Barely nine months after he shelled out more than $18 million for the premises, Sylvester Stallone is bidding his swank Los Angeles ranch adieu. Newly listed at $22.5 million, the “Rambo” and “Rocky” star’s 2.2-acre estate lies in the guard-gated city of Hidden Hills, deep within the San Fernando Valley.
According to TMZ, which first reported the listing, Stallone is selling because he and longtime wife Jennifer Flavin are spending less and less time in California. Since they sold their $58 million Beverly Hills mansion to Adele nearly a year ago, the couple has made Florida their primary residence; they own a $35 million Palm Beach home in the Sunshine State.
As for the Hidden Hills property, it seems Stallone has made very few changes to the place during his short ownership tenure. Invisible from the road behind gates and mature trees at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the entire estate was radically overhauled by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard prior to Stallone’s purchase. In addition to a large main house, the property also contains a guesthouse, large cabana and a substantial horse barn. The fully landscaped estate also includes a horse arena for riding, organic vegetable gardens, more than 100 fruit-bearing trees, a greenhouse and koi pond.
Interior highlights include a great room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights, a fireplace-equipped dining room, kitchen with high-end Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a media room with a projector and mirror-walled gym. The upstairs master suite offers dual vanities, a sitting area, dual showroom closets and a private balcony overlooking the sprawling grounds.
Out back, multiple loggias have ample room for al fresco entertaining, and the lush grounds encircle a private swimming pool with a Baja deck for sunbathing. There’s also a fire-pit lounge area, and plenty of tree-shaded spots to watch the horses romp in their arena.