Now that they lay claim to a sleekly revamped Hollywood Hills house, Golden Globe-winning actress Katey Sagal and her writer-producer husband Kurt Sutter (“The Shield,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Mayans M.C.”) have no need for their longtime home tucked away in a gated enclave near the far western reaches of Bel Air. So, unsurprisingly, the Hollywood power couple has now parted ways with the 1960s modernist-style digs they purchased for a smidge less than $3.7 million nearly 12 years ago, back in December 2010.
Records reveal that the new owners are Canada-born and Hong Kong-raised fashion designer Edison Chen and his Chinese supermodel wife Qin Shupei, who quietly picked up the place in an off-market deal for $7.7 million.
Back in the 1990s, Chen gained acclaim in China as an actor and rapper before he was embroiled in a sex photo scandal and stepped away from the entertainment industry indefinitely. He’s since cofounded the Hong Kong-based CLOT streetwear and lifestyle brand — boasting collaborations with Nike, Disney, Coca-Cola and others — and also relocated to Los Angeles, where he sells his wares at a brick-and-mortar Juice retail store; and today, at 41 years old, he has a reported net worth of around $45 million.
Chen’s newly acquired property rests on a 1.6-acre blufftop parcel, beyond a lengthy gated driveway. Since the wood and glass structure was never publicly on the market, photos and details are scarce, but old listings from when it was last up for sale in 2010 show the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired “treehouse” features five bedrooms and six baths in just over 4,500 square feet of open-concept living space.
Among the highlights: a spacious living room displaying a high-peaked, wood-beam ceiling and walls of glass that connects to the dining room via a two-way, triangle-shaped fireplace. There’s also an updated kitchen outfitted with concrete countertops and stainless appliances, plus an adjacent breakfast nook adorned with a built-in table and benches.
A separate wing features four bedrooms, including a master retreat sporting a walk-in closet, ocean-view balcony and soaking tub-equipped bath; and an additional ensuite bedroom with a walk-in closet and bath is sequestered upstairs. Outdoors, the heavily wooded grounds hold a stone-encased pool and spa nestled alongside a grassy lawn, along with plenty of spots ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.