×

Take That Singer Gary Barlow Picks Up Santa Monica Traditional House (EXCLUSIVE)

Location:
Santa Monica, Calif.
Price:
$5.075 million
Size:
4,150 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, best known as the lead vocalist of the phenomenally successful British pop group Take That and a former judge on the “The X Factor” in the U.K., has set down some Stateside real estate roots with the almost $5.1 million purchase of a house on a pine tree-lined street about a mile from the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. With homey black shutters that are strangely much too small for actual use, the newly built, never-lived-in clapboard-clad traditional, has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in not quite 4,200 square feet.

Mature olive trees frame a pint-sized porch and front door that opens efficiently if inelegantly directly into a sun-flooded open-plan living and dining room. The combo space features honey-toned matte-finish wide-plank hardwood floors, a fireplace enhanced with industrial design-inspired sconces and a glass-fronted wine closet. At the back of the house, a spacious, expensively equipped kitchen with marble-topped island sits between a window-lined breakfast nook and a family room with a fireplace. A room-wide bank of glass doors leads to the backyard.

There’s an office/den just inside the front door and all guest bedrooms are luxuriously en suite. The second-floor master suite provides a fireplace, a private terrace with a through-the-telephone wires view of the surrounding houses, a fitted walk-in closet and a bathroom described in marketing materials as “straight out of a classy magazine.”

Just outside the family room, a deep, covered patio with a built-in barbecue station overlooks a tile-accented swimming pool and spa tightly girdled by a practical if unsightly and easily removed child safety fence. Next to the pool, a detached two-car garage with alley access is lined with French doors that allow it to be easily converted to a pool house, home office or fitness studio.

listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

More Dirt

  • Kristin Wiig House

    Kristen Wiig Gets Just Over Asking for Mid-Century Home Above L.A.'s Silver Lake

    After less than two months on the market and some serious interest from at least a couple of deep-pocketed potential buyers, comedian and actress Kristen Wiig has sold her painstakingly updated and restored mid-century modern micro-compound above Los Angeles’s Silver Lake Reservoir for $5.225 million. Lucky for the former “Saturday Night Live” star, set to [...]

  • Marti Noxon House

    ‘Sharp Objects’ Creator Marti Noxon Flips Mid-Century Ranch House in Studio City

    It would seem television powerhouse Marti Noxon needs a side-hustle about as much as an elephant needs a SCUBA suit. The busy as a beaver creator of the thrice Emmy-nominated 2018 limited series “Sharp Objects,” starring Emmy nominees Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, already co-owns an artisanal grain mill in Pasadena and now she can [...]

  • Nate Berkus House

    Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent List Photogenic Mansion in L.A.'s Hancock Park

    Married interior decorators and reality TV co-hosts Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have their fastidiously updated and fashionably photogenic mansion in L.A.’s historic and historically hoity-toity Hancock Park neighborhood up for sale at $13.795 million. The telegenic couple, co-hosts of the aspirational home improvement and design series “Nate & Jeremiah by Design” on TLC, paid [...]

  • Yoshiki Buys Studio City Mansion

    Yoshiki Picks Secluded Spread Near Studio City (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mononymic Japanese rock star and record producer Yoshiki, an accomplished classical composer best known as the co-founder and drummer of the speed metal band X Japan — they sold out Madison Square Garden in 2014, has expanded his SoCal real estate holdings with the almost $3.4 million purchase of a secluded 1.6-acre spread in the [...]

  • Hedi Slimane Lists Los Angeles Modern

    Hedi Slimane Lists Beverly Hills Masterpiece (EXCLUSIVE)

    French art photographer and fashion designer Hedi Slimane, named in early 2018 as creative director at the prestigious, Paris-based luxury brand Celine (formerly known as Céline), has his sublime, architecturally pedigreed pad on a coveted cul-de-sac in the perennially chic and, hence, extravagantly expensive Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills, Calif., available at $17.5 million. [...]

  • Ellen Page Lists Hollywood Hills Mansion

    Ellen Page Lists Hollywood Hills Mid-Century Home

    Canadian-born actress and producer Ellen Page has put her post-and-beam built mid-century modern pavilion in the celeb-studded Nichols Canyon area of Los Angeles up for sale at a bit below $2 million. The 2007 Oscar nominee, currently co-host of the LGBTQ-oriented travel series “Gaycation” and also filming the upcoming Netflix sequel miniseries “Tales of the [...]

  • Shonda Rhimes House

    Shonda Rhimes Purchases Plush Penthouse on New York City's Park Avenue

    Powerhouse primetime showrunner turned exceedingly well compensated Netflix content creator Shonda Rhimes has splashed out $11.75 million for a posh penthouse atop a discreetly elite co-operative apartment house that presides over a busy yet plum Upper East Side intersection along New York City’s prestigious Park Avenue. Almost completely wrapped in a contiguous, newly resurfaced terrace, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content