The new owner needed to bring only a toothbrush, suitcase and laptop, he said. “The Wi-Fi was already set up.”
At Blumenthal’s house above the Sunset Strip, the focus is also on creating a trophy property.
“These are one-of-a-kind gems that no one else has,” said the actor, who has flipped 16 homes in as many years. “People want a sexy house.”
The one-acre-plus compound he helped develop includes 13,000 square feet of living space in three structures — a main house, a guesthouse and a gym/wellness center above the garage.
Designed by noted architect Hagy Belzberg, the estate features spaces for indoor-outdoor living, a swimming pool and a lawn. There are eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
The wine “cellar” is a glass-walled room with bottles artfully displayed. The kitchen, often the heart of a party, has its own dining and living areas.