Frank Dukes bought the third Los Angeles House – variety2 min read
He may not have a house name in the veins of Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Travis Scott or The Weekend, but Frank Duke also has credit for multiple hits and productions of all of the above and many more popular artists. The 36-year-old Canadian super-producer – real name Adam Finney – has had uninterrupted industrial success for more than a decade, although his biggest push came recently, following the release of Camilla Cabello’s “Havana” in late 2013. Co-produced by Dukes and single-produced International Destruction, it became the world’s best-selling digital single in 201 years and solidified Duke’s position as the most sought-after producer of music.
Over the past two years, Dukes has enjoyed a substantial portion of his musical profits in real estate in Los Angeles. But instead of buying a large mansion, he chose three relatively modest – at very low cost – houses in the main Los Feliz. In 2018, he paid 1.85 million for the 1920s Spanish-style cottage, and earlier this year he paid 1. 1.88 million to “Glee” actor Darren Chris for his low-slung area bungalow.
Deuce’s latest purchase, completed last month, ran him just over 2 2 million, according to property records. The 3,300-square-foot cream-colored Mediterranean villa, with four bedrooms and four baths, was built in 19226 and last sold in 2009 for 1.3 million.
While it retains many of the original architectural features, the interior of the house has definitely been updated somewhat worryingly. The walls of a bathroom have newly renovated bathrooms with crystal chandeliers, elk antlers and lax stone finishes. According to the lists, a huge so-called “seating saloon” has stunning garden views outside the large windows, and an adjoining breakfast room with a built-in picnic and similar delicious views.
The main floor includes hardwood floors, as well as an updated kitchen and formal dining and living room, the next sporting original cassette window and a substantial stone fireplace. The .14 acre site is very nice, but the house is admirablely private, decorated far behind the walls and gates, and held by dense tropical landscaping. From the rooftop deck, over-the-trip vistas take in the hilly terrain of the Griffith Observatory and the surrounding park.
The multi-level structure offers a basement-level “garden level” with a medium room, extra bedroom suites – perfect for a live-in staff member or overnight guest – a dedicated laundry area and a sauna. The backyard cozy backyard is defined by a terracotta tiled patio with fountains and seating areas shaded by ficus trees.
Jeffrey Giordano of Keller Williams kept this list; Dennis Rozner of Compass has made Dukes new.