The famed singer is asking $25 million for her playful estate up the hill …
The imposing, shining black rhinos guard the entrance to the living room, across from the pink velor sofa, is the first hint that this villa is not what you’re used to.
If you walk into a kitchen, or any bathroom, wild, black and white geometric patterns on walls and floors can disrupt your balance. One guest bathroom, with vibrant floor-to-ceiling color, is sure to pamper you.
The top decoration is the work of famed Los Angeles-based interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Her polarizing, exaggerated style has transformed the look of the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills and the Viceroy Hotel Group, as well as the homes of celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Stacy Snyder.
Whether this style of decoration that you love or hate distracts potential buyers is not exactly clear. But since this villa was first put on sale for $35 million two years ago, in April last year its value has dropped by six million, while it has now dropped by another four million.
Stefani and her ex-husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, bought the property for $13.25 million in 2006, and its previous owner bought it from Jennifer Lopez two years earlier for $10.95 million.
Known as The Summit, this villa is located on a two-acre property in the gated Crest Place enclave. You reach it through imposing black gates, followed by a long driveway. The 1,180-square-foot villa has seven oversized bedrooms, seven and a half baths, a cinema, two offices, a huge living space with spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley.
Part of the property is another building, featuring a state-of-the-art gym with floor-to-ceiling windows, a massage room and a sauna, along with a guest suite containing three bedrooms.
Tennis lovers will be delighted with the illuminated tennis court, while in front of the main house there is a huge infinity pool, a children’s pool and a large Jacuzzi. On the one hand, there is a children’s play area with a large slide-shaped slide.