Find Out How Tastemakers Cortney & Robert Novogratz Turned This Hollywood Home Into a Castle
Discover How This Hollywood Home Turned Into a Castle
Husband and wife duo Robert and Courtney Novogratz are known from coast to coast for their transformational renovations. Together, the couple has re-imagined and reshaped iconic properties in LA, New York, and beyond.
Featured on two shows, Bravo’s popular 9 By Design and HGTV’s Home by Novogratz, the couple seems to be building an empire — and their work backs that up! The duo plays with public spaces, private homes, and even Amazon storefronts, but there’s one project in particular that’s captured our attention: the Castle in Hollywood Hills.
As acclaimed designers and reality stars, it’s only fitting that the Novogratz family would have a home built for design royalty. And their Neverland home in the Hollywood Hills is fit for a queen. Now, the Novogratz family is listing their castle home, giving one lucky buyer the chance to assume the throne. And for the rest of us plebeians, it’s a chance to look inside an incredible estate. Curious? Read on to look inside the Novogratz Hollywood castle.
Live Above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip
Located at 8170 Laurel View Drive in Los Angeles, this landmark estate represents the finest in Hollywood living. As you wind along the coastal drive to find the home, admire the views of LA’s hills above the Sunset Strip. Once you arrive at the home, prepare to be swept away by the sprawling city-to-ocean views that the estate offers.
Pass through a private gate to reach the French Normandy style chateaux, and marvel at the quiet, romantic atmosphere. The crisp, white exterior of the home is punctuated by a grey roof and greenery, creating an understated, modern look. But to understand the home’s full glory, you’ll have to step inside to view the Novogratz’s design work that transformed this 1926 castle into a marvelous modern home.
Step Inside the Novogratz Family Castle
While the home’s exterior is Hollywood regency, the Novogratz family transformed the home’s interior to be a clean, modern space. In a year-long design process, the family stripped the castle to its bones, to create a blank canvas. Today, the 7,732 square foot smart home boasts 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and a host of entertainment spaces that are anything but dated.
In the home’s central living area, admire the crisp, minimal design that emphasizes the hill-facing view of Hollywood. The living room flows seamlessly into a dining room, inviting guests to mingle and relax in the open space.
If you can pull yourself away from the stunning canyon views in the dining room, make your way into the home’s state-of-the-art kitchen. The Boffi kitchen — a design that incorporates minimal style, oversized windows, the warmth of white, and pendant lighting, — is filled with tasteful designer details. The kitchen’s island is made of exclusive Carrara marble, and the floors are coveted Schotten & Hansen hardwood flooring.
Continue exploring the home by ascending the home’s stunning spiral staircase to the second level. On the next floor, you’ll find spacious bedrooms that feature unique lighting and artistic detail. The master bedroom is a piece of paradise, as French doors open onto a private patio that has a picture-perfect view of La La Land.
Additional entertainment amenities fill this Hollywood castle home: a music room encourages fledging LA artists to practice and reach their full potential; a screening room offers the perfect place to watch flicks. And outside, the home offers terraced gardens with century-old trees, an in-ground trampoline, an outdoor pizza oven, a sports court, and a grass-edged saltwater pool and spa.
What Does It Cost to Live Like a Royal?
Listed at $11,950,000, this Hollywood castle home is searching for a celebrity that’s already made it big. The West Los Angeles home has a high asking price, but it’s one-of-a-kind design is well worth the cost. Are you ready to buy this stunning LA home?