If at first you don’t succeed in a real estate sale, restage, find a new agent, drop the price, and try again.
That seems to be Kathy Griffin’s strategy in selling her 8,095-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, with a view of Universal Studios and the Hollywood sign.
She put the house on the market in October for $5.5 million and then took it off for a few months. Now the home’s popped back up for sale — for a shade under $5 million. The listing agent is Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.
Griffin personally oversaw a number of renovations on the five-bedroom, six-bath home known as “Wings,” because its extended shape resembles a bird in flight. The home was built in 2003, and Griffin picked it up for $2,850,000 in 2004. The interior was updated in the Mid-Century Modern style and features water features, terrazzo floors, and stacked-stone accent walls.
Griffin also bought two adjacent, nonbuildable lots to ensure privacy and security. The gated property’s total size now is just under 1.5 acres.
Among the home’s more interesting luxury features are six fireplaces and a chef’s kitchen with quartz and stone countertops, an eat-in breakfast bar, high-end appliances, and a lounge area with fireplace. There’s also a spacious game room/screening room with kitchenette.
Then there are the views from almost every room in the house, and the relaxing backyard with sitting areas, pool, and spa.
If you’re looking at the photos and thinking, “Hey! I’ve seen this house before,” that’s because it was often featured in the comedian’s self-titled reality show on Bravo, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.”
You also might be wondering if the price drop signals Griffin’s eagerness to sell after fallout from photos of the comedian holding the fake severed head of President Donald Trump.
Griffin, who later apologized for the controversial images, lost several gigs, including hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve program alongside Anderson Cooper, an endorsement deal with the line of bathroom footstools known as Squatty Potty, plus a number of stand-up shows.
And while Griffin might be eager to sell “Wings,” she’s certainly not hurting. She’s comfortably ensconced for almost a year now in an even bigger home in Bel Air, CA, for which she paid $10.5 million.