Singer-songwriter Beck has paid $6,750,000 to buy a 5,718-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hancock Park area.


The Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon today broke the story of Beck's purchase of the house at 400 S. Hudson Avenue in Los Angeles. Ryon strangely was unnecessarily vague on the house's whereabouts, describing its attributes in a bit of detail but then omitting its location in Hancock Park. Instead, Ryon far more vaguely identified the house as being merely on Los Angeles' 'Westside.' (Ryon also reported erroneously that the house had sold for $7,000,000; records show that it actually sold for $6,750,000 after being on the market for $7.2 million and later for $6,995,000.)


Records show that Beck, whose full/real names are Beck Hansen, Beck Campbell and Bek Campbell, purchased the house back on April 12 through his 400 S. Hudson Trust. The deal was recorded on June 7. Ryon reported that Beck has not yet moved into the house, which we can tell you is virtually catercorner from actor David Schwimmer's 11,336-square-foot mansion at 345 S. Hudson Avenue in Hancock Park.

This is far from being Beck's first house in Los Angeles -- or even in Hancock Park. Back in 2002, we (in our capacity as the writer of the Chicago Tribune's 'Upper Bracket' column) and Ryon both reported on Beck's $2.25 million purchase of the 6,568-square-foot, Spanish-style house at 511 S. Arden Boulevard in Hancock Park. Beck quietly (i.e., no one wrote about it) sold the house in June 2005 for $4,200,000, according to public records.

Back on March 9, our friends over at the Real Estalker wrote about this house while it was still on the market.

Features in Beck's new house, which has been renovated several times including by Beck, depend upon whom you ask. The house either has six bedrooms and nine baths, according to listing information, or it has eight bedrooms and five baths, according to public records and the Times. The house has a grand entry foyer with custom-designed Bill Blass floors, and a living room with coffered ceilings opening to a morning room lanai, library and formal dining room, according to listing information. The house also has a six-room master suite with a self-contained entertainment media system and dual Juliet balconies. Other features include six bedroom suites, nine baths (two of which are powder rooms), 15 pairs of French doors, and outside amenities like a living room cabana with a wine chiller, a wood-burning fireplace, surround sound, wet bar, outdoor shower, 60-foot swim lane pool, and a three-bay garage, according to listing information.

The house was owned by Peter Leak, who has managed many well-known recording artists, until he sold it for $3,300,000 in 2005 to a rehabber named Donald Kreindler who bought the house through his Redjam LLC company.

Check out an online listing sheet for Beck's new house -- complete with photos -- here.