You might not have been able to afford Kenny G’s former waterfront estate near Seattle when it blew onto the market last year for a whopping $85 million, complete with a dock that can accommodate a seaplane and 150-foot yacht. But now’s your chance to tune into the Grammy-winning jazz musician’s breezy erstwhile Studio City house, in the foothills near Coldwater Canyon; and it’s available at a decidedly more reasonable asking price.
Described in the listing as a “seamless blend of style, modern sophistication with traditional comfort,” current owners Richard Whobrey and John Tannerare are looking to hand over the keys for a mere $7.5 million. They paid roughly $2.8 million for the property back in early 2021, then undertook an extensive remodel and modernization of the place.
Originally built and designed in 1989 by architect Kevin Clark, the wood-sided structure rests behind walls and a lengthy gated driveway, on a half-acre hillside parcel of land within the Longridge Estates neighborhood. A charming Dutch-style front door opens into the open-concept interiors, which feature five bedrooms and six baths in a little more than 5,600 square feet of two-level living space boasting rustic hardwood floors, whitewashed wood-beam ceilings and numerous French doors spilling out to the backyard, which offers sweeping city lights and canyon views.
Main-level highlights include a spacious living room displaying a fireplace and collapsible doors flowing out to a terrace. A sky-lit and wallpapered dining room connects to the gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with Carrara marble countertops, a pair of powder blue islands, and top-tier Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, while the upstairs master retreat has a fireside sitting area, private balcony, and luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub, steam shower and sauna.
Elsewhere is a gym and cozy bookshelf-clad library adorned with a fireplace; and outdoors, the landscaped grounds are surrounded by lush foliage, and host a lap pool and spa flanked by a wood-clad sundeck, as well as a grassy patch of lawn, built-in barbecue, and plenty of spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining. Adding extra appeal: a detached two-car garage topped by a guest apartment that once served as Kenny G’s recording studio.
The listing is held by Blair Chang of The Agency.