Comedian-turned-TV personality Howie Mandel is the most recent ex-owner of this freshly-minted contemporary farmhouse in Hidden Hills. This week, Mandel accepted an offer of $9.5 million for the house, a million less than the asking price for the property when it listed in June of this year. The buyer is NFL player Jalen Ramsey. The cornerback recently signed a five-year, $105 million extension with the Rams, making him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history.
The home is dressed in a creamy shade of gray that’s more quietly invitational than moody. Inside, the home’s nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of living area blossoms into a warmly cerebral living style that uses abundant and varied natural wood grain for ornament, occasionally riffs on mission and shaker styles, and breaks up an otherwise wide-open living area just enough for room-to-room definition.
Some of the finer details of the shared living spaces in this home: a pair of in-wall gas fireplaces in accent walls, a barn door, built-in shelving, and vaulted and hipped tray ceilings; amenities include a beaut of a media lounge, a master suite with a freestanding natural stone fireplace accent wall and a private sitting room, a glass-enclosed wine display room, a wet bar, a fitness studio, and a glass-enclosed office. The 1.14-acre lot is filled out with a natural lawn, a pool and spa, and a covered patio.