Platinum-selling songwriter, record producer and sometimes singer Jason Boyd, known professionally as Poo Bear and probably most known among his peers for his frequent work with Justin Bieber, has chopped the price of his Hollywood Hills home by a hefty one million dollars. Originally listed back in April at $9.9 million and still tidy sum above the not quite $6.5 million the three-time Grammy nominee paid for the place in the spring of 2018, it’s newly re-priced at $8.9 million.
In addition to his significant efforts on Bieber’s second, fourth and fifth albums, Poo Bear has also written and produced pop ditties for heavy hitters like Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Usher and, more than 20 years ago, Pink. In recent years he’s crossed over into the Latin and Country music genres, including the Mexican duo Jesse & Joy, as well as the Dennis Quaid-narrated musical podcast “Bear and A Banjo.”
Privately sequestered at the end of a long, gated driveway and set on a high plateau cut into a steep slope above Nichols Canyon, the nearly one-acre property comprises a couple of glass-walled white cubes connected by an open-air breezeway that spans the driveway. Between the two sun-filled pavilions, there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms in about 6,000 square feet of crisply contemporary living space controlled by a comprehensive home automation system.
A glass door similar to one more commonly found in a retail shop swings open to an expansive open-plan living and dining area in the two-story main house. A three-dimensional wall of extruded wood blocks adds a warm element to the otherwise austere entrance area and further in, a muscular open-tread floating staircase ascends to the second floor. At one end of the room, a vanishing wall of glass opens to a terrace with a canyon-framed city view. At the other, alongside a linear gas fireplace set into a volume clad in concrete-colored tile, another wall of disappearing glass opens to the swimming pool.
Other highlights include: a gleaming kitchen, all white but for pale-grey cabinet doors and stainless-steel appliances; a surround-sound screening room with tiered seating in bone-colored leather reclining sofas; two spacious bedroom suites that could easily serve as the primary. The larger of the two suites offers a fireplace, pretty views, a bespoke walk-in closet, and a spa bath in which a deep soaking tub set in a bed of black river stones sits in a corner of nearly floor-to-ceiling glass.
Outside the main pavilion, the flat backyard has a crystalline swimming pool and spa. Sunbeds sit on an elevated patio covered in artificial turf, and a huge television mounted above the outdoor fireplace provides for an al fresco cinema experience. Perched atop the detached garage and accessed by an exterior staircase that clings to the side of the building, the guest house offers flexible space for a home office, meditation retreat, or staff quarters.
Offering contemporary styling, high-quality finishes, stunning views and a serene sense of seclusion high above the city, the property is available via Marc Noah and Marybel Perez of Sotheby’s International Realty — Beverly Hills Brokerage.