Hollywood power couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, famous for their roles on HBO’s True Blood, have put their Californian retreat on the market for a hefty US$8 million.
The stately abode, nestled not far from the iconic Venice Beach Boardwalk, has a captivating history and impressive features that will surely entice potential buyers.
Purchased back in 2009 for US$2.2 million, the property spans an expansive 659sq m and has undergone a remarkable transformation, according to the Robb Report.
Originally a humble beach cottage, the couple enlisted architect David Hertz, known for his work on Showtime’s Californication, to reimagine their coastal haven.
The project, which spanned seven years, resulted in a modern masterpiece draped entirely in Alaskan yellow cedar.
Hertz’s vision was to emulate driftwood, with elements reminiscent of a ship, including steel railings and teak decks, giving the property a unique and nautical charm.
The property’s layout is designed to maximise natural light, ocean breezes, and breathtaking views.
The common areas, including the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space, are strategically placed on the top floor, leading out to a rooftop deck overlooking the ocean.
Additionally, the estate boasts a Zen garden, a partially covered swimming pool, a sauna, a spa, and a fitness room.
Comprising a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom main house, the original beach bungalow was seamlessly integrated into the existing structure.
The interior design reflects the area’s free-spirited, bohemian atmosphere, featuring concrete flooring and various eco-friendly elements, such as energy-efficient lighting.
Skylights open to harness natural ventilation and cool the house with prevailing breezes.