It seems the time has come for Olympian Gus Kenworthy to bid farewell to his sunny abode in Los Angeles. The silver-medal-winning freestyle skier listed his penthouse apartment in West Hollywood earlier this month, with an asking price of $2.25 million.
Kenworthy only recently completed an almost yearlong renovation of the space, which he purchased in May 2018 for $1.6 million. The nearly 1,800-square-foot condo spans two levels and is filled with high ceilings and broad windows to let in plenty of L.A. sunshine. Its three bedrooms include a main suite with dual walk-in closets and an oversized walk-in shower outfitted with butterfly marble and two rain showerheads.
Thanks to Kenworthy’s renovations, completed with the help of designer Orlando Soria, the sophisticated yet playful home also features built-in window seats and bookcases, as well as new crown molding, wainscoting, and hand-scraped plaster treatments on the walls. Another of their thoughtful upgrades, Kenworthy told AD in late 2020, is a newly painted egress well outside a kitchen window. “At first, I thought it was so strange to look out at a wall, but I ended up painting the well a pretty gray-blue and placed an eight-foot cactus [there]. It has become a fabulous focal point,” he said.
The moody main bedroom.
The property also features a two-story private rooftop terrace that spans almost 1,500 square feet and includes covered and uncovered entertaining areas, a firepit, and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. The firepit and kitchen are located on the lower terrace and have made that space Kenworthy’s favorite in the whole home, he told AD.
Kenworthy and Soria created this roof deck from nothing.
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The whole rooftop area is the product of Kenworthy and Soria’s vision: It was completely undeveloped when the Olympian first toured the condo, but it’s what sealed the deal on the initial purchase. “There was nothing on the rooftop, but the [real estate agent] said the building approved plans to build a custom roof deck. I climbed a ladder and was blown away by the unobstructed views from downtown to Hollywood and all the way to Century City and beyond to the ocean. That sold me,” Kenworthy said.