With his divorce finalized earlier this year and reported plans to move back to Sweden, long-time L.A.-based Swedish EDM DJ Eric Prydz, whose professional aliases include Pryda, Cirez D and Tonja Holma, has hoisted his custom compound high in the Hollywood Hills on the market at just under $5.9 million. Winner of the DJ of the Year award at the 2017 Electronic Music Awards, the 45-year-old globe-trotting spinner-mixer and record producer has owned the desirably secluded spread since 2013 when he picked it up for $5.3 million from Styx frontman and guitarist Tommy Shaw.
Nipped away behind gates at the end of a long and almost invisibly discreet driveway along a high ridge above Beachwood Canyon and the Hollywood Reservoir, the city- and mountain-view compound sprawls across two parcels that together comprise a private promontory of nearly an acre almost directly below the Hollywood sign. Listings held by Josh Altman and Matt Altman of The Altman Brothers at Douglas Elliman indicate there are three separate structures that combined contain six bedrooms and as many baths in about 6,200 square feet.
Sophisticated and sexy yet playful and comfortable with quality finishes and plush furnishings, the main residence features walnut wood floors, a whole-house audio system and a spacious homeowner’s retreat replete with head-on views of the downtown skyline. Other luxuries include a private sitting room, a marble bath and a couple of walk-in closets plus a dressing room. The property’s other two structures include a self-contained poolside guest bungalow and a larger pavilion that houses a lounge and kitchen, a professional recording studio, a small home theater, a fitness suite, and a sauna.
A peaceful, romantically lit boutique resort-like idyll, the compound’s meandering grounds include a free-form swimming pool and spa and an open-air structure that shelters a built-in dining banquette sandwiched between an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit. Elsewhere, there’s a dramatically illuminated grotto and, beneath a vine-laden pergola laced with fairy lights, a deck from where there’s a postcard-perfect view of the Hollywood sign. Indeed, a public trail just below the deck is frequently trafficked by tourists looking for the most advantageous spot to take some selfies with the iconic sign looming in the background.