Homes are often private and comfortable spaces for people. This happens to be the opposite for people of superior recognition like actors, artists, sportsmen, architects, and many more. Celebrity homes as we call them are what gathers the audience and the public outside to get photographs of the celebrity inside and the home too. Celebrity homes have now become major landmarks in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Los Angeles. Homes that celebrities purchase or build are often standardized as a class apart and are documented and showcased via various media platforms. Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles is a hotspot for celebrity homes because the location is the mecca for Hollywood and due to the scenic beauty.

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Frazer, Harrison (2019), Keanu Reeves, and his partner, Alexandra Grant at the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci.

One such celebrity who lives in this iconic neighborhood is the actor who played many iconic, unforgettable roles, Keanu Reeves. The John Wick actor lives amongst the poshest, luxurious, and highly-priced neighborhoods in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He lives in good company with various producers, fashion designers, actors, and singers like Leonardo Di Caprio, Calvin Klein, and Ariana Grande. Keanu Reeves Houses sit on top of a hill overlooking the city with a pool and open verandah. 

Keanu Reeves’s large residential compound of .41 acres is said to be estimated to be 8.07 million USD. The residential compound is quite large compared to the median sizes of the surrounding home compounds. The land costs have increased exponentially high at an estimated price of 3.22 million USD since he bought the home in 2013. He, along with his partner, Alexandra Grant lives in this private home. The home is expected to have multiple facilities and technological additions but the residence has a subtle collection of add ons. The Lake House actors’ home consists of an outdoor barbecue area, a courtyard, a three-car garage, and a long, narrow lap combined with an infinity pool.

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Rayner, Jeff/ Coleman – Rayner (2019), Keanu Reeves, and his partner, Alexandra Grant home at Hollywood, Los Angeles

Keanu Reeves house has a meager amount of living spaces as well which complements its modest extra facilities. It consists of three bathrooms and two bedrooms and is 5,607 square feet in area. The only dilemma regarding the home is its interiors. It could be neo-classical, chic modern, or rustic according to the actor’s or his partner’s taste. The spectators and fanatics of the actor as well as the architecture of the home can’t help but wonder how the interiors must look like. The private lifestyle of the couple has rendered the media and journalists out of options and solutions to get interior views of this beautiful, pricey home. The outer facade or the exterior of the whole home compliments and takes its place as a regular Hollywood home with white walls and structural elements, with supplemented black-clad projection at the entrance of the home which reminds us of the actor’s roles in the movies The Matrix and John Wick.

Baur, Griffin/ Google Street Maps (2021), Keanu Reeves, and his partner, Alexandra Grant home at Hollywood, Los Angeles
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Rayner, Jeff/ Coleman – Rayner (2019), Keanu Reeves, and his partner, Alexandra Grant home at Hollywood, Los Angeles
Rayner, Jeff/ Coleman – Rayner (2019), Keanu Reeves, and his partner, Alexandra Grant home at Hollywood, Los Angeles

The home which opens up towards the hill’s slope has a wide-open glass facade that provides scenic views throughout the house and also connects visually with the barbecue area, lap pool, and open verandah. According to Keanu Reeves, he had the idea of wanting a place of his own and getting the absolute feeling of confirmation and content once he saw the house. Being one of the main reasons to buy the house, the other reason has been speculated due to his gypsy lifestyle and moving all around the country. It supposedly gave him a  safe place to rest, think, and entertain guests. When asked why he wanted to buy a home for himself, he related to the idea of feeling like a homeowner in a place where it was all rooted for him. He conveyed the idea of owning space for his own individuality as well as a space to come home to.

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Rayner, Jeff/ Coleman – Rayner (2019), Keanu Reeves, and his partner, Alexandra Grant home at Hollywood, Los Angeles

The security of the home has been upgraded to top-notch technology after many break-in attempts by fans and well-wishers, with one of them succeeding. The reason for it being comprehended as a fortress is because of the couple’s wish for a private living experience as well as the distance between the reel and the real world. Often the actor has complained of tourists gathering at the entrance of his home and disrupting their lifestyle. Several security measurements were put in place hence to protect the couple’s privacy as well as to create a barrier for them.

The home is believed to be built in 1988 by a renowned architect after which Keanu Reeves purchased the home in 2003. The style of the home is quite contemporary with its strong lines and typical floor-to-ceiling fenestration to get a strong permeability with the out environment. It is speculated that the actor owns several homes in Malibu, Hawai, and New York but these speculations were never confirmed by the actor or by any other sources. Although there is a lot of thoughts, hoaxes, ideas, and beliefs about the home owned by Keanu Reeves, all one hopes for is the couple to feel at home and is safe and sound in their own private enclosure. That’s what a home should be about: to provide safety and comfort when the outside doesn’t.

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Ashwini is an architecture student who is trying to pursue her love for writing. She is an avid reader and also has an interest in graphic designing. She believes that the power of the pen can bring out the soul of a building to the mortal world.

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