Celebrities, with their substantial paychecks and varying work schedules, are sometimes known to move from one lavish home to another in a short period of time.
But for famed comedian David Spade, his recently listed Beverly Hills home where he lived for two decades was just too good to leave.
“David really loves this house. From the moment he saw an aerial shot of the house more than 20 ago, he knew he wanted to buy it,” says listing agent Stuart Vetterick of Hilton & Hyland. “He’s only leaving now because he’s ready for a change.”
Located in Trousdale Estates, a neighborhood long favored among celebrities, the 6,400-square-foot residence was built in 1978 with designs by renowned architect Edward Fickett.
Since then, the house has undergone several updates and improvements, many implemented by Spade himself, including replacing a more dated red-tile roof with a contemporary metal parapet—and yet the property has maintained its original elegance.
The house exudes an airy and refined quality with nearly 20-foot ceilings, an indoor living tree, and floor-to-ceiling windows. At the same time, features like the double-sided fireplace, breakfast bar and bedroom loft area make for a more cozy existence.
Defined as a four-bedroom and three-bathroom, the home is also comprised of a sitting room with a six-person entertainer’s bar, a spacious living room and an elevated formal dining room.
The sleek design of the renovated kitchen brings style to the space’s warmth and utility, which includes updated appliances and a large island countertop with seating.
An impressive master suite leaves little more to desire with dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and terrace.
Found in almost any part of the residence and arguably the property’s piéce de résistance is the stunning view of the lights of Los Angeles and the expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
“There’s so much to love about this house,” says Vetterick, adding, “but what really makes it exceptional is that unbelievable view. It’s one of the main reasons David fell in love with this place.”
Sitting on roughly three-quarters of an acre and tucked behind a gate, the property includes a flood-lit, full-size tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and a sprawling motor court for guest parking.
1120 Wallace Ridge is currently priced at $19,995,000.
Spade, whose most recent credits include an appearance on NBC’s “Mr. Mayor” as well as hosting episodes of “Bachelor in Paradise,” will star in the upcoming “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.”
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