Though Emma Hernan has denied a rekindling of her relationship with Peter Cornell, the “Selling Sunset” star and her onetime fiancée are still professional partners, teaming up to purchase pricey Los Angeles real estate. The Oppenheim Group realtors already own a prime Hollywood Hills home that they picked up for $2.7 million several years ago, and now the budding investors have ponied up additional big bucks for a stylishly revamped residence near the Bird Streets neighborhood.
Records show Hernan and Cornell — she also the CEO of plant-based frozen food brand Emma-Leigh & Co., he a former pro basketball player — co-paid about $3.8 million for the place, which was originally listed for a speck under $4 million. Built in the early 1950s, but since extensively renovated, the Hamptons-esque house features three bedrooms and two baths in almost 2,400 square feet of modernized, all-white living space boasting rich hardwood floors, decorative moldings and designer light fixtures throughout.
Resting on a fully hedged parcel spanning nearly a quarter-acre, the single-story structure is accessed via a gated doorway out front or gated driveway tucked off to the side that curves around to an attached two-car garage. The front door opens into a gallery-style entrance hallway, which leads to a fireside living room showcased by bay windows on one side and chandelier-topped dining room on the other.
Additional high points include a family room adorned with a brick fireplace and French doors spilling out to a partially covered patio ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining, plus a sleekly designed kitchen outfitted with pale gray cabinetry, an eat-in island, top-tier stainless appliances and a casual dining nook sporting built-in seating.
A large master retreat comes complete with glassy doors flowing out to the backyard and a walk-in closet, along with a marble-accented bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and glass-encased shower. There are two more bedrooms — one accompanied by a bath, and another with its own entrance that’s being used as an office space — and outdoors, the private backyard hosts a recently installed pool and spa surrounded by a grassy lawn.