After losing homes side by side in a privileged part of the Brentwood area of Los Angeles in two recent deals that totaled $ 19.3 million, acclaimed record producer and songwriter Mikkel Eriksen lost a part of its windfall, just over $ 7 million, or about $ 50,000 more than the asking price. , on a leafy expanse nestled in a serene cul-de-sac in the scenic and coveted equestrian enclave of Sullivan Canyon in Los Angeles.
The Norwegian composer and his partner Tor Hermansen first topped the US charts with British band Mis-Teeq’s 2001 song “One Night Stand” before leaving. to write and / or produce a few handfuls of number one hits, including Beyoncé’s Global Megahit “Irreplaceable, Katy Perry’s anthem “Firework” and Rihanna’s 2012 number one jingle “Diamonds”. They’ve also worked with Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, and dozens of other reliable pop music hitmakers.
Designed in the signature style of Cliff May, the father of the classic California ranch, and built in the early 1980s for William Keck Jr., the youngest son of the late oilman and philanthropist William Myron Keck, who founded Superior Oil Company (now part of Mobil Corporation) and, in 1950s, owner of the famous Owlwood Estate in Holmby Hills, the one-story, multi-winged ranch sits behind a high ivy-encrusted wall for about two-thirds of an acre and spans over 4,139 square feet with five bedrooms and five and a half baths, some of them updated with large white marble slabs.
Traditional and well-maintained, though a bit drab and old-fashioned, the interior spaces feature hand-plastered walls, wood-beamed and vaulted ceilings, and a mix of polished terracotta tiles and parquet floors. grooves and dowels. An elegantly simple carved stone fireplace highlights the formal lowered living room, while the separate dining area includes a pantry / bar. Flooded with natural light thanks to large skylights, the kitchen is full of high-end commercial-style appliances and the adjoining family room is cozy with a corner fireplace covered with the same ceramic tiles as the countertops and backsplash of the food.
Guest bedrooms are spacious and en-suite, while the two-room master suite is a more lavish affair with Versailles-style parquet floors, a castle-like stone fireplace, built-in features lighted and a marble bathtub. Patio doors open the master suite onto the free-form pool and spa. Elsewhere, the property includes a lighted tennis court and room to add a small stable.
Eriksen’s old side-by-side homes in Brentwood include a three-bedroom repairman he bought from Priscilla Presley in May 2019 for $ 3.8 million and sold just over two years later for $ 4.8 million and a glitzy contemporary centerpiece with endangered glass walls that he also salvaged in May 2019, but for $ 12 million, and sold about a month ago for $ 14.5 million.