What does Hollywood's most photogenic action movie couple need right before the summer season? A gorgeous Beverly Hills mansion, of course! So action film actors Jason Statham, and his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have snatched up a 7,119-square-foot home for $12.9 million.
It just can't get any better for Statham, star of pulse racers like "The Expendables" and "Furious Seven" and Huntington-Whiteley from the "Transformers," who also has a lingerie collection. The house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms and is a fabulous combination of mid-century and modern architecture. The property was also featured in Architectural Digest, in October 2012!
All the necessities of luxury living are in place, including lush, manicured drought-resistant landscaping to ensure privacy, swimming pools to escape the high-noon heat, plus at least three fireplaces – two indoor and one on the poolside patio – to ward off evening chills.
Previously owned by fashion designer Jenni Kayne and her husband, Richard Ehrlich, the house has a simple, clean presentation with sharp lines. It might look industrial, but the wood accents throughout the house change the look considerably and warm it up. There are wood beams in the kitchen ceiling carried through to the living room, in the ceiling and two walls of the den, and in the hallway and along the walls approaching the bedrooms. One of the sitting rooms leads to its own patio with a swimming pool and waterfall feature.
The master bedroom suite is a dream, with exposed wood beams; marble accents in the walls of the bathroom, which also has a copper bathtub; and a small private patio with access to the backyard swimming pool.
An ultra-modern house needs a kitchen with appliances that keep up with the times. This culinary center has a six-burner stove, double ovens in the walls, wine refrigerator and copper light fixtures.
That's not all that lends a modern feel. The Statham-Huntington-Whiteley home has plenty of huge glass doors and partial glass walls, to allow light to flood through all the interior spaces.