It must be sweet to be related to Leonardo DiCaprio. He recently purchased a home in Los Feliz for a family member that the previous owner, musician Moby, had renovated from the ground up two years ago. The 1926, 4,644-square-foot traditional home has been turned into a contemporary jewel through Moby’s artistic vision.
Among Moby’s improvements were sustainable wood floors throughout, complete electrical rewiring, additional built-ins in the public areas, a beautiful eat-in kitchen with add-on chef’s pantry, and a secluded guest suite with a “speakeasy” hidden entrance to a full bath and steam room.
Moby also oversaw the planting of a veritable forest of trees on the lot. DiCaprio appreciated the former owner being a fellow conservationist. He reportedly paid over asking price for the home after several potential buyers put in competing bids. It finally became Dicaprio’s through his trust to the tune of $4.91 million.
The home’s towering vaulted ceiling adds to the living areas sense of airy openness. The view of mature pines outside of almost every window makes the house a buffered sanctuary on Red Oak Drive.
The double master suites are upstairs. One has an attached study that Moby used as a yoga studio. The other includes an extra en-suite bedroom with office study and vast closet space.
When DiCaprio comes to visit his relative, he’ll most likely keep a low-profile–maybe using the lower-level guest suite that includes an assistant’s office and that cool “speakeasy” hidden entrance to the spa bath. The property is also walled and gated for added security.
The footprint includes 20 rooms total: five bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, three fireplaces, a formal entry, a service entrance, a living room, breakfast area, powder room, fitness area, and great room.
The outdoor living area spans over 1,000 square feet and includes plenty of covered entertainment space in addition to a pool and spa.
This property is a pristine example of how to modernize and ecologically improve a historic home while maintaining the custom millwork, mantles, molding, and character of the original architecture.
DiCaprio is active in the California real estate market and has owned several homes in the Los Angeles area over the years. He sold his Malibu compound in 2016 for $10.95 million. He still owns a home in Silverlake, plus Madonna’s former house along with the property next door to it in “The Birds,” an ultra-exclusive spot on the slopes between Sunset Plaza Drive and Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills.