×

Louis Tomlinson Lists at a Loss in Los Angeles (EXCLUSIVE)

Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Price:
$6.995 million
Size:
(approx.) 6,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Former One Direction-er Louis Tomlinson, now a judge on Britain’s “The X Factor,” the very same televised talent show from which he was launched into international teenaged superstardom in 2010, has put his home in a famously celeb-favored neighborhood in the foothills above Hollywood, Calif., up for sale at $6.995 million, a notable amount less than the $7.3 million the 27-year-old English heartthrob paid for the plush pad just over 2.5 years ago. Though fastidiously maintained and oozing with sleek glamour, a quick comparison with marketing photographs from the time of the boy band phenom’s 2016 purchase suggests that little work was done to cosmetically alter the property over the last few years.

Listed with The Altman Brothers, Joshua Altman and Matthew Altman at Douglas Elliman, and once owned by late and pioneering New Wave music promoter and booking agent Ian Copeland, the architecturally pastiched 1937 Georgian meets Art Deco inspired Spanish Colonial villa strikes a decidedly contemporary vibe on the interior with lustrous, ebony-stained hardwood floors, cottony white walls and speaker-dotted ceilings free of fussy decorative moldings. Perched along a high, slender ridge and cleaved to a precipitous hillside that affords sweeping views from the Hollywood Sign to Griffith Park Observatory and the downtown skyline, the two-story residence has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in roughly 6,000 square feet.

A pared down, minimalist-minded switchback staircase defines the entrance hall while the step-down living room, with an austere, elegantly petite white brick corner fireplace, features a massive, 36-pane, floor-to-ceiling bowed bay window plus a dramatic corner of frameless glass panels that disappear completely into the walls to provide access to the backyard and swimming pool. The formal dining room opens to an informal dining space nested into a sunny, window-lined semi-circular bay in the high-end kitchen and, in addition to a family room, there’s also a media lounge and a climate controlled walk-in wine cellar. At least two of the three guest bedrooms open to a balcony while the master suite has its own terrace along with a couple of custom-fitted walk-in closets and a lavish bathroom where a freestanding soaking tub floats in the middle of the room on an eye-catching, herringbone pattern black and white marble tile floor. Two humongous palm trees dominate the tropically planted backyard that incorporates an itty-bitty patch of lawn and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa daringly cantilevered over the rugged ravine.

Former residents of the historic ‘hood include Ruth Buzzi, Gore Vidal, Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansson while some of the current homeowners include Charlize Theron, Billy Idol and David Lynch, who owns not just one but three homes along the same street. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, the latter of whom pled guilty earlier this month to paying a $15,000 bribe to further her daughter’s chances of getting into college, own two neighboring homes in the showbizzy nabe while Johnny Galecki presides over a stunning, 1920s Spanish home he scooped up in 2015 for $9.2 million from Jason Statham, who had bought it about four years earlier for $7.35 million from Ben Stiller.

Tomlinson, whose head-spinning rocket ride to fame and fortune has been marked in recent years by family tragedy — his mother passed in 2016 following a long battle with cancer and his 18-year-old half-sister died last month after suffering from a heart attack, remains the assumed owner of an unassuming traditional residence in a semi-rural setting about a dozen miles north of Central London that he reportedly acquired in 2012 for somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.5 million.

More Music

  • Greyson Chance -Gabby Barrett Alejandro Aranda

    Greyson Chance, 'Idol' Alums Gabby Barrett and Alejandro Aranda Sign Major Label Deals

    Two “American Idol” alumni — Gabby Barrett and Alejandro Aranda — as well as viral star Greyson Chance all announced new major label recording contracts this week. Barrett, who finished in third place of the first season of the rebooted ABC version of “Idol,” has joined the roster of Warner Music Nashville. The singer had [...]

  • BTS World

    BTS World Mobile Game From K-Pop Group Rockets to No. 1 Spot on App Charts Worldwide

    BTS, the biggest K-pop group in the world, now has the biggest app in the world. “BTS World,” a mobile simulation game that lets fans virtually become the South Korean pop stars’ manager, quickly rose to the top of Apple’s App Store charts in multiple countries just hours after its release on Wednesday, June 26. [...]

  • Disney Pandora World Of Avatar, Lake

    The Piano Guys Play 'Avatar' Theme in Disney World (Watch)

    The YouTube sensation The Piano Guys have taken a trip to the world of Pandora for a performance of the theme to “Avatar.” Shot in the bioluminescent floating forest in Disney World, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson and pianist Jon Schmidt put their spin on the score to James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster. The video immerses the [...]

  • usa, california, palm springs, windmills san

    Agua Caliente, Oak View Group Partner to Build New Arena in Palm Springs

    A new sports and entertainment arena is coming to downtown Palm Springs. Today it was announced that the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and Oak View Group (OVG) will partner to build a new state-of-the-art sports and live entertainment venue. Live Nation Entertainment also boards as a strategic partner. The venue’s capacity will seat at [...]

  • MadonnaThe Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the

    Madonna Revives Nightmarish Imagery of Orlando Nightclub Massacre in New Music Video

    Any thoughts that Madonna’s provocative streak might be taking a time-out in 2019 were put to a halt with her release Wednesday of a new music video for her song “God Control,” which portrays a bloody massacre in a nightclub and is peppered with slogans advocating for gun control. Filmed by director Jonas Åkerlund largely in [...]

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus Teases 'Charlie's Angels' Collaboration with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey

    Three of the biggest female pop stars have joined forces in a new song for the Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.” In a tweet posted Wednesday, Miley Cyrus hinted at a collaboration between herself, Lana Del Rey, and Ariana Grande in the forthcoming film. Alongside a 14-second teaser, originally posted by Sony Pictures, the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content