BEVERLY HILLS—Celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck has listed his Beverly Hills home for $8.495 million.
Puck originally purchased the 6,025-square-foot home, which is perched within the tree-lined Beverly Hills Flats, for $3.675 million in 2003.
The gated Mediterranean villa includes 5 bedrooms and 7 baths, as well as a library-office dual space, a dining room and open-air concept living room. The living room features a wet bar and a fireplace sitting area amidst high beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. French doors open up to an outdoor patio that overlooks an entertainment area, as well as a pool and spa. The yard is enclosed by lush surroundings, creating a park-like atmosphere.
The second floor is the location of the master bedroom. The master suite features a fireplace and a lounging area, which also opens up to the gardens through French doors. The bath includes travertine double-entry showers and spacious walk-in closets.
The chef’s mansion also boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen with Caesarstone counter tops and a temperature-controlled wine room that can hold up to 3,000 bottles of wine.
Austrian-born Wolfgang Puck started cooking alongside his mother at a young age. When older, he worked in the kitchen of a number of France’s greatest restaurants, including Maxim’s in Paris and the Hotel de Paris in Monaco before making his way to Indianapolis in 1973 and Los Angeles in 1975.
It was in West Hollywood that Puck’s flagship restaurant, Spago, opened in 1982 and brought him international recognition before moving to Beverly Hills. The restaurant soon branched out to Chicago, Las Vegas and Palo Alto.
Puck also opened a chain of Wolfgang Puck Cafes, as well as frozen pizza and canned soups to help expand his empire. Puck is also the author of a series of cookbooks, including Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen and The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook.
Westside Estate Agency’s agent Kurt Rappaport is listing the Beverly Hills home.