Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Space X, is selling a midcentury modern gem for $4,499,000 through luxury brokerage Hilton & Hyland. The four-bedroom, three-bath home is located in Brentwood, one of the famous "Three Bs" of the Santa Monica foothills (Beverly Hills and Bel Air round out the alliterative area).
Musk and his now ex-wife, English actress Talulah Riley, purchased the property in 2014 for $3.7 million.
Sitting on a ridge overlooking Mandeville Canyon, the 3,000-square-foot property is tricked out with plenty of smart home technology—as you would expect from a tech CEO. Gadgets include integrated security and audio systems you can operate from your phone, and automated shades for the many, many floor-to-ceiling windows.
The corner lot is protected by large privacy hedges, and the triangular design of the building utilizes all the land's available space. The home wraps angularly around a kidney-shaped swimming pool, which offers views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
Fitting with Musk’s green business model (Tesla is an electric car company, and he also owns sustainable energy company SolarCity), the home features an energy-saving dual tankless hot water system, dual-zone climate control, and irrigated drought-tolerant landscaping.
Musk reportedly owns over $70 million worth of real estate in the Brentwood/Bel Air area, so he won’t be moving out of the neighborhood anytime soon. According to Variety, his most recent purchase, in 2016, was a $24 million contemporary mansion located on a high ridge above Bel Air.
2232 Westridge Road is currently listed for $4,499,000 through luxury brokerage Hilton & Hyland.
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