Well, that was quick. Only six weeks after David Bakhtiari put his Tarzana mansion on the market with a seemingly aggressive $6.3 million asking price, the Green Bay Packer’s house has sold for nearly $6.2 million. Records reveal the buyer is Angelica Nwandu, founder and owner of The Shade Room, a majorly successful internet-focused media company the New York Times has called the “TMZ of Instagram.”
The lofty sale price means Bakhtiari walked with a $2.3 million profit — before taxes, maintenance fees and closing costs — an impressive figure made even more impressive considering he owned the house for less than three years and made few changes to the premises. Built in 2019 by a developer on speculation, Bakhtiari picked the hard-edged modern mansion up in early 2020, when it was still brand-new.
Sited on a quiet hillside street, the 7,000-square-foot home offers six bedrooms, all of them with ensuite full bathrooms. In addition to the main residence, the nearly half-acre property also includes two detached accessory buildings, one of them currently configured as a gym and the other as a pool house, complete with a convenient full bathroom.
The property is also entirely walled and gated, and a circular motorcourt can easily accommodate a half-dozen cars. Guests will be awed by the 24-foot-tall foyer, which flaunts a floating staircase hewn entirely from glass and steel, plus a fireplace-equipped family room adjoining a gourmet kitchen complete with two islands and premium Miele, Wolf and Thermador appliances. Walls of Fleetwood glass doors disappear, flooding the interiors with natural light and allowing for an effortless indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
There’s a smaller second family room upstairs, plus a sumptuous primary suite with a sitting area, marble bathroom, massage facilities and a private balcony with city lights views. Some of the many other indoor amenities include a movie theater, walk-in pantry and a formal dining area.
Outside, the mostly hardscaped lot sports multiple fire-pits, virtually unlimited patio space for entertaining or sunbathing, and a negative-edge swimming pool with a Baja shelf and inset spa. Patches of grassy lawn are perfect for children or pets.
No word yet about where Bakhtiari, one of the highest-paid offensive linemen in NFL history, is moving. But he recently paid about $600,000 for a small house near Nashville, Tenn., and he also owns property in Northern California. As for Nwandu, she still maintains another luxury home in L.A.’s Sherman Oaks neighborhood, acquired just last year for $3.4 million.