That didn’t take long. Globe-circling DJ Drew Taggart, one-half of the astronomically successful EDM-electropop duo The Chainsmokers, is on the move. Just over two years after the now 31-year-old music dynamo plunked down $12 million on an arresting architectural mansion nestled into a leafy and famously celeb-packed pocket of the Hollywood Hills, he’s got it back up for sale with a nicely profitable $14.45 million price tag.
With a Grammy for their syrupy smooth 2017 dance ditty “Don’t Let Me Down,” plus two American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards and 11 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including one for their third and most recent studio album, “World War Joy,” The Chainsmokers are some of the highest paid entertainers on the planet. According to the bean counters at Forbes, the duo’s 2019 haul tallied up to $46 million and, despite a pandemic that canceled almost all live performances*, their 2020 take ballooned to $68 million. (*The Chainsmokers came out of quarantine last summer to play what was billed as a “socially-distanced drive-in” concert in the Hamptons, a benefit for several charities. Unsurprisingly, the high-dollar concert — attendees paid between $1,250 and $25,000 a ticket — caused quite a bit of backlash and cost the promoters of the benefit concert a $20,000 fine levied by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.)
Concealed by high hedging on just over an acre in the fabled Laurel Canyon neighborhood, and painted almost entirely black, the glassy multilevel ultra-modern manse was built, according to listings held by “Million Dollar Listing” stars James Harris and David Parnes of The Agency, by the same team responsible for the insanely gorgeous, almost ridiculously isolated, and fearsomely expensive Amangiri Resort and Spa in Canyon Point, Utah. With more than 10,000 square feet of sun-soaked living space over three floors, the provocatively angled residence wraps itself around a serene and private courtyard with six en-suite bedrooms and a total of 7.5 bathrooms.