Timothée Chalamet’s new Beverly Hills home – a refreshingly traditional buy for the unconventional actor

At $11 million, the actor’s new digs combine New England architecture with Californian outdoors

Timothee Chalamet
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Lifelong New Yorker Timothée Chalamet takes California with his recent purchase of a Beverly Hills home priced at $11 million.

Green tennis court next to house

Benedict Canyon, Timothee Chalamet's new home, bought from Kate Upton and baseball star Justin Verlander

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Known to make headlines for his buzzy roles (Call Me By Your Name), capturing the affection of Gen-Zers, and experimental red carpet style (below), Chalamet’s most recent real estate buy is refreshingly traditional. Despite being built atop the hills of Los Angeles, the compound (above) – built in 1976 – offers classically New England coastal style.

The light wooden floors, white paneled walls and matching ceiling – combined with an abundance of windows – are ideal for letting the most of the California sunshine in. 

With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, each room’s bright and airy feel is enhanced by its neutral floor-to-ceiling color scheme, which accents the exposed wooden beams in the living areas. In particular, one of the living rooms centers around a grand fireplace that takes up an entire wall and is a sure conversation-starter. 

Some highlights from inside the property include the entertaining and dining area. In the entertainment room, there’s an adjoining nook that’s big enough to accommodate an oversize sofa and an at-home theater; while on the opposite side of the family room, sits an impressive wine cellar. 

In the kitchen, a white and gray marble island with bar stool seating is the focal point of the space. In the corner of the room is a breakfast nook with underseat drawer storage. Beyond that, there is a separate formal dining area adjoining the kitchen. 

The backyard and other outdoor spaces are equally stunning, yet still remain private and hidden from the street by various greenery and tall walls. 

Purchased from supermodel Kate Upton and her baseball pro husband Justin Verlander, the 5,521 square foot house sits on 1.55 acres of land with sprawling outdoor space and gardens. 

The most notable feature outside is the full tennis court. The swimming pool with a raised Jacuzzi spa then takes second. There’s also a quaint guest house built separately from the main building, affording guests the ultimate privacy while visiting. Up front, the driveway and yard are lined with red bricks surrounding a sizable grass lawn. 

Even with the 8-figure price tag, Chalamet bought the property at a $700,000 discoun , according to Dirt, since the house was initially  put on the market for $11.7 million earlier in the year. Besides Upton and Verlander, who originally bought it for $5.3 million in 2016,  the property has been home to a star-studded lineup of names, including iconic saxophonist Kenny G, tennis legend Pete Sampras, and Hollywood producer Jon Peters of Batman and Caddyshack fame, among others. Chalamet’s new neighborhood appears to be a popular pick for similarly high-profile residents, such as Fast & Furious headliner Vin Diesel (who lives next door), singer/guitarist John Mayer, and There’s Something About Mary star Cameron Diaz to name a few. 

Fresh from being the first solo male star to cover British Vogue for the October 2022 issue, the actor continues to make big moves off-screen with his real estate investment on the West Coast further reflecting his burgeoning film career. 

While Chalamet intends to live bicoastally and keeps up his apartment residence in Manhattan, the Dune actor currently has a few high-profile projects in the works. Following in the footsteps of two Hollywood heavyweights Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, Chalamet is set to reprise the role of Willy Wonka in the upcoming remake of the Roald Dahl classic, titled Wonka. In the meantime, fans can enjoy Chalamet’s newest animated film Entergalactic on Netflix, wherein the actor voices the character of Jimmy opposite rapper Kid Cudi. 

Mia Nazareno
Contributing Editor

Mia Nazareno is a Filipino-American journalist based in London. Born and raised in Southern California, Mia has a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach and a master's degree in Publishing from London College of Communication. Following early newsroom training from Cosmopolitan Philippines in Manila and Who What Wear in Los Angeles, she was most recently a reporter for Billboard in New York City.