About a year ago, Chelsea Handler listed her late modern haunt in Los Angeles for $11.5 million; when the home did not sell by June of last year, she whittled the price down to $10.95 million.
The house is back as a relist early in the New Year, but with no additional cut. Ms. Handler is clearly not in a hurry to sell the home, or willing to let it go as a bargain.
And there’s no reason why she should. The 1964-built modern-style is squirreled down a long, gated, tree-lined drive, and the lot is tucked away on a small side road in Bel-Air. The exterior is defined by poured concrete walls, glass, and strident lines, an assertive and somewhat uncompromising presence in a lot landscaped as romantically edge-of-wild. The contrast is effective.
Inside, the house has a circumspect atmosphere. The living room’s Spanish tile floors, plank ceilings and minimalist fireplace present a living style that emphasizes warmth and complexity. In the kitchen, terrazzo floors, simple cabinetry, and a snack-counter island make for an unpretentious feel, and a large central skylight liberates.
The six bedrooms and 6.5 baths culminate in a corner master suite that is glassy and open; extensive built-ins give the room a casually studious feel, and a retractable TV secrets away into the ceiling when not in use. The bath features separate tub room, as well as a sauna.
The outdoor deck extends to include a wet bar and summer kitchen with pizza oven. An outdoor fireplace, pool, and meditation garden fill out the seven-tenths of an acre.
Handler lent her voice to 2018’s ‘We Still Rise’. The movie is pending release.