Ian Thorpe's Hollywood Hills Home
Aussie Olympian Ian Thorpe has set up home in the Hollywood Hills, purchasing a $1.17 million pied-a-terre above Sunset Boulevard. The Advertiser caught him descending from it in a private elevator: "The brown 1970s timber home with a large balcony has valley views and can hardly been seen from the dirt road below or neighbouring houses. Thorpe's super secure mountain retreat is surrounded by trees and the swimming champion has chosen a very private neighbourhood to call home with trees, lifts, fences and walls protecting the well-to-do residents from prying eyes. Despite its secluded location, Thorpe's home is just a short drive from the nightlife of West Hollywood."
Thorpe recently bought in L.A. because he wanted a new place to get in shape and perhaps get a new perspective on his business ventures, which some say are languishing. Said the Thorpedo: "I'm just here to train. I'm just doing my thing."