×

Tennis Great Pete Sampras Sells Brentwood House to Muse’s Matt Bellamy (EXCLUSIVE)

Retired tennis great and property-gossip-column regular Pete Sampras has sold a rustic-luxe residence in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles for $7.25 million to an inscrutable trust and we hear from virgin tipster Ivanka Tellyu and veteran celebrity-real-estate snitch Lucy Spillerguts that the new owner is Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. The sale was a far cry from the property’s original asking price of $8.9 million but still well above the $5.6 million the 14-time Grand Slam winner and his wife, former actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, paid for the vaguely Craftsman-style, six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom residence in the latter days of 2009.

The approximately 6,900-square-foot, stone-accented abode, described in listing details as a “modern traditional showplace,” sits behind gates on a wooded parcel at the end of a discreet cul-de-sac. Open-plan living spaces include a combination living and dining room with two fireplaces. A dining terrace with a built-in grilling station just outside the kitchen gives way to a patch of grass, an outdoor fireplace, and a swimming pool and spa surrounded by flagstone terracing.

Bellamy’s residential holdings include two properties in the Point Dume area of Malibu — one of them bought in late 2014 for $3.6 million from comedian/podcast king Adam Corolla. The Samprases moved on long ago to a deluxe, two-residence compound in the upper reaches of Bel-Air (one of the houses was previously owned by Merv Griffin and, later, Albert Brooks) acquired in two transactions in 2014 that totaled almost $9.5 million.

listing photos: Re/Max Olson & Associates

More Dirt

  • Alex Trebek Lists Lakeside Vacation Home

    ‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Lists Remote Lakeside Hideaway Near Paso Robles

    After he first gave it an unsuccessful go at $1.595 million, Alex Trebek now has his off-the-beaten-track getaway on Lake Nacimiento, outside the agriculture and viticulture oriented town of Paso Robles, Calif., up for sale at $1.399 million. Property records are unclear about when the five-time Daytime Emmy winning “Jeopardy” host acquired the remote, roughly [...]

  • Jen Kao Beverly Hills Home

    Fashion Designer Jen Kao Snags Jodie Foster's Beverly Hills Estate

    Legendary actress Jodie Foster made short work of divesting her Beverly Hills home of seven years, sealing the deal just two months after listing the spacious property. As previously reported, records show the transaction closed for $14,900,000, considerably more than the $11,750,000 she paid back in 2012 and certainly one of the highest prices for [...]

  • Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Seek Sale

    Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Seek Sale of Elegant Beverly Hills Mansion

    Though they’ve occupied the stately spread for only about a New York minute, itchy-footed mansion hoppers Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have slapped a eye-grabbing $47.5 million price tag on the swanky Beverly Hills, Calif., estate they bought just over a year ago for a smidgen more than $33.9 million from “Will & Grace” co-creator [...]

  • Peter Morton Lists Trousdale Estates House

    Peter Morton Asks $15 Million for Trousdale Estates Mid-Century

    Avid real estate investor Peter Morton has slapped a $15.45 million pricetag on an investment property he owns in Beverly Hills. Tucked away near the uppermost reaches of the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the spread is marketed as a “once in a lifetime view property” and includes a coveted — if rather uninspired — residential [...]

  • Marc Jacobs Lists West Village Home

    Marc Jacobs Lists West Village Townhouse

    Iconoclast fashion designer Marc Jacobs has put his expensively dressed townhouse in the fashionable far West Village of Manhattan up for sale with a hang tag just shy of $16 million. Part of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Superior Ink complex, with original interior architecture by Andre Tchelistcheff, the then brand-new townhouse was acquired in 2009 [...]

  • Princess Maha Alsaud Lists Mulholland Estates

    Princess Maha Alsaud Lists Mulholland Estates Mansion

    Los Angeles’ gated Mulholland Estates enclave is famed for its plethora of tabloid-friendly homeowners. Among the high-wattage names on the guardhouse’s residents list are Kendall Jenner, Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Christina Aguilera, Vanna White, Tracey Edmonds and Rivers Cuomo. Though blessed with Beverly Hills’ coveted 90210 zip code, the Estates are [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content