Elon Musk's Midcentury Los Angeles Pad Hits the Market For $4.5M

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By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy
Tech CEO and billionaire Elon Musk just listed the smallest of his four L.A. homes—and it's larger than life.

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). 

The home's large windows offer expansive views of downtown Los Angeles.

The home's large windows offer expansive views of downtown Los Angeles.

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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. 

Close to the street, the entrance is protected from prying eyes by angular walls and plenty of foliage.

Close to the street, the entrance is protected from prying eyes by angular walls and plenty of foliage.

Automated curtains run the length of two sides of the master bedroom, top left.

Automated curtains run the length of two sides of the master bedroom, top left.

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.

Privacy hedges surround the property, which is flanked by two streets.

Privacy hedges surround the property, which is flanked by two streets.

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. 

An open-plan living/dining/kitchen area takes full advantage of the ample light from multiple floor-to-ceiling windows.

An open-plan living/dining/kitchen area takes full advantage of the ample light from multiple floor-to-ceiling windows.

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.

The kitchen is well-equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

The kitchen is well-equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

2232 Westridge Road is currently listed for $4,499,000 through luxury brokerage Hilton & Hyland.

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