After spending the last 25 years living primarily on the American side of the pond, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are relocating back to their native UK. Per the Black Sabbath rocker himself, California taxes are now just “too much,” though he still loves the Los Angeles lifestyle. “If they do the taxes better then I may come back,” the 73-year-old told the Mirror some months ago.
Unsurprisingly, the couple’s main L.A. residence is now available for sale. Located on one of Hancock Park’s poshest streets, the Mediterranean villa-style manor was built in 1929 and offers six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (seven full baths, four powder rooms) in over 11,000 square feet of living space. All that space, style and history will cost a buyer dearly — to the tune of $18 million.
The Osbournes acquired the house in 2015 from “Saw” film producer Oren Koules, paying about $12 million. According to reports from back then, the house was never on the market and Koules had not even been looking to sell. But the veteran MTV reality stars saw photos of the place in glossy magazines and made Koules an unsolicited offer he just couldn’t refuse.
Koules, who bought the place in 2010 for “just” $4.2 million, completely renovated the home’s interiors in a sharply contemporary manner. But the Osbournes re-renovated everything, replacing Koules’ more minimal decor with a bonanza of decidedly decadent and glam finishes and furnishings. Although the current for-sale listing does not note the interior designer’s name, we assume the spaces are the work of celebrity favorite Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who has been the Osbourne family decorator for many years.
Should the family get anywhere near their $18 million asking price, the property will rank as one of the priciest Hancock Park homes ever sold, just behind the $21 million estate recently sold by Shonda Rhimes and a $19 million mansion that transferred two years ago. That latter house happens to be located on the very same street as the Osbournes’ digs, almost immediately across the road.