Now owned by a corporate entity linked to mega-rich Singaporean tech entrepreneur Patrick Y. Grove, who was revealed as the owner last year on an episode of “Selling Sunset,” the exceptionally private house just above the Sunset Strip that was once home to baby-faced boy bander turned international pop culture phenom Harry Styles has returned to market with an almost $8 million asking price.
Now coupled with his “Don’t Worry Darling” co-star and director Olivia Wilde, the sartorial provocateur acquired the property in early 2016. After several attempts to sell, starting in the spring of 2017 at a far too tumescent $8.495 million, the “Watermelon Sugar” singer finally unloaded the place over the summer of 2019 for an even-steven $6 million, a heart-stopping $870,000 below what he paid. The property is available through “Selling Sunset” star Emma Hernan at The Oppenheim Group, who recently scooped up a multimillion-dollar house of her own.
Invisible from the narrow winding street, behind imposing gates and a wall of bottlebrush trees and bamboo, the multi-story contemporary home was originally built in 1946 but has since been radically altered and updated. Set atop a two-car garage with an opaque glass door, the 4,400-square-foot home offers four all-en-suite bedrooms and a total of six bathrooms. Few obvious changes were made by the seller; the kitchen is still fitted with seal grey countertops on minimalistic white lacquer cabinets, and the screening room is still a plushily appointed aubergine cave with silk wall-to-wall carpeting.
In the combination living and dining room, a huge bank of floor-to-ceiling windows vanishes into the wall and unites the combination living and dining room with a faux-grassed terrace that offers spectacular, 180-degree over-the-rooftop views across Los Angeles. Downstairs, a curtained cabana with wet bar and pool bath is discreetly tucked under the house alongside a classic kidney-shaped swimming pool and spillover spa that are set against a fluttering wall of bamboo.
Recently holed up with Wilde in a rented home home in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood, Styles maintains an $8.7 million residence in a notoriously celeb-packed building in New York and he reportedly owns three homes along the same street in North London’s Hampstead nabe, two right next to each other and another across the road.