Anton Zaslavski — better known to millions of electronic music fans as Zedd — has officially offloaded his contemporary Benedict Canyon residence for nearly $18.4 million, or roughly $2.4 million more than the Russian-German DJ/record producer paid for the palatial spec mansion in the mountains high above Beverly Hills five years ago, back in early 2018.
Records confirm the buyer is award-winning writer/producer/director Kenya Barris, known for “Black-ish,” “Girls Trip,” “Grown-ish” and the recently released Netflix film “You People.” After languishing on the market since summer 2021 — initially with a hefty $26.5 million ask — the listing price was reduced several times, and the services of different real estate brokerages were engaged, before the house finally sold to Barris at a substantial discount.
Resting beyond gates and a secluded cul-de-sac, on a 3.2-acre hillside parcel just below Mulholland Drive, the five-bedroom, nine-bath house was built in 2016, and features just over 11,000 square feet of open-concept living space on two levels adorned throughout with high ceilings, plus walls of glass providing sweeping ocean and mountain views. Glitzy amenities include a custom-designed movie theater with a 4K laser projector, billiard room and an indoor/outdoor gym.
A long walkway leads past a reflecting pool on its way to the wooden front door, which pivots into an atrium boasting a water feature. From there, a step-down great room includes a fireside living room sitting adjacent to a gourmet kitchen outfitted with two built-in Korean barbecue charcoal grills, high-end appliances and a prep kitchen/pantry that connects to a brick-clad dining room topped with a wood-paneled ceiling.
A sculptural floating staircase heads upstairs, where a sumptuous master retreat spanning the entire floor sports a linear fireplace, private terrace, dual walk-in closets, and a luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and steam shower. Four more guest suites on the lower level open to the picturesque grounds, which host a conversation area with fire-pit, an al fresco dining area with an outdoor kitchen, infinity-edge pool and spa, and a roof deck. There’s also a four-car garage.
Zedd still owns a $15 million mansion he bought from Joe Jonas in 2020. As for Barris, his extensive real estate portfolio includes homes in Encino, Studio City and Toluca Lake. Late last year, he sold a modern mansion in Encino for $8.2 million.
The listing was held by David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland; Pam Lumpkin of Compass repped the buyer.