LOS FELIZ—Sia Furler, better known as award-winning musical artist Sia, purchased a 1924 Mediterranean Revival house designed by A.F. Leich for $4.7 million.
The home, located at 2338 Chislehurst Drive, takes up 5,161 square feet on a 15,180-square-foot lot. The house has five-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bathrooms.
According to the property’s real estate listing, the initial asking price was $4.299 million, almost a million more than it was estimated to be worth in 2012, when its value was listed at $3.395 million.
The home features ornate interior details, including intricate wood carvings and stained glass murals. There is a “sun room”-style living room that provides expansive views of downtown Los Angeles, Griffith Park and Los Feliz. The home is about a 10-minute drive, or a 15-minute walk, from the Griffith Observatory.
A.F. Leich, who designed the house, was called “L.A.’s quirkiest dead architect” in 1999 by Los Angeles Magazine. During the 1920s, he designed over 20 buildings and homes in the Los Feliz and Hollywood Hills areas, which were consistently called “fanciful” and “eccentric.”
He may be best known for the Angelus Temple of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Echo Park. Leicht reportedly later sued Sister Aimee Semple McPherson, founder of the Foursquare Gospel Church, for breach of contract in the construction of the temple.
Leich’s fanciful construction fits well with Sia’s eclectic style.
Sia, 39, is an Australian singer, songwriter and producer who has won 16 awards and held over 40 nominations for her music and music videos. At the 2015 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards, she won Songwriter of the Year, which she had won in 2014 as well, and Song of the Year for her hit single “Chandelier.” The same single earned her four Grammy nominations in 2015.
Sia has also been nominated for a 2015 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video for her song “Elastic Heart.” The MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcasted on MTV on Sunday, August 30.