The Hollywood Hills has a new resident: Calvin Klein. The Wall St. Journal reports the famed fashion designer recently paid $25 million for a Contemporary-style home in the Bird Streets, which is the first home Klein has ever owned in Los Angeles.
The home—which comes with five bedrooms, 9,300 square-feet and features retractable floor-to-ceiling glass walls—had been on the market since January. Klein told the Journal the home “doesn’t need a lot of renovation,” but he’s excited at having a “blank canvas that I can make my own.” Klein added that he’s always loved interior design and that it goes hand-in-hand with his work as a fashion designer.
The home is located on Tanager Way in the Bird Streets section of the Hollywood Hills. It was developed by restauranteur Dean McKillen, whose eatery holdings includes Laurel Hardware and Ysabel in West Hollywood.
As you would expect, there are an array of amenities and designer touches that comes with this luxury residence. Topping that list are the incredible views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean and the retractable glass walls. In fact, Klein said it was the views, and the contemporary design, that led him to pull the trigger on the home.
“I knew I wanted to end up with something with a lot of glass,” Klein told the Journal. The retractable floor-to-ceiling glass walls open to a grassy lawn and an infinity pool, where you have views of virtually the entire L.A. basin.
As noted, this is the first home in Los Angeles that Calvin Klein has ever owned. He’s rented here previously, but the native New Yorker has mainly kept his real estate holding in the east coast. One of his home’s, located in Miami Beach, was put on the market for $16 million in May, according to the Journal.