Celebrity Homes

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer list Californian retreat

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.

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