Frank Grillo may be a born-and-bred New Yorker, but the experienced martial artist, clothing entrepreneur and prolific actor (“The Purge,” the 2022 biopic “Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend,” Brock Rumlow in “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain America”) has settled into an elegant Los Angeles lifestyle. For the last two years, the 57-year-old has been leasing a renovated midcentury modern house in the hills; records now reveal he’s put down permanent roots nearby, paying about $6.6 million for a very chic mansion.
Secluded within the deepest reaches of a verdant canyon, the Hollywood Hills residence features a strikingly monochromatic color scheme and minimalist finishes. Built new in 2019, the house was first offered with an optimistic asking price of nearly $13 million, but lingered on the market for more than three years. After multiple realtor changes and price chops, Grillo finally snagged the cool digs at a nearly 50% discount off the original sticker.
There’s a very long driveway that gently ascends to a motorcourt fronting a three-car garage. Per the listing, which described the sleek home as a “modern masterpiece,” the entryway offers a vaulted ceiling and abundant white oak, design features that carry on throughout the rest of the house. The light-flooded indoor/outdoor living room, complete with disappearing walls of glass and clerestory windows, is quintessentially California and is serviced by a Euro-chic kitchen with quartz countertops and premium appliances.
Five bedrooms are sprawled throughout 8,000 square feet of living space, each with their own trendy bathroom. But by far the most eye-catching is the sumptuous primary suite, which flaunts a bathroom with open showers and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and an ultra-minimalist closet/dressing room that would make even Kim Kardashian smile.
Other estate amenities include tall hedges and tropical plantings that amp up the home’s feeling of seclusion. Out back, a plunge pool has a Baja shelf for sunbathing and inset spa; back inside the house are a movie theater and gym for further relaxation.
Five years ago, Grillo and his ex-wife Wendy Moniz reportedly paid $4.5 million for a smaller contemporary home in Pacific Palisades. While records show they continue to jointly own that property, the house itself is now occupied exclusively by Moniz. Grillo’s current bachelor pad is a high-priced midcentury modern rental in L.A.’s fabled Bird Streets neighborhood.