Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani found a buyer for their wild-style Beverly Hills mansion this month—and quickly, at least after the last price reduction, which left the magnificently eccentric abode tagged at $25 million. The couple first listed the home in the fall of 2016, for $35 million; they had endured a difficult divorce some months earlier.
For a house with such a staid exterior, the residence’s interiors represent a tour-de-force of sorts, an incredibly restless series of dramatic shifts and varied textures and patterns. Do the results stand as a tonic for the dull predictability of high-end homes, or an exhausting, nerve-rattlingly neurotic series of attention-hijacking stylistic contrasts? Either way, the duo’s former love nest is never boring.
There are seven bedrooms and ten baths in the expansive main house. Scale and light are as important as pattern and material; the lovely clerestory and glass door in the living room and the monolithic fireplace accent wall in dramatically figured marble both say much about the sensibilities behind the home’s design. It was intended to be a home for the ages—had marital friction not intervened, perhaps it might have been.
The lot is spectacularly large for the gilded neighborhood in which it sits: two acres, more than enough room for a large guest house, pool and spa, tennis court, and lawns.