Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers buys Mischa Barton’s former home in Beverly Hills for $8.8 million

The DJ's new California home exudes Tuscan-inspired opulence

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Alex Pall, best known as half of the American electronic DJ and production pair The Chainsmokers, has acquired a new property. The EDM pop artist who works closely with musical partner Drew Taggart is responsible for chart-topping hits including #Selfie, Closer, and Roses. Now he has added another gem to his impressive real estate portfolio: an Italian-inspired villa in one of Hollywood’s most exclusive neighborhoods, and one of the world's best homes.

The California home, known as the Bowmont Estate, was formerly owned by the British actress Mischa Barton who starred in the cult classic The O.C. and held roles in beloved films like Notting Hill. Pall’s new estate was originally listed by Aaron Kirman, Cindy Ambuehl, and Daniel Milstein of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate, a brokerage firm famous for its focus on luxury and exclusive properties. Robb Report Real Estate has shared photos, and the Bowmont estate certainly fits this bill. 

The home is simultaneously rustic Mediterranean and glamorous, featuring beautifully stained dark wood exposed beams on white matte walls and ceilings. Intricate wrought iron details (including railings, chandeliers, and doorways) add a touch of antique flair. Bowmont estate’s flooring alternates between high-quality hardwood floors and Italian-style terra cotta tile. Large windows throughout the house fill the home with natural light which is enhanced by the romantic greenery in the home’s California-style garden. 

The Chainsmoker’s new home is equipped with four bedrooms and nine bathrooms. This Beverly Hills estate also includes two guest houses, each of which has its own bedroom. The primary bedroom suite is stunning and no detail has been spared. It includes a romantic fireplace, a cozy balcony, and two closets for the DJ to store all of his clothes. His new primary bathroom is another selling feature, with two steam showers and a large soaking tub. A covered loggia in the backyard offers the perfect place to entertain among climbing vines and vibrant bougainvillea.

Shop the Tuscan villa edit below to recreate some of the charms of the rustic luxury estate in your own home.

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