Sir Elton John, 65, and his life partner, David Furnish, 50, sold their high-rise Sierra Towers condos in West Hollywood in early September, 2012 only to move into a much safer, almost as twice as expensive one-level walled, gated property. The couple splashed out on a kid-friendly home in the fancy Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills as they had grown paranoid that baby Zachary might crawl out of a window and fall to death like Eric Clapton’s son in 1991.
Listed for $7.695 million, the couple’s luxury house, built in 1966, has a three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom main house, an all-white kitchen, a staff bedroom with its own bathroom and a plunge pool cabana which has its own lounge, gym and bath, in short, a safe and relaxing place for the expanding family.
This “soft contemporary” dig boasts a touch of Ralph Lauren feel rendered by white-oak flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the city.
Trousdale Estates, famous for its privacy and security, with its stunning architecture and spectacular levels of luxury, art and design has been home to many celebrities: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jennifer Aniston, Simon Cowell, Rihanna – and the list could go on and on.