Having relocated to the Florida city of Jupiter, it’s no surprise that veteran Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and her pro baseball playing husband Justin Verlander have put their former Los Angeles estate on the market. The couple are swinging for a home run, asking $11.75 million for the prime property — a healthy profit over the $5.3 million they paid back in 2016, a price that likely reflects the renewed interest in Beverly Hills community and the work the couple have completed in the home.
Upton and Verlander — married since 2017 — have given the entire house a meticulous contemporary-themed overhaul. Originally built in 1976 and spanning a generous 5,500 square feet, the East Coast-inspired traditional structure has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and overlooks a championship tennis court. The home sits behind a notably long, private, gated driveway, on 1.55 acres and is tucked high in the mountains above Beverly Hills, far into the deepest reaches of Benedict Canyon.
The house itself is situated high above the street, atop a steep knoll. Towering sycamores and redwoods provide privacy, as do mature hedges out front. A red brick walkway leads to the front entryway, a welcoming, discreet, entrance that opens up to the refined estate.
Inside, the couple embraced numerous upgrades within the various public rooms. The living room boasts an oversized stone fireplace and French doors opening to the grassy lawn. There’s also a formal dining room and an all-new state-of-the-art kitchen with chef-ready appliances and quartz countertops.
Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.