SF Gate covers Anne Leeds’s Redfish Retreat in Bel Air
January 30, 2018
It’s No Joke: Comedian Chelsea Handler Lists Bel Air Home for $11.5M
Chelsea Handler recently ended a two-season run of her Netflix talk show. Along with her departure from the show, she’s also departing from her home.
Comedian Chelsea Handler’s seriously swank Los Angeles home is on the market for $11.5 million. The author and TV personality recently ended a two-season run of her Netflix talk show. Along with her departure from the show, she’s also departing from her home.
Handler purchased the home in 2010 for $5,9 million. The 1964 build with Mid-Century Modern details was “entirely reimagined and updated into a quintessential California modern retreat,” according to press materials.
The gated residence in posh Bel Air measures 5,500 square feet and has six bedrooms and 6.5 baths.
The surrounding outdoor space is meant to be enjoyed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that disappear entirely, for a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. The master suite comes with a private balcony, drop-down TV, master bath, and “to-die-for closet,” according to the listing. There’s also a chef’s kitchen and staff quarters with a separate entrance.
In addition, the layout includes a den with fireplace, plus a large family room and game room that opens to the pool. Outdoors, there are patios and decks, a kitchen with pizza oven, and lounge with fireplace. Then there’s the 50-foot-long pool with spa, the centerpiece of what was once the former estate of Esther Williams.
“This home is the ultimate retreat,” says listing agent Anne Leeds with Wyatt Park of Pacific Union International. “Architecturally unique and thoughtful, the property features Mid-Century inspiration, multiple entertaining areas, and several indoor-outdoor elements throughout. The master bedroom is exceptionally special, offering incredible modern conveniences and serving as a sanctuary surrounded by foliage and overlooking the property.”
Handler may have decided to sell as she’ll no longer have time to lounge by the glorious pool. She recently announced on Twitter that she’ll be embarking on a nationwide “In Conversation Tour” and is also partnering with Netflix on a documentary.
The author of “My Horizontal Life” and “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” explained her more high-minded goals in a Facebook post announcing the end of her talk show.
“I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don’t know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide,” she wrote. “I have joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.”
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