Electronic music superstar Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name Zedd, has finally found a buyer for his Benedict Canyon spec mansion. The modern hillside compound will trade one awarding-winning owner for another with Hollywood’s Kenya Barris reportedly paying $18.35 million for the property.
The film and television writer and producer, as well as creator of the hit ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” acquired the house for a significant discount, with the initial asking price back in the summer of 2021 sitting at $26.5 million. Despite the price cut, Zaslavski still walks away from the property having fetched $2.4 million more than he paid for it some five years ago.
David Kramer, broker and recently appointed president of Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland, and Andrew Buss, also with Hilton & Hyland, were the listing agents, according to the multiple listing service (MLS).
Resting on a three-acre plateau just below Mulholland Drive, the 11,000-square-foot showplace was built in 2016 and features contemporary stylings. Clean lines, organic accents and an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows define the home’s polished, airy design.
A fountain leads into the atrium where towering white walls and multitier concrete flooring evokes the best of art gallery spaces. Impressive architectural elements include a floating staircase, a sleek wall of built-ins and retractable corner walls.
In the home’s more intimate spaces like the primary suite, such as fireplaces, wood floors and ceilings and a spa-like bathroom, make for a cozier existence. Other interior glitzy highlights include a chef’s kitchen complete with Korean barbecue-style grills, an indoor-outdoor gym and soundproofed movie theater with a 4K laser projector.
Views of the surrounding canyon or the city below can be taken in from almost anywhere in the house, be that from one of the home’s private terraces, the roof deck or the backyard that encompasses an infinity-edge pool and hot tub, fire pit and al fresco dining area.
Born in Germany, Zedd first came onto the music scene in 2010. He has since released a number of popular remixes and original singles, including “Clarity,” for which the artist won his first Grammy Award. His most recent collaborations include last year’s “You’ve Got To Let Go If You Want To Be Free” with the English electronic duo Disclosure.
In addition to his work on television programs “Black AF” and “Entergalactic,” Barris is known in the film industry as a writer for box-office hits, Girls Trip, Coming 2 America, and recent top Netflix comedy, You People, for which he also served as director. He is credited as a writer on the upcoming remake of 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump.