Saxophone-wielding light-jazz mainstay Kenny G is looking to hit a high note with the listing of his Studio City home for $4 million. Mr. G picked up the luxurious home for $2.85 million back in 2007.
Nestled in the Coldwater Canyon foothills, the gated half-acre property is quite lovely. The lengthy driveway uses mixed stone for an accent material, foreshadowing the extensive use of stone as an ornament in the property generally.
The main house is a 4,000 square-footer with four bedrooms and three baths, a classic-styled traditional with rustic farmhouse elements. A combination living/dining space marked by glossy hardwood floors, a stacked-stone fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, and French doors carries the day, but further inside, the cozy family room with its vaulted ceiling and stacked-stone fireplace continues the charm, and a bright white country-style kitchen is rendered even more ebullient by a prominent skylight.
The backyard presents as a spa-like oasis with stone patios, a charming pergola, a stone-lined lap swimming pool, a spa, and a separate guesthouse. Landscaping is edge-of-wild and secretive, giving the property the feel of a discovery. The effect is well-engineered.
Kenny G, born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, has 16 Grammy nominations under his belt, with a win among them.