Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the hottest thing in Los Angeles real estate right now. Whether marketed as a selling feature or used for auctioning off an actual house, these unique works of art are guaranteed attention-grabbers.
1250 Hillside Avenue is the latest estate to tout a collection of NFTs, including a completed set from street artist WhIsBe’s “Vandal Gummy” series — one of only four in the world and valued at $1 million. While the NFTs are being sold separately, prospective buyers who tour the four-bedroom, six-bathroom new build will be able to catch a glimpse of the innocent-until-proven-guilty gummy bears, which are currently on display in digital art frames by Netgear.
Priced at $17,995,000, the 9,418-square-foot home is listed by David Parnes and James Harris of The Agency, stars of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. It was designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg and features a “runway-style” driveway that reaches 30 feet above street level, providing sweeping city views.
1250 Hillside Avenue showcases unusual angles, with the upper level protruding over the lower level to create a partially-shaded motor court and outdoor bar. Next to the three-car garage is an automobile turntable and a verdant living wall to mark the primary entrance.
Inside, the double-height foyer leads to an open plan entertainment area with a temperature-controlled glass wine cellar for exhibiting your rare vintages. Here, there’s a formal living room and dining room, a custom-designed kitchen (one of two throughout the house), and a cozy fireside lounge — all open to the sprawling outdoor space.
The tiered outdoor living area includes a four-sided infinity edge pool, fire pit, dining terrace, and two outdoor bars for grilling or mixing cocktails. The future homeowners and their guests will be able to take in stunning panoramic views that stretch all the way from DTLA to the Pacific Ocean.
Upstairs, four ensuite bedrooms boast sought-after features including a private balcony and a wet room with a freestanding soaking tub in the shower space. The principal suite has two operable window walls and a fireplace surrounded by leather-wrapped bookshelves. A spacious dressing room includes custom organizers and illuminates shelves, centered with an accessories island.
The jaw-dropping ensuite is appointed with an oval-shaped soaking tub with views of downtown and a walk-through shower that Parnes says “fits 20 [people].” A stone slab with veining that resembles a melting heart is fused with a bench if you care to monitor the traffic situation while you rinse off.
Described as a “private speakeasy,” the lower level is clad in dark leather and walnut paneling. Equipped with a bar, movie theatre and game room, it’s an entertainer’s paradise that can also be used as a nightclub.
With Sunset Boulevard just down the hill, the future homeowners will live steps away from world-famous attractions like Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theatre, The Comedy Store, plus countless bars and restaurants.
Interested buyers and looky-loos can check out the full listing for 1250 Hillside Avenue here.