Timothée Chalamet’s new Beverly Hills home – a refreshingly traditional buy for the unconventional actor |

Lifelong New Yorker Timothée Chalamet is taking California by storm with his recent $11 million Beverly Hills home purchase.

Green tennis court next to the house

Benedict Canyon, Timothee Chalamet’s new home, bought from Kate Upton and baseball star Justin Verlander

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Known to make headlines for his buzzy roles (call me by your name), capturing the affection of Gen-Zers and the experimental style of the red carpet (below), Chalamet’s latest real estate purchase is of a refreshing tradition. Although it was built atop the hills of Los Angeles, the resort (above) – built in 1976 – offers a classic New England coastal style.

Light wood floors, white paneled walls, and matching ceiling — combined with an abundance of windows — are ideal for making the most of the California sunshine.

With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the light and airy feel of each room is enhanced by its floor-to-ceiling neutral color scheme, which accentuates the exposed beams in the living areas. In particular, one of the living rooms revolves around a large fireplace that takes up an entire wall and is a sure conversation starter.

Some highlights of the interior of the property include the entertainment room and the dining room. In the entertainment room, there is an adjoining nook large enough to accommodate an oversized sofa and home theater; while opposite the family room is an impressive wine cellar.

In the kitchen, a white and gray marble island with bar stool seats is the focal point of the space. In the corner of the room is a breakfast nook with a storage drawer under the seat. Beyond that there is a separate formal dining room adjoining the kitchen.

The backyard and other outdoor spaces are equally stunning, yet still private and hidden from the street by various green spaces and high walls.

Purchased from model Kate Upton and her professional baseball husband Justin Verlander, the 5,521-square-foot home sits on a 1.55-acre lot with ample outdoor space and gardens.

The most notable feature outside is the full tennis court. The swimming pool with an elevated Jacuzzi spa then takes a back seat. There is also a quaint guesthouse built separately from the main building, providing guests with ultimate privacy while visiting. To the front, the driveway and yard are lined with red brick surrounding a large lawn.

Even with the 8-figure price, Chalamet bought the property at a discount of $700,000, according to Dirt (opens in a new tab), as the home originally went on the market for $11.7 million earlier in the year. Besides Upton and Verlander, who originally bought it for $5.3 million in 2016, the property has hosted a star-studded lineup, including iconic saxophonist Kenny G, tennis legend Pete Sampras and producer Hollywood’s Jon Peters Batman and Caddyshack notoriety, among others. The new district of Chalamet seems to be a popular choice for equally prestigious residents, such as fast furious headliner Vin Diesel (who lives next door), singer/guitarist John Mayer and There’s something about Mary star Cameron Diaz to name a few.

After being the first solo male star to cover British Vogue for the October 2022 issue, the actor continues to take big steps off-screen with his West Coast property investment, further reflecting his budding film career.

While Chalamet intends to live bicoastal and retains its apartment residence in Manhattan, the Dunes The actor currently has a few big projects in the works. Following in the footsteps of Hollywood heavyweights Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, Chalamet is set to reprise the role of Willy Wonka in the upcoming remake of the Roald Dahl classic, titled Wonka. In the meantime, fans can enjoy Chalamet’s latest animated film entergalactic on Netflix, where the actor voices the character of Jimmy opposite rapper Kid Cudi.

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