SNL alumnus, late night talk show host and actor David Spade — best known for his work in Just Shoot Me! and Rules of Engagement — is the first owner of a 2020-built modern-style home in Los Angeles. Spade took ownership of the property this month, laying down $13.85 million at the closing.
The 11,300 sq. ft. residence is tucked away behind a formidable set of gates, and at the end of a fairly long and winding drive that makes good use of the property’s .43 acres above Sunset. A look at the exterior of the home from the motor court gives the impression of an imposing stronghold, with glassy garage bay doors, masonry and poured concrete presenting a reticent personality that is made somewhat warmer by way of limited reclaimed timber cladding.
In back, of course, the house becomes far more invitational, and opens grandly to the property’s outdoor living area and zero-edge pool through pocketing Fleetwood doors below; above, balconies overlook the property and the city views beyond it. The three levels are connected by a staircase which also acts as the house’s centerpiece: an industrial-inspired affair of steel, glass and hardwood that’s far more interesting than the home’s elevator. Other details include timber-clad accent walls—one containing a very long linear fireplace—as well as hardwood paneling, LED accent lighting and, upstairs, plank floors.
Amenities include a library, a gym, a theater, and a double-island, catering-ready kitchen.
Spade’s upcoming projects include computer-animated monster comedy film Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, with Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, and Fran Drescher. The film is the fourth and final opus of a franchise that has grossed over $1.3 billion to date.