This month, baseball star Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton listed the pedigreed Beverly Hills property they picked up in December of 2016. The couple — recently in the real estate news as a result of their $6.5 million purchase of a Jupiter, Florida, getaway last September — is asking $11.75 million for the 1976-built, four-bedroom house in the Post Office area. They purchased the home back in 2016 for $5.25 million and apparently completed a tasteful renovation in the meantime.
The property’s former owners include tennis legend Pete Sampras, Charlie’s Angeles star Kate Jackson, and multiple Grammy-winning light jazz musician Kenny G. The little estate is exceedingly private; the 5,706 sq. ft. East Coast-inspired house sits on 1.5 hillside acres in Benedict Canyon, and is surrounded by a protective border of mature trees and hedges.
The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home’s interiors strike a lovely balance between easygoing rusticity and conspicuous luxury. The living room is crowned with a vaulted, raw timber ceiling, while the family room is finished with extensive built-in bookshelves and a floor-to-ceiling flagstone fireplace with a raised hearth that’s a beaut. French doors open the shared living space to the outdoor living area.
The grounds feature walking paths, water features, a red brick pool and patio area, and a tennis court.