After wrapping up his eight-year tenure as host of The Late Late Show, actor James Corden—headed back to his native London—is tying up his remaining loose ends in the States. Namely, the “Carpool Karaoke” comedian has finally offloaded his Brentwood, Los Angeles mansion for a touch over $17.1 million after initially listing it at the beginning of the year with a $22 million asking price.
The buyer, as reported by Dirt, is private equity heiress LeeAnn Akouri-Shan, daughter of economist and billionaire Weijian Shan. Akouri-Shan’s new digs just so happen to neighbor a $20 million home that her older brother, hedge fund investor Bo Shan, bought in 2019 from Million Dollar Listing star Tracy Tutor.
Corden extensively renovated the 1997-built New England-style neocolonial following his $10 million purchase of the property in 2017 (the seller in that transaction was Modern Family creator Steven Levitan). The Tony winner’s wife, interior designer Julia Corden, decorated the 8,609-square-foot space with modern, mostly neutral furnishings, save for eye-catching teal blue cabinetry in the kitchen, which also features a massive center island topped with white marble.
The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom manse boasts a movie theater with tiered seating and a navy blue shag carpet, an extensive children’s play area bordering the backyard swimming pool, and a living room centered by a fireplace with a wall-to-wall charcoal gray surround with gold accents, complete with firewood storage.
Per the Dirt article, the Cats actor has already made plans to replace a run-down structure on his 44-acre Oxfordshire estate with a more modern, custom-built abode. “I’m just leaving the show primarily because we’re a long way from home, and we really want our children to know what it’s like to grow up in London, to have a solid relationship with their grandparents, and that is time that you don’t get back,” Corden told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last winter. “So however hard it is to go, I’m completely certain that it’s the right thing to do.”
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