Donald Glover is ready to shed one of his two homes in the Los Angeles suburb of La Cañada Flintridge. The low-slung midcentury modern recently hit the market for $3.985 million, a substantial bump above the $2.7 million he paid for it in April 2016. Situated on just under one acre of shaded hillside, the house is an eclectic showcase of midcentury sensibilities mixed with sleek modern amenities, thanks to a recent refresh by L.A. designer Barbara Bestor.
The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom pad measures 3,279 square feet, with an interesting semi-open floor plan that features wide walkways that run the length of the house and partial walls that create distinct living spaces. The spacious dining room, for instance, shares a whitewashed partial brick wall with the family room. Both are flanked by walls of glass sliders that open onto a lawn on one side and a flagstone terrace with a fire pit on the other. The updated kitchen, located just off the front foyer, features curved built-in banquette seating and slatted cabinetry.
The main suite, located toward the back of the home, is a true escape, featuring a generously proportioned bedroom, as well as a main bath with redwood siding, aqua green tile, a skylight, and a whole wall of sliders that open onto a private wooden deck. There, wild growths of greenery create a tropical atmosphere.
There is a pool and adjacent cabana unusually situated a short walk from the house, toward the front of the property by the driveway. The upgraded cabana features a wall of glass sliders that can open entirely for the perfect entertainment setup; it functions almost as a studio guest house, with its own full bathroom and living space.
Glover and his longtime partner, Michelle White, still maintain another property in the pricey La Cañada Flintridge neighborhood, a sleek modern mansion they bought for $4.2 million in 2018.