Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel is making a home for himself and girlfriend, supermodel Miranda Kerr, in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Having recently stated that he feels most at home in Hollywood, the young entrepreneur is one step closer to achieving that goal having reportedly purchased a luxurious pad that was once home to an A-list movie star.
Located in Brentwood, the luxurious $12.5 million home was previously owned by Harrison Ford for almost 30 years, reports TMZ. The 7,164-square foot property comes with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, gym, and a guest house. Notably, iconic Californian architect Gerard Colcord remodeled the home in his traditionalist style at Ford’s request.
The affluent suburb of Brentwood has been adopted by numerous stars over the years, from Rat Pack crooner Dean Martin to NFL star Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen. Most recently, the suburb was once again in the limelight over its infamous past — which saw it thrust to the center of the notorious trial of one of its most-recognized residents — thanks to the success of the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Spiegel, who has lived in a comparatively smaller Brentwood home, valued at $3.3 million, since 2014, recently professed his love for neighboring region, Hollywood, to Re/code. In a gushing profile that sees his counterparts liken the Snapchat CEO to Picasso, Spiegel is described as feeling most at home in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old has reportedly taken to the glitz and glamour of the region. He met his current girlfriend, Kerr, at a Louis Vuitton dinner, and was even featured in a photo shoot for Vogue magazine. Crucially, for Spiegel, LA places him at the heart of the media industry his app is determined to target. Consequently, Snapchat has struck up content deals with companies including ESPN, MTV, the NFL, and NBC, in its bid to become more than a mere video messaging app.