Rihanna quietly picked up this Spanish Eclectic home in West Hollywood three months ago, spending $2.75 million for the four bed, four bath charmer, only to puzzlingly turn around and list the property for sale yet again about two weeks ago with an asking price of $2.85 million.
The pop sensation also purchased a 7,100 square-foot postmodern dream home in August of this year, to the tune of nearly $7 million, which may have made the 2,650 square-foot residence superfluous. But, one would imagine, the smaller home must’ve been intended to be an investment property anyway, and the rush would indicate a break-even selling price. Buyer’s remorse, perhaps.
Surmise aside, the little Spanish-inflected house dates to 1926, and, despite radical renovations, much its period charm remains. The home’s exterior presents many of the tropes of a classic Spanish-style—whitewashed stucco, tile roof, wrought iron balconies, lantern sconces—but revisions have put a modern spin on the execution, adding a little industrial and contemporary to the mix, and opening things up considerably.
The home’s interiors are very, very white, which is good news for a prospective buyer with a strong creative streak: the home is readily amenable, as it currently stands, for a radical and personal design vision. The hardwood floors are nicely textured, and baths, windows and doors are all recent, as is the kitchen. Built-ins, soft angles, and a few exposed beams whisper a little history, allowing the residence a fairly complex identity, and a little wisdom.
The property is designed around the pool as a courtyard-like common area, with a one bed/one bath guesthouse/staff apartment with an entertainment space on the first floor.
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