Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Former “Thai Temple” Is Back on the Market
The former home of everyone’s favorite Queen of the Twitter clapback, cookbook author slash model Chrissy Teigen and near-EGOT-winner husband John Legend is back on the market — just three years after the current owners bought the property from the famous couple.
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Hollywood Hills, it’s an oasis from LA that Legend himself said reminds him of a “Thai temple.”
Surrounded by lush landscaping and mountain views, a zen stone spa and entertaining terraces more reminiscent of a luxury retreat than a private home, the 2,200 square foot, 3-bed and 3-bath midcentury modern mecca also features a state-of-the-art recording studio designed acoustically for low sound (ahem, because singer-songwriter and near-EGOT winner John Legend) and a sleek kitchen with custom Basalt counters, teak cabinets, and Thermador appliances (ahem, because cookbook author Chrissy Teigen).
“Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual,” Legend told Architectural Digest in March 2013, when the then-engaged couple revealed their extensive renovations to the property with a splashy spread in the shelter mag, whose writers called it “a sophisticated update of midcentury modernism, [that] reflects the spirit of a young couple putting their own distinctive spin on gracious California living.”
Designed by Don Stewart, the end result is a spectacular urban resort that seamlessly blends luxury and serenity while taking cues from the Far East, with open living spaces that rise to the heavens with cathedral ceilings plus natural materials like bronze and teak and other organic elements that bring the outdoors in while also seamlessly leading onto the wrap-around terraces for both private and entertaining spaces. (Hot damn, can we talk about that outdoor TUB for a second.) All of which are enclosed from prying paparazzi by private, Thai-inspired gardens and fountains.
Originally built in 1961, renovated in 1980 and then again by Teigen and Legend in 2013, the property is currently on the market for $2.5 million — already half a million more than the couple sold it to the current owners for just four years ago.
Check out the full listing for 3023 Longdale Lane on Zillow.