We hear from plugged-in Platinum Triangle real estate heavy hitter Peter Propertyseller that pop-culture-skewering stand-up comic Kathy Griffin, once the self-anointed queen of the D-List, has been peeping properties with decidedly A-List asking prices in some of L.A.’s most expensive zip codes.

One of the super-luxe homes the veteran TV personality is said to have toured is a brand-new, spec-built 7,500-square-foot über-contemporary just above the Sunset Strip that’s described in listing details as an “architectural tour-de-force” and currently priced at just under $16 million (after first being listed almost a year ago at $21.75 million). The gated residence, perched high on a precipitous hillside at the end of a shared private drive, contains four bedrooms and three full and two half bathrooms as well as a double-height great room with a retractable wall of glass, a state-of-the-art media lounge with full bar, and an open kitchen with glass-fronted walk-in wine cellar. The property opens at the back through a series of automated glass sliders to a stone-tiled, multilevel terrace and an infinity-edged swimming pool theatrically cantilevered over the steep slope with an over-the-tree-tops view that sweeps across the entirety of the L.A. basin from the Downtown skyline to the Pacific Ocean.

The occasionally polarizing Emmy- and Grammy-winning comic, currently on her grueling 80-city Like a Boss tour, owns a recently remodeled, 8,000-square-foot contemporary in the Cahuenga Pass area of the Hollywood Hills that she snatched up in 2004 for $2.85 million.

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