Naomi Osaka Sells Modernist Beverly Hills Home to Tech Mogul – DIRT
While her dreams of winning the 2022 US Open have been dashed, Naomi Osaka is still living a very real real estate fantasy. Yesterday, the New York Post reported that the 24-year-old Japanese tennis pro is currently viewing condos for sale in New York City priced at $6 million, and now records reveal that Osaka has managed to topple the very first house she ever bought – a surprisingly angular and contemporary residence in Los Angeles.
The off-market deal was signed in late August, with Osaka receiving $8.7 million for the property – a substantial profit from the $6.9 million it paid three years ago, when it first bought the house from pop music star Nick Jonas. The new spendthrift owner is Bosnian-born tech entrepreneur Milun Tesovic, 37, a partner in venture capital fund Expa of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp.
This isn’t the only expensive LA home owned by Tesovic. Less than two years ago, he paid $9.6 million for a Hollywood Hills mansion sold by Nile Niami, and previously owned by Scooter Braun. This property is currently offered for rent, asking the modest sum of $85,000/month.
As for Osaka’s former residence, it’s nestled in the mountains above Beverly Hills, in an area known as the Beverly Hills Post Office. Originally built in 1965 but completely rebuilt and expanded in 2016 by renowned architectural firm SPACE International and design team Ground Up LA, the main 3,000 square foot structure spans its hillside grounds half-acre hillside, offering three bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Eye-catching amenities include high ceilings and clerestory windows throughout the home. Exotic materials abound; the custom interior cabinetry and exterior decking and siding are all hewn from hardwood imported from South America. Imported hematite and basalt stone adorns the living room entryway and fireplace, while the sleek kitchen offers a full complement of top-of-the-line Miele appliances.
Walls of disappearing glass doors spill out onto a flat backyard with a grassy lawn and pool surrounded by a wooden deck. There’s also a one-bed-and-bath guesthouse with a gym seemingly cantilevered over the canyon below, and backyard views embrace the surrounding hills. accidents. Naturally, the entire property is walled, gated and protected by an elaborate security system.
Osaka has moved from the mountains of 90210 to the San Fernando Valley, where earlier this year it shelled out $6.3 million for Nick Lachey’s grand Tarzana estate. For the past few years, she has been the highest-paid sportswoman in the world, earning $53.2 million in the past year alone from her myriad endorsement deals with major brands such as Louis Vuitton, Nissan , Nike, Mastercard, Levi’s, Panasonic, Google and Sweetgreen.