BEL AIR – On Monday, May 4, Elon Musk, the billionaire Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder, listed two neighbouring Bel Air houses on Zillow for a combined $39.5 million, just days after vowing to sell most of his “physical possessions” on Twitter.
The larger 16,250 square foot house, located at 10911 Chalon Road, was built in 1990 on a 1.67-acre lot. It features 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, as well as a private pool, 2-story library, lighted championship tennis court, wine cellar, fruit orchard, gym, and spa.
The property was sold to Musk in 2013 for $17 million, and is currently listed at $30 million, leaving the home value appreciation rate at 8.04% per year.
Located at 10930 Chalon Road, the smaller 2,756 square foot home contains 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, along with an oval pool and private guest college. The 1951 ranch-style house previously belonged to Gene Wilder, and overlooks the Bel-Air Country Club Golf Course.
Musk purchased this property in 2013 too, for a reported $6.75 million, and has listed it for $9.5 million. The appreciation rate is hence 5.38% annually.
Musk’s full Tweet read: “I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.” This came along with a barrage of other tweets on Friday, May 1, with Musk claiming that the “Tesla stock price is too high” and demanding the government to “give people back their FREEDOM”, likely in reference to local and federal stay-at-home orders.
In other news, Musk’s pop star girlfriend Claire Boucher (known as Grimes) gave birth to his seventh child on Monday, May 4, too.