enshrouded in a lush forest-like cornucopia of mature foliage under the high canopies of ancient Sycamore and Oak trees. There are sun-dappled lawns and secluded shady glades, a koi pond, a variety of fruit trees and an enormous deck next to a stone-trimmed swimming pool and spa.
The busy-as-a-beaver bi-coastal showbiz polymath spent much of the last year or so riding out the pandemic in New York City where in 2018 he shelled out $13.5 million for the aforementioned and immaculately renovated five-floor red brick townhouse on a prime block in the West Village. Like his most recent purchase on the Left Coast, the townhouse deal went down off market, but listings from when the townhouse was available as a rental in 2017 at $50,000 a month show it has four and potentially six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a basement level media room, a full-floor primary suite with two huge dressing rooms, and a gourmet kitchen and lounge that opens to a 50-foot deep garden.
His holdings in Los Angeles now include a contemporary residence in Pacific Palisades’ coveted Rustic Canyon neighborhood he bought in 2009 for $4.7 million — it’s less than a mile from the place he just bought, as well as a contemporary bungalow in Venice that he picked up in late 2004 for almost $1.2 million.
Cooper, who got his first big swig of fame in 2009 with the cult comedy film “The Hangover” and its 2011 sequel, rocketed to in-demand leading man status thanks to his Oscar-nominated turn in David O. Russell’s 2012 rom-com “Silver Linings Playbook.” Since then he’s received seven more Oscar nominations, most recently in 2020 as a producer for “Joker,” voiced Rocket in the animated blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, and is slated to appear in a handful of high-profile films including an untitled Paul Thomas Anderson project, Guillermo Del Toro’s star-studded thriller “Nightmare Alley,” and the Netflix musical biopic “Maestro,” about composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, which he also wrote and will direct.