Chef Wolfgang Puck just put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $8.495 million. And if it sells at the asking price, he’s set to make a delectable profit. He snagged the home back in 2003 for $3.675 million, so we’re thinking his real estate acumen is likely just as advanced as his culinary prowess.
The five-bed, seven-bath home is a private Mediterranean villa located in the highly coveted Beverly Hills Flats. A walled courtyard entry welcomes guests into the classic home, which is tucked away on a quiet, tree-lined street. High beamed ceilings and hardwood floors add a dash of Old Hollywood glamour, while the indoor-outdoor style offers a taste of the modern age. In the living room, an antique stone fireplace complements the sky-high ceilings with exposed beams. Other family hangout spots include a library/office, formal dining room, and open family room.
And this being Wolfgang Puck’s house, there’s a spectacular gourmet kitchen that’s up to snuff for any culinary mastermind. (The culinary king knows a thing or two about home kitchens: He designed the one in Camille and Kelsey Grammer’s former love nest.)
A wrought-iron stairway leads upstairs, where four bedrooms include a stunning master suite that features a fireplace, lounging area, and spacious closets and bath. French doors and windows overlook carefully manicured gardens and the lush, grassy yard, which has a swimming pool and outdoor entertaining areas.
The 6,025-square-foot home is one of the crown jewels of the Beverly Hills beat, but it doesn’t look as though Puck has strayed too far. In 2013, he snagged a palatial eight-bed, 11-bath home in the très chic neighborhood of Bel Air. And clearly, things are cooking up quite well for the famed Austrian chef — he snagged that new 12,289-square-foot home for a whopping $14 million.
Images courtesy of Westside Estate Agency Inc. (via The MLS). The listing agent is Kurt Rappaport.