Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden Sells $25 Million Bel Air Mansion
Travis VanderZanden is a businessman who is known for being the founder and CEO of the scooter-sharing service Bird. Prior to founding his own company, VanderZanded worked at Lyft as the COO and then at Uber as the Vice President of International Growth. During his career, Travis VanderZanden has experienced many ups and downs. For example, when he left Lyft, he was accused by the company of breaking his confidentiality agreement. Although VanderZanden denied any wrongdoing, the case was settled for undisclosed terms. The businessman has also faced criticism for his conduct within his own company. When he had to let staff go due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he gave the job of informing staff to another member of his team rather than delivering the news personally. Despite his controversial career, VanderZanden has become a rich and successful man, and Idol Net Worth estimates his net worth at $400 million. Therefore, it is unsurprising that he can afford a luxurious and expansive home in an exclusive neighborhood. However, only six months after buying his Bel Air mansion, the businessman has put the property back on the market for just under $25 million. The businessman’s reasons for selling so soon are unknown, as is whether or not he has already chosen his next home.
An Overview of Travis VanderZanden’s Bel Air Estate
Towards the end of 2020, Travis VanderZanden splashed out on a new home in Bel Air, Los Angeles. He bought the property from Trevor Noah, the host of ‘The Daily Show,’ for $21.7 million. Following the sale of the property, Noah moved to a larger Bel Air mansion just a mile away, and his new property cost him $27.5 million. The property was constructed in 2017, and the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion measures 10,044-square-feet internally. It sits on a plot of 1.31-acres in a secluded position along a quiet Bel Air cul-de-sac. Despite only owning the home for a little over six months, VaderZanden has increased the price of the house significantly, as he is selling it for just short of $25 million.
Inside the Stunning $25 Million Bel Air Mansion
There are many interesting design features at Travis VanderZanden’s former home, and the first of these is evident on stepping into the house. The front door is pivoting, and it is a massive 11-foot tall. From the foyer, there is an Impala Linear limestone staircase, which is also an eye-catching feature. Some of the other impressive features throughout the house include automated walls of glass by Fleetwood, 24-foot ceilings, and polished glass flooring. The unusual features continue throughout the room, with each room boasting something unique. For example, there is a custom-built movie theater, a den with a leather and marble fireplace, a cigar room, and a stone bar with a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium. In the dining room, there is a stunning weeping wall water feature.
There is a semi-open-plan design, as the living areas are interconnected but partially divided so that each area is defined. The layout gives the property a good flow and allows light to stream in from the large windows and spread across every room while also giving each room its own purpose. One of the most impressive rooms in the house is the huge catering kitchen. The kitchen boasts custom Arclinea cabinetry in striking black and white, two marble islands, climate-controlled wine storage, and top-of-the-range Miele appliances. In the dining room, there is a skylight to one side of the room, sliding doors leading to the garden, and a dramatic-looking suspended black ceiling, from which hangs contemporary lighting. The dining room opens out to the main living room, which also has sliding doors leading out to the terrace, and it is equipped with a bar and aquarium.
Further living space is available in the family room, which is flooded with light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows, and these offer city and ocean views. In this huge room, there is a large wall-mounted television above a modern fireplace. Another of the property’s impressive areas is the master suite. Not only does the master suite have a huge bedroom, but it also has a private terrace, a sitting room, a bar, marble baths, and dual showroom closets. Therefore, the new homeowner can comfortably enjoy their time in this area and use it to sleep, relax, read, get ready to go out, and enjoy the outdoors in their private space. There are a further five bedrooms in the home, including staff quarters. It means that the home is suitable for a large family or for someone who has live-in staff. The guest rooms also give the new homeowner the option to have friends and family stay. As the house is only four years old, it has many high-end technology features to simplify life and to make residing in the home a comfortable experience. Dirt.com says that these include fully automated Lutron shades and a Control4 home automation system.
The Stunning Grounds of VanderZanden’s Pad
A gated driveway to the front of the property leads to a three-car attached garage. To the property’s rear, the gardens overlook the scenic golf course at the Bel-Air Country Club. There are also views across the city and out to the Pacific Ocean. There are mature trees down either side of the rear garden to protect the new homeowner from prying eyes. In the backyard, there are two terraces. The first is directly behind the house, and this is raised and partially shaded. It is an ideal space for relaxing outdoors, alfresco dining, and entertaining friends and family. The second terrace is offset to the side of the first terrace, with steps connecting the two areas. There is a large paved area with seating, and the second terrace also houses the outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool. The rest of the rear garden is covered in lush green lawns.
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