It’s been barely a year since Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger paid $8.5 million for an idiosyncratic Hollywood Hills mansion, but the Florida-born “Walking Dead” actor and the German actress (“Troy,” “National Treasure,” “Inglourious Basterds”) are apparently good and ready for new pastures. The pair’s castle-like chateau has popped back up for sale, this time tagged with a $9.25 million ask. (Records indicate the house is, technically speaking, owned solely by Reedus.)
Built in 1926 and perched on a cliff just above the world-famous Sunset Strip’s eastern end, the 7,700-square-foot mansion overlooks neighboring Laurel Canyon and a huge chunk of the greater L.A. basin. Within walking distance are both the iconic Chateau Marmont hotel and the notorious Saddle Ranch restaurant, the latter oft swarmed by paparazzi.
While the home’s exterior has an obvious Medieval vibe, the interiors are decidedly contemporary — in a very glossy and shelter magazine-worthy sort of way. Much of that look is thanks to the magic touch of Robert and Cortney Novogratz, the noted husband-and-wife designers who owned the property from 2015 until 2018.
Behind a walled and gated perimeter is a motorcourt with parking for at least six cars. Inside, there are near-countless bespoke amenities: a custom kitchen by local design firm Boffi packed with Carrara marble and SubZero/Wolf appliances, an bilevel combo living/dining room with a shiny lacquered ceiling, and a host of glassy Steelcase doors blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Even the hardwood floors, hand-finished by English boutique firm Schotten & Hansen, are designer quality.
A kitchenette adjoins the spacious family room, which is wrapped in lustrous graphite paint and done up like a very swank media lounge/room. There’s also a loft-like gym, plus a recording studio/games room with all-black walls and custom blackout shades. On the upper level, there are two guest bedroom suites — one of them with a fireplace and done up in a delicate baby blue/cloud white paint job — and a lavish master with a fireplace, spa-like bath, and French doors accessing a terrace with city lights views.
Out back, the terraced grounds incorporate ancient trees, a stone patio with a full outdoor kitchen/BBQ center and pizza oven, and a half-court sports court. Rose gardens, a custom children’s playset, and a grassy lawns complete the high-hedged property, although the estate’s arguable centerpiece is its showstopping oval swimming pool.
As of late, Reedus and Kruger have been spending considerable time in New York, where they own an $11.8 million townhouse in Manhattan’s fashionable West Village. Reedus also still owns several other homes, including a penthouse elsewhere in NYC, a cottage in upstate New York that is occupied by his mother, and a multimillion-dollar, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home hidden in the thick woods just outside Atlanta.