L.A.'s Scott Disick vs. Silicon Valley's Peter Thiel: Whose $9M Home Is Blingier?
In Los Angeles, Kourtney Kardashian's ex is selling luxe privacy; up north, that amount will buy you PayPal founder Thiel's hilltop estate: "Luxury is about the views."
LOS ANGELES, $8.8M
This 8,110-square-foot Hidden Hills home is being sold by reality star Scott Disick, who purchased it in late 2015 for $5.6 million. "He completely remansioned it. He’s very meticulous about design," says listing agent Tomer Fridman of Sotheby’s International. "It now looks like it’s out of a Nancy Meyers movie." The seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath home also comes furnished.
"Every room has a TV in it, custom artwork, the family room has children’s games." The biggest draw? Privacy. "Because of the way the house is situated, it’s on a knoll in Hidden Hills on a private street. It’s beyond private." That’s the pro of the gated ’hood for neighbors Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez and, yes, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. How does the home compare to its NorCal counterpart? "San Francisco, are you kidding me?" says Fridman. "You’re not going to get the privacy."
SAN FRANCISCO, $9.2M
"You’re on top of ancient Rome," says Million Dollar Listing star Justin Fichelson, the Climb Real Estate agent who holds the listing on this 7,000-square-foot property. "It’s the only house in San Francisco that’s on top of the Palace [of Fine Arts]. We don’t have a ton of land here, so a luxury home is about the views." The estate is being sold by PayPal founder (and Gawker antagonist) Peter Thiel, who gutted and renovated it to include five bedrooms, six and a half baths, an elevator, gym and a master suite with a 360-degree view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and Alcatraz.
"Anybody who’s anybody in the tech world, whether it’s the founder of Facebook or the founder of Tesla, has been in that house on more than one occasion. People in tech want to entertain," says Fichelson. They also want L.A. digs. "Sean Parker knocked on the door of Ellen DeGeneres’ home and said, ‘I want this, here’s [$55 million, for the Holmby Hills home the Napster co-founder bought from the talk show host in 2014].’... They’ll do more modest homes up here, and when they go to L.A., they want bling."
This story first appeared in the July 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.