sweet escape, indeed. Tucked behind a guard gated entry in the exclusive community “The Summit” and with a second gate leading to a 250-foot private driveway, this bold architectural boasts an enviable location on a ridge overlooking Beverly Hills and Studio City. It’s also the reported home of Gwen Stefani, which was recently listed for sale at $35 million, according to Forbes, Mansion Global and other news outlets. The listing is held by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills and Stephen Shapiro of Westside Estate Agency Inc.
Private and protected, the residence offers an inspired retreat perched above the city with a large pool and spa, tennis court and guest house with large gym. The main residence spans 11,845 square feet with 11 baths and seven total bedrooms, “all oversized with luxurious baths” and all principal rooms have views, according to the listing description. Maximalist decorator Kelly Wearstler took charge of the high-contrast interiors — and it shows in the black-and-white striped walls, pops of color and flashes of black and gold stone splashed across the walls and floor.
The master suite itself offers “his” and “her” baths, closets and portraits of that gorgeous front-facing view. Masterful attention to detail is showcased throughout, no doubt a result of the boundary-pushing collaboration between Ms. Stefani and Ms. Wearstler. The entry offers a direct sightline to the outdoors with a framed window and striking black-and-white marble floor, rendered in a geometric design.
Five fireplaces patterned in dramatic granite and marble create warmth — and the perfect dose of drama.
The club-like gym offers just the right amount of privacy, and floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open up to the pool and yard.
An entertainer’s paradise and celebrity haven, the estate also features a theater, spacious outdoor living room with a fireplace and an outdoor kitchen graced by a beautiful slab bar. This is one luxurious escape worthy of its superstar pedigree – Jennifer Lopez also reportedly owned the residence from 2000 to 2004, according to Forbes and Mansion Global.
As Ms. Stefani once famously sang, “What You Waiting For?”