Evan Spiegel, the Snapchat cofounder and CEO who's so secure in his wealth that he turned down $3 billion in cash from Facebook, has been living at his dad's house in Pacific Palisades for years now. Back in high school, Spiegel's father gave him "carte blanche to decorate the [then-]new home, a privilege that came with the professional decorating services of Greg Grande, the set designer on 'Friends'," according to a 2013 CNET story. The high schooler went with a white leather custom king-size bed and a basement movie theater he could control from his bedroom, but he moved out to his mother's anyway when his dad refused to give him a BMW 535i (his Escalade was not cutting it!). After he'd spent a little time at Stanford and co-created his sexting app, Spiegel eventually moved back to the house in Pac Pal, but now he's finally striking out on his own, all the way to Brentwood.
Variety reports that Spiegel has picked up a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house in Brentwood that was owned for many years by actress Julia Ormond. The 1928 house underwent a renovation in 2012 and Ormond sold it that year for $2.575 million. It comes with a courtyard, dining room, eat-in kitchen, and a patio, and Spiegel paid $3.33 million.
Spiegel's Snapchat cofounder Bobby Murphy bought a glassy house in Venice last year. The pair settled recently with a third cofounder who alleged he was pushed out of the company in its early days.
Updated 11/12: Photos removed at the request of the copyright holder.
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