Looks as though Jonah Hill will be spending 2021’s dog days of summer at the beach. Records reveal the newly slimmed-down actor (“Get Him to the Greek,” “Moneyball,” “Knocked Up,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) has paid exactly $9 million for a slickly contemporary home in Malibu Colony, an exclusive gated community where other residents include Sting, Flea, John McEnroe, and Rob Reiner.
In an odd coincidence — or maybe it’s not — Hill purchased the Malibu house from Richard and Laurie Stark, owners of the popular Chrome Hearts jewelry/apparel line. Avid real estate watchers may recall that Hill bought his current main residence in Santa Monica back in 2019 from the Starks’ eldest daughter, singer-songwriter Jesse Jo Stark.
Built in 1980 and since renovated, the house is a blocky, modernist affair with four bedrooms and four baths in just over 3,600 square feet of living space. Though located in seaside Malibu Colony, the property itself is not oceanfront; instead, it’s located on the less-desirable “land side” of the enclave, across the street from the beach but safe from crashing waves that have been known to occasionally pummel the community.
The Starks paid about $7.3 million for the house in 2017; last year, they set the place out for sale with a nearly $11 million pricetag; the property was removed from the market before Hill swooped in with a lowball offer. A quick comparison of photos from 2017 and now reveals the Chrome Hearts honchos don’t appear to have made any significant changes to the home, beyond the usual additions of some new furniture and artwork.