The tattoo artist Kat Von D is looking to mark her Spanish-style residence as “sold.” She’s asking $3.4 million for the home in the Hollywood Hills.
Katherine Von Drachenberg, better known as Kat Von D, purchased the property in 2011 for $2,175,000. The artist honored the home with updates that let its character and its original features shine through.
“It’s more about what was left intact, rather than what was changed, that makes it special,” says the co-listing agent Marissa Faith, a partner at Deasy Penner Podley. She and Jamie Sher of The Sher Group represent the listing.
Faith noted one custom Von D touch: the “imported, hand-painted wallpaper” added to the home office.
During her ownership, Von D also updated the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and chimney. In addition, she soundproofed some of the windows so music could be recorded in the home.
At just over 4,100 square feet, the walled and gated residence features a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Built in the 1920s, the house is full of original details, including high ceilings, large windows, arched doorways, and decorative banisters.
Hardwood floors and original tile can be found throughout the home. Charming architectural details include multiple turrets, sunlit nooks, and a fireplace.
In the living room, a retractable projection screen with surround sound can transform the space into a media room. A chef’s kitchen has been updated with high-end appliances and opens to an elegant formal dining room.
Outside, you’ll find a barbecue area, fire pit, and spa, with room for a pool, the listing notes. In addition, the grounds include a guesthouse and a garage with two spaces.
Centrally located, the area is close to nightlife, shops, and restaurants, but feels “tucked away,” the listing notes.
The tattoo guru appears to have moved on to another project.
“After many happy years in the home, it was time for the owners to move on and reimagine their next space,” Faith says.
A glance at Instagram shows photos of Von D’s new place, a Victorian that she’s remaking in her own unique taste.
In a black-and-white photo in what looks to be the living room with her family, she posted on Instagram, “My heart explodes with joy getting to take our very first family photo together in our new home!”
A video of her redone bedroom shows a bed and bath completely hidden behind red lacquer paint. It appears to be the 11-bedroom abode in L.A.’s Hancock Park that she reportedly purchased in 2016 for $6.5 million.
Von D is best known for her TLC reality series, “LA Ink,” which followed her work at her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, in Hollywood. She also launched a vegan beauty brand, Kat Von D Beauty, which she sold earlier this year.
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