Shemar Moore—who currently stars in CBS series ‘S.W.A.T.’—picked up a contemporary estate in Sherman Oaks recently; the seven-bedroom, eight-bath house ran the actor $5.8 million.
The house is a new one—it went up only months ago. From the street, it impresses as both suitably contemporary and suitably inviting, with poured concrete, plentiful glass, and timber accents, and a thoughtfully designed interplay between house and grounds.
The 9,000 square-footer’s interiors begin with an open-concept shared living area that is distinguished by the generous use of natural-toned wood; the wide-plank hardwood floors are especially attractive. The kitchen boasts a dual-island setup, with one waterfall capped in marble, and the second receiving a butcher-block top.
The great room is one of the more invitational contemporary spaces we’ve seen in some time. It rises through the second floor, and features an open staircase with a glass balustrade, as well as a glass-enclosed wine room adjacent to a wet bar, and an indoor/outdoor patio behind retractable glass walls. A slab marble in-wall gas fireplace accent wall is the visual centerpiece of the room.
The lot measures six-tenths of an acre. The grounds are occupied more with recreational potential than landscaping, with a sports court, a putting green, a pool and pool house with a spa room, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, and several lounge spaces and features scattered throughout the property.