Justin Verlander and Kate Upton's house, a traditional-style estate with tennis court and swimming pool, is currently on the market for a cool $11.75 million.
After five years in Benedict Canyon, Hollywood, baseball star Justin Verlander, and Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton are moving their young family to Florida. The pair are selling their former home for more than double the $5.25 million they paid for it in 2016, records show.
The hillside compound, with a light and airy updated 1970s L-shaped 5521 sq ft house at its heart, was once owned by tennis star Pete Sampras, but Upton and Verlander bought it from film producer Jon Peters (Witches of Eastwick, Superman).
The recently updated house just south of Mulholland Drive is hidden behind a private gated drive and has been carefully designed in keeping with the sloping hillside site of one and a half acres.
The living room has a rustic feel with a large stone fireplace. Vaulted ceilings add a sense of space and light. Glazed doors lead out seamlessly to the garden. There’s a separate family room.
A relaxed feel to the kitchen space, with a built-in table nook, a marble-clad island, and streamlined kitchen appliances. This all flows easily through the modern archway into the more formal dining room.
Laid-back, chilled-out, the family living room feels comfortable and relaxed. Beamed ceilings, white-washed paneling, and interesting timber textures add beachfront vibes.
The property also includes a pool table and break-out room with sofas and a home movie theater are ideal for family time and entertaining guests. There is even a walk-in temperature-controlled wine room and bar area for guests to enjoy.
There are five and a half bathrooms in total in the property, this resort-like bathroom is the centerpiece. It features twin vanity mirrors, lots of storage, and an amazing burnished steel stand-alone bath.
Also take a closer look at the smart bathroom wallpaper idea, a stormy cloud design bordering the ceiling adding interest and depth to the space.
All four bedrooms, including the separate two-bedroomed guest suite, are light and airy. The primary suite features perfect pitched ceilings along with some stunning white bedroom ideas.
The home also includes a Hollywood essential - a well-designed and spacious walk-in closet with plenty of room for dressing up in style.
There’s a real backyard oasis vibe, with a brick pool and a large grass area overlooking a championship tennis court, where there’s plenty of additional deck space for hanging out and entertaining.
Private and secluded with the shade of trees, the estate has been designed for easy living, with each area – main house, gardens, pool and tennis court - connecting seamlessly together.
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Jayne Dowle is an award-winning freelance gardening, homes and property writer who writes about everything from swimming ponds to skyscraper apartments, for publications including Sunday Times Home, Times Bricks & Mortar, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and The Spectator. Awarded the Garden Journalist of the Year accolade at the Property Press Awards in 2021, she has a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and a lifelong love of homes, interiors and gardens. Her first memories include planting potatoes with her grandfather and drawing houses. Her own garden - her fourth - at home in a 1920s house in Yorkshire, is south-facing and on the side of a valley. It’s a constant challenge.
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