DJ Calvin Harris Buys $7 Million Home in Hollywood Hills
What makes a man cave worthy of a 29-year-old who has already surpassed the King of Pop with eight top-10 hits from one album? For Calvin Harris, it’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an infinity-edge pool, a flaming fire-pit lounge and state-of-the-art tiered home theater.
The Scottish DJ just purchased a $7 million, jaw-dropping mansion overlooking celebrity-central Doheny Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
“[It's a] Zen-inspired architectural masterpiece with classic contemporary design … reminiscent of a five-star resort,” Hilton & Hyland agents Josh and Matthew Altman wrote in the listing description.
Initially built in 1953, the contemporary construction was completed in 2006 and recently remodeled. The main house measures 4,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, a sleek chef’s kitchen and a modern living room with a piano for recording another hit single. A two-story, 1.5-bath guesthouse with a separate street entrance completes the property.
Harris, whose legal name is Adam Richard Wiles, was first attracted to electronic music in his teens, recording demos in his bedroom by 1999. He avoided the usual path to music stardom — performing in clubs or recording with indie labels — and instead was discovered through MySpace.
Harris released his gold-selling debut album “I Created Disco” in 2007 and soon followed with “Ready for the Weekend,” a U.K. chart-topper with “I’m Not Alone” and other hit songs.
The social media-music sensation paid 410.4 percent more for his new home than the median Hollywood Hills home value. An estimated monthly payment is $26,247, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year fixed mortgage, but according to TMZ, the hitmaker dropped millions upfront, only taking out a $4.9 million loan.
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