The Winklevoss Twins Rent Their Posh Bachelor Pad
Chilling, genetically perfect Ken dolls incarnate or super savvy, All-American investors? Stop! You’re both right! The Winklevoss twins, who stormed the zeitgeist when Armie Hammer portrayed them both so well in David Fincher’s The Social Network, have just barged into the celebrity rental scene, offering their stunning, architecturally significant home in the famed Bird Streets for a staggering $110,000 per month. Compare that to Jessica Alba’s humble $12,000 per month rental.
The Olympic rowing “Winklevi” (as they were humorously referred to in The Social Network), whose given names are Cameron and Tyler, paid a little north of $18 million a few years ago for the five bedroom, nine bathroom home with remarkable city views that extend to the ocean on a clear day. That price not only covers the view, but top of the line finishes in every room. Perched in the West Hollywood Hills, the home is remote from the curious and the crowded, yet conveniently located within 10-15 minutes of some of the best shopping, restaurants, businesses and nightlife the area has to offer — not to mention the freeways.
The super slick and modern structure measures 15,033 square feet and is the perfect party pad. It has entertainment amenities galore, like an infinity pool, a home theater with a huge screen, a full bar area and an underground parking garage with space for up to six vehicles. There are numerous modern water features on the grounds, and if the interior design is neutral and somewhat bland, it’s also sleek and clean, easily adaptable to any wealthy renter’s style.
A little background on the twins: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss attended Harvard, where they met Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and then sued him for stealing the social networking site they founded before Facebook. In 2004 they won $65 million from Zuckerberg in court. Since then, they have started their own venture capitol firm, and have heavily invested in Bitcoin, claiming to own at least 1% of all Bitcoins in existence.
Whether the Winklevoss twins rent their lux bachelor pad because Bitcoin isn’t climbing as fast or as high as they’d hoped, or because $110,000 a month is a nice price if you can get it, remains to be seen. Chris Dyson of The Agency can give you all the leasing information. We’ll keep you posted on whether or not that sky-high price is just a publicity stunt. Me thinks it might well be.
The Winklevoss Twins Rent Out Their Lux Bachelor Pad