Though she’s barely out of her 20s, reality TV vixen-turned-rapper Chanel West Coast has been famous for well over a decade, first coming to public attention as Rob Dyrdek’s receptionist on the original season of “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.” Her popularity with viewers eventually saw her transition into a full-fledged cast member and, since 2011, a co-host on “Ridiculousness,” the internationally successful comedy clip show helmed by Dyrdek.
West Coast’s longtime admiration for the late Tupac Shakur inspired her to pursue her dream of becoming a rapper; while she released a 2013 mixtape featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg and several standalone singles since, her long-promised debut album has never materialized. But that hasn’t deterred West Coast from hustling after a music career — she released the 2019 single “Sharon Stoned,” which generated worldwide publicity after she was slapped with a lawsuit from the “Basic Instinct” temptress herself over unauthorized use of her name. No shrinking violet, West Coast returned fire by alleging — and providing photographic evidence — that Stone had been a collaborator on the project but suffered a last-minute change of heart.
In any case, West Coast has amassed fame and fortune enough to afford a $1.65 million contemporary home in the Hollywood Dell, a close-knit neighborhood in the eastern part of the Hollywood Hills. Originally built in 1954 but radically renovated in 2018, the multi-level structure boasts a roomy 2,600 square feet of living space, an attached two-car garage, and a towering front façade with an irregular roofline and combination of wood and grey stucco siding.
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Two flights of stairs lead from the road to the front door, which opens into an open-concept living area with grey hardwood floors. The adjacent kitchen has white-oak cabinetry and high-end appliances; around the corner is a dining area with space for a medium-sized table.
Skylit hallways lead to the home’s three ensuite bedrooms. The redone master suite features a private balcony, bath with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. Downstairs is a finished basement with a large laundry room and temperature-controlled storage area. From the living room, a bi-fold door allows easy access to the outdoors. While the .18-acre lot isn’t particularly big, the property has a terraced, fully landscaped backyard perfect for entertaining or alfresco dining.