It was a short stay in Hollywood Hills for Ariana Grande, who just sold her modern home above the Sunset Strip for $14 million after buying it last year. The deal is one of the most expensive around so far this year.
Records show she grabbed it for $13.7 million in June 2020 during a shopping spree that also saw her pay $6.75 million for Ellen DeGeneres’ Tudor-esque retreat in Montecito a few weeks earlier.
The house on the hill, located in Bird Streets, has an interesting ownership history that goes beyond the actress-turned-pop star. Before Grande, it was one of 138 properties owned by Woodbridge Group, the Sherman Oaks development company that orchestrated a $1.3 billion real estate Ponzi plan that stole money from about 7,000 investors — many of them retirees. The former CEO, Robert Shapiro, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the fraud.
Characterized by clean lines and a boxy frame, the contemporary home offers expansive views of the city from three levels of living areas. Walls of glass and clerestory windows brighten up the 10,000-square-foot floor plan with 16-foot ceilings over warm hardwood floors.
In total there are four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a fitness studio, a gourmet kitchen, a 300-bottle wine cellar, a media lounge and a wellness center made of cedar wood. In the back, multiple decks and a wraparound infinity pool take advantage of the scenic setting.
Grande, 28, got her start in show business on Broadway before starring in the Nickelodeon series “Victorious.” As a singer, she has released six studio albums, including 2019’s “Sweetener,” which won a Grammy for Best Vocal Pop Album.
Aaron Kirman of Compass kept the listing.