Four years after he bought it for $6.6 million, Logan Paul is publicly seeking a buyer willing to shell out big for his Encino mansion. The social media superstar — he’s the older half of YouTube’s ever-controversial Paul Brothers — is clearly feeling optimistic about demand for the very bling house, which is painted a striking shade of gunmetal gray. That’s despite the fact little brother Jake Paul recently lost his proverbial shirt on an even bigger mansion in Calabasas, which sold for a nearly $1 million loss before carrying costs and realtor commissions. TMZ first reported Logan’s listing.
Like his younger brother, Paul has announced he’s leaving Los Angeles — for now. The 26-year-old cited California policies as the main reason for his exit, describing the state taxes as “f**cking insane,” but also mentioned feeling restless and seeking to start “a new chapter.” (Either way, the L.A. exit is perhaps a wise decision — last month, a visibly intoxicated Paul was videotaped outside a Hollywood nightclub in a physical altercation with a heckler.)
Curiously, the Encino for-sale photos are recycled from the old 2017 listing, and thus were shot before Paul even bought the place. So while the current condition and the full extent of any upgrades he made remains a mystery, the YouTuber did indeed make some celeb-style renovations to the property. Shortly after moving in, he upgraded the security system and replaced the front fencing after several trespassers gained access to the estate, including one guy who made himself at home in Paul’s living room.
Original built in the 1970s and designed by Robert Byrd, the architecturally mysterious mansion has been radically altered and expanded in recent years. From certain angles, it resembles a contemporary house, a traditional ranch-style sprawler, or even a vaguely French Country-sort of confection. Inside, however, the place is uniformly chic and modern. There are four fireplaces, soaring ceilings, a wine cellar, soundproof movie theater and a kitchen crammed with state-of-the-art appliances. But Paul’s favorite amenity was the tree-shaded backyard, which is lush and relatively huge for the neighborhood. A freeform swimming pool has an inset spa.
Even if he manages to sell this Encino house tomorrow, Paul won’t be completely done with California just yet. He still owns a rather stunning ranch in the San Jacinto Mountains — that place spans 80 acres and lies about three hours outside of L.A. (via car). But for now, Paul is residing mainly on Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach, in a $13 million rental mansion at the ritzy Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
The Paul Brothers rose from Ohio obscurity to widespread internet fame in the early 2010s, after sharing videos of themselves on the now-defunct Vine app. Eventually they crossed over and became YouTubers, amassing huge followings and many millions of dollars — Logan has 23 million subscribers and more than 5.8 billion lifetime views on his main channel alone, and he operates the successful “Impaulsive” podcast. The pair are known for their colorful antics, as well as their amateur boxing careers. They’ve also been involved in numerous controversies, including Logan’s infamous suicide forest scandal.
Matt and Josh Altman of The Altman Brothers Team at Douglas Elliman have the listing.