LOS ANGELES — NHL star P.K. Subban and former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, who got engaged last year, appear to have taken the next step in their relationship: cohabitation. The couple were the buyers of a Beverly Hills Post Office-area home that sold earlier this month for $6.75 million.
Set on more than half an acre, the gated house has been renovated and reimagined by JR Builders as a contemporary villa.
A column-lined entrance opens to the home of more than 5,500 square feet. The single-story floor plan features high ceilings, gallery walls and skylights that bathe the minimalist-vibe interior in natural light. The gleaming chef’s kitchen is equipped with two islands. In the family room/den, there’s a wet bar.
A total of four bedrooms and six bathrooms includes an expansive master suite with dual bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Outside, tall palms frame a swimming pool with a spa. A built-in barbecue sits nearby.
Subban, 30, is a three-time all-star defenseman who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils. Last year, the professional hockey player launched PeeK Productions and starred in “The PK Project,” the production company’s debut effort.
Vonn, 35, reportedly got into the production game herself last year with the launch of Apres Productions.
The former alpine skiing champion, who retired in 2019, was the overall World Cup champion from 2008 to 2010 and again in 2012. During her career, she won two Olympic medals, including a gold in the downhill competition at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
SIGNING OFF IN HANCOCK PARK
Talk show host Tavis Smiley, who earlier this year was ordered to pay PBS $1.5 million in a dispute over his firing, is looking to sell his home in L.A.’s historic Hancock Park neighborhood. The Spanish-style house is up for grabs at $6.2 million.
Smiley bought the property in 2006 for $3.4 million. That was two years after he began hosting his eponymous late-night talk show on PBS. Smiley was fired in 2017 amid sexual misconduct allegations, which he has strenuously denied.
Built in 1929, the two-story home features arched openings and an ivy-covered facade. The main house has seven bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in 6,000 square feet, and the guest suite tacks on two bedrooms and a bathroom in 1,000 square feet.
Formal common spaces include a living room with a wet bar, a dining room with built-ins and a den with leather floors.
Upstairs, the master suite has a fireplace, a spacious walk-in closet and an elevator connecting to the covered patio down below. The space leads to a landscaped backyard complete with a pool, spa and fountain. A second-story balcony takes in neighborhood views.
Smiley, 53, hosted “BET Talk” on BET from 1996 to 2002, and, following a three-year stint on National Public Radio, hosted “The Tavis Smiley Show” on PBS from 2004 to 2017. He sued PBS for wrongful termination in 2017, but in March, a Washington, D.C., jury ordered him to pay the broadcaster $1.486 million for breach of contract.
NO PURPLE, BUT LOTS OF COLOR
Celebrity photographer-designer Randee St. Nicholas, who has captured music icons such as Prince, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and Britney Spears, has sold her home in the Hollywood Hills for a little over $2.437 million.
Set amid lush landscaping and mature trees, the walled and gated compound packs a 1930s main house, a guesthouse, courtyards, patios and a swimming pool into a little over a third of an acre.
The main house, designed in country French style, is full of character. Vaulted and beamed ceilings, vintage tilework and hardwood floors are among details of note. An ornate fireplace anchors a far wall in the great room, while sets of French doors in the dining room open to a garden courtyard.
Including the guesthouse, the home has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,200 square feet of living space. A red clawfoot tub steals the show in one of the bathrooms. The master bedroom opens to a balcony overlooking gardens designed by noted landscape architect Jay Griffith.
St. Nicholas previously worked with Prince for more than two decades, capturing some of the music icon’s most intimate moments. Her work with the Purple One included directing his 1991 music video “Gett Off” as well as shooting the cover for the album “Diamonds and Pearls.”
Last year, she published the book “My Name Is Prince,” which features hundreds of previously unpublished photos of the late pop superstar.
HE’S LANDED IN ENCINO
Actor Mena Massoud must have liked what he saw in Encino. The star of Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” movie recently paid $2.2 million — or $1,000 over the asking price — for a newly built modern farmhouse in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood.
Gated and landscaped, the property consists of a two-story home and a detached guesthouse. A swimming pool, spa and gardens fill the amenity-packed backyard.
Stained wood accents break up the black-and-white color palette both inside and out. Through double doors, the home enters directly into an open floor plan with a marble-clad kitchen and a designer-done living room with pocketing doors and a drop-down movie screen. Wine storage sits behind glass under the staircase.
The master suite — one of four bedrooms and four bathrooms — opens to a covered balcony.
Outside, the chic guesthouse adds tray ceilings wrapped with LED lights and a wine cooler. Both structures expand to wood patios overlooking the pool.
Massoud, 28, was born in Egypt before moving with his family to Canada as a child. He landed brief roles in the shows “Nikita” and “Combat Hospital” before starring in the titular role of 2019’s “Aladdin,” which grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
PRO’S HAUNT LOOKS TO CATCH A BUYER
The home turf of football player Milt Davis, who played for UCLA before embarking on a standout NFL career with the Baltimore Colts, is up for grabs in Hollywood Hills at $2.199 million.
Perched above Beachwood Canyon, the Midcentury residence was built for the defensive back in 1966 after he retired from a career that saw him lead the Colts to two NFL titles.
Ed Niles was the architect behind the stylish digs; his other eye-catching projects include Johnny Carson’s Malibu beach house and a cylindrical glass-and-steel mansion in Beverly Hills that was leased over the years by Justin Bieber, Meek Mill and the NBA’s Morris twins.
Niles is known for his chic glass structures, and this one is no different. A floating staircase with a fountain leads up to the three-bedroom house, which has walls of glass, cut with beams, across roughly 2,300 square feet.
Modern finishes touch up the dramatic common spaces, including a living room, office and galley-style kitchen with custom cabinetry. Every space takes in sweeping city views.
An All-Pro defensive back, Davis twice led the NFL in interceptions and led the Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts) to consecutive championships in 1958 and 1959. He died in 2008 at age 79.