Olympic swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg has listed his gated, three-bedroom, 3,454-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $5,250,000, or more than twice what he paid for it just last year.
This is yet another of the many items that we've been meaning to catch up on that first emerged last month, while we were involuntarily on hiatus owing to a hacker's attack. The Los Angeles Times' Ann Brenoff broke the story back on September 15 (while were off line) of the listing of Krayzelburg's house, which at the time she wrote her post was on the market for $5,675,000. Now, Krayzelburg's house is listed for $5,250,000.
In June 2007, we broke the story of Krayzelburg having purchased the house on February 20, 2007 for $2,610,000. As you might imagine, we were a little surprised, then, to see that the gold medalist now is trying to flip the house for more than twice what he paid for it -- despite no apparent interior remodeling having taken place (perhaps some renovations have occurred -- listing information notes that Beverly Hills designer Roy Sklarin was involved -- but at the same time, listing information largely is silent on any major work that occurred on the house since last year, other than the addition of, fittingly, a pool).
Built in 1963, the house has a nearly 45-foot-long great room with 12-foot ceilings and a glass wall of fire, three and a half baths, and a unique entry waterfall, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.41-acre (17,755-square-foot) lot include a newly built pool and spa with numerous waterfalls and a built-in barbecue, according to public records and listing information.
Krayzelburg continues to own a 1,572-square-foot condominium unit in West Hollywood, which he has owned since buying it in 1998 for $250,000, according to public records.