Musician John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen have sold their Beverly Hills home for around US$16.8 million.
The couple listed the home for US$23.95 million last August, but the price had more recently been cut to $17.7 million.
Douglas Elliman listing agent Marshall Peck said a previous deal for the property, signed roughly a week after it was first listed, had fallen apart and slowed down the marketing momentum.
“Everyone thought we had sold it,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
Mr Peck declined to identify the buyer beyond saying he is a private-equity executive.
The seven-bedroom house’s structural and interior design was inspired by Chrissy’s Southeast Asian heritage, with a hand-carved wood ceiling in the great living room imported from Thailand along with teak wood detailing.
The primary bedroom has a brass-and-concrete fireplace, a balcony, a ‘glam room’ and designer closets that the listing agent described as ‘evocative of a Chanel showroom’.
The property also includes a heated saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, a wood-burning oven, and a pergola.
The couple bought the house for US$14.1 million in January 2016, records show. It had previously been owned by singer Rihanna.
Legend and Teigen completely redesigned it and redid the kitchen with professional-level equipment for Chrissy, who is a cookbook author.
The celebrity couple had initially wanted to move as Chrissy was pregnant with their third child. She sadly lost the baby in September last year, due to pregnancy complications and bleeding. She has since said she will not be having any more children.
The couple purchased another house, a 10,700-square-foot spread in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills for $17.5 million last September, WSJ reported.
The new property was recently completed by California developer JB Builders, records show. Situated on a knoll overlooking the city, the six-bedroom house has marble and wood details, 24-foot-tall ceilings and sliding glass walls, according to the listing.
It has a double-sided fireplace flanked by a formal dining area and a casual family room, a gourmet kitchen with a polished marble reflective wall, a home theatre, a bar and lounge with mahogany accents and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
The master suite has suede panel walls, wide-plank white oak floors and a balcony.
The grounds include a 30m saltwater infinity pool, a pool house, a sunken fire pit and a landscaped motor court.
John Legend is known for his hits such as Ordinary People and All of Me.
As well as her popular social media presence, Chrissy Teigen currently hosts Lip Sync Battle and Chrissy’s Court.