It looks as if the comedian Chelsea Handler has been a bit ambivalent about selling her posh Bel-Air home over the past couple of years — and we can understand why. Who would be in a rush to let go of such a gorgeous lair?
But now she’s getting a little more serious about taking her final bow. The home’s price has dropped by almost half a million, and it’s now available for $10.5 million.
Originally built in 1964 as a midcentury modern, the place was purchased by Handler in 2010 for $5,942,500.
She proceeded to make an array of upgrades, and the home now measures 5,572 square feet, with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
Handler turned the residence into a modern masterpiece, and has been trying to sell it since 2018, when it hit the market for $11.5 million. It’s been on and off the market at gradually reduced prices ever since.
The home has a spacious, airy feeling, thanks to multiple walls of glass that open up to the lush grounds.
The vibes of the gorgeous grounds match the Zen feeling of the house. There’s a meditation garden, as well as walking paths, a 50-foot pool, and plenty of entertaining space.
Spots for chilling out with friends include a separate fireplace in an open-air living room area, a full outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, and myriad dining/conversation spaces.
The acre lot is set into a terraced hillside and covered with mature foliage, including vibrant succulents.
Indoor features include a loftlike great room with a living room and dining area that flows into a gourmet kitchen. The terrace just outside also has a grand dining space.
Another large terrace is accessible from the upstairs main suite, which includes a massive closet/dressing room, as well as a modern marble bathroom with an infrared sauna and a steam shower.
The five additional bedrooms each have special features of their own — one even has built-in bunk beds.
As befitting a celebrity, this is a very private property, set behind attractive modern gates that guard a long driveway lined with vegetation.
Handler, 45, has worn many hats during her successful career, including those of comedian, actress, author, producer, and activist. She is perhaps best known as a talk-show host, on shows including the E! cable channel’s “Chelsea Lately” and “Chelsea” on Netflix.