A couple associated with the Kardashians picked up this $24 million estate in Bel-Air this year. Jens and Emma Grede closed on the property some months ago, according to DIRT; judging by the property’s 2017 listing price of $35 million, they fared well in the deal. Jens is a partner in Kim’s Skims undergarments venture, while Emma is co-founder, along with Khloe, of jeans brand Good American.
The lavish estate is crowned by a heavily modified colonial dating to 1937. It was designed by noted Los Angeles-area architect Paul R. Williams, and was, at one time, hearth and home to actress Jane Wyatt. It had been slated for demolition in 2007, but was declared a landmark instead.
The restored house extends to about 12,000 square feet. Its façade reflects its period, but as the home progresses additions become evident.
At their best, the interiors are almost impossibly optimistic; the living room boasts glass on three sides, and a seemingly endless series of sets of French doors lends a continual suggestion of transition and invitation to the living style. Window seats are always a welcome sight, suggesting sunny leisure and wayward hours, and this home’s shared spaces contain many.
Amenities include a spa, media room, wine room, and gym. The outdoor living space is lovely, with a 110’ pool, a lanai with a fireplace, and an outdoor grill and pizza oven; romantic landscaping, a patio with a waterfall feature, and guest apartment are also part and parcel of this unusual estate, which thankfully survived teardown.