About seven months after selling his home in Studio City, comedian and actor Russell Peters is settling into new digs in Hidden Hills. The satirist dropped a substantial $6.45 million for the property, a sprawling 11,638 square foot mansion on an acre-sized lot. The home’s last sale price was $3.5 million, in 2003.
A substantial change of mood from Peters’ previous L.A.-area residence, the home is a stylistically undetermined amalgam of traditional and modern influences. The façade features a prominent porte-cochère supported with stacked stone pillars and a huge pendant fixture; the design sprawls away from the front entrance with a pleasing lack of symmetry.
The interiors of the home begin with a grandiose foyer—the eye is immediately drawn to a double staircase in a concave design that leads to a second-floor gallery, while a ponderous chandelier imposes on the first impression.
Tones are largely a matter of dark-light contrast, and the home never commits itself to warm, cool, or a tension between the two; as a result, it comes across as a touch innocuous. Materials are top-flight, however, with floors in beige tile or wide-plank hardwood. Ornamental ceilings add some visual interest, and a blend of recessed and chandelier lighting balances the restrained and the ornate.
A study in the comprehensive, possible amenities are well covered in the house: a billiards room, a home cinema with plaster walls and torch sconces, a wine cellar, a lounge with a built-in aquarium and coffered ceiling, a fitness room with a sauna, and a large home office are a few of the luxurious secondary rooms in the home. The kitchen is large, bright, and geared toward culinary breadth, and includes a pizza oven.
The grounds include an unusually large expanse of lawn, a freeform pool with ambient lighting and separate spa, a covered patio, a gazebo, an outdoor kitchen with grill station and bar, and a putting green.
Peters’ performances have consistently sold out their venues; he’s one of the highest paid comedians in the world. He has acted or voice-acted in many films, and has a starring role in this year’s cannabis-centric pipe dream, ‘Ripped.’