Inside a former Nike president’s modern L.A. home – DIRT
Once the second-largest employee of the world’s largest footwear and apparel company and a leading candidate to succeed CEO Mark Parker, Trevor Edwards led Nike’s wholesale units, as well as its retail and e-commerce businesses. . But after 25 years, the London-born businessman resigned somewhat abruptly in 2018, amid allegations of inappropriate conduct at work – an early exit that cost him more than $7million, according to The Oregonian.
Still, it looks like Edwards — now a board member of toymaker Funko — isn’t suffering financially. In the immortal words of his former employer, he is “just [Done] This.” Records show that he and his wife Carolyn have invested nearly $10 million for a modern mansion in Los Angeles’ upper Bel Air neighborhood.
Tucked away safely behind gates in the middle of a secluded cul-de-sac, on a hillside parcel spanning nearly half an acre, the home was originally built in the early 1900s. 1950s and last sold for $2.3 million in 2017. Completely rebuilt and essentially all-new, the two-story structure features six bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread across just over 7,600 square feet of open concept living space offering high ceilings, blonde hardwood floors and walls of glass.
Main level highlights include a living room featuring a floor-to-ceiling linear fireplace below a built-in TV. A spacious family room and formal dining area connects to the elegantly designed eat-in kitchen, which is outfitted with imported marble countertops, custom walnut cabinetry, high-end appliances and an expansive small island.
A striking floating staircase leads upstairs, where the main retreat features a private balcony and custom walk-in closet, as well as a luxury soaking tub with dual sinks, open shower and soaking tub. Elsewhere are a steam room, an entertainment room equipped with a bar that spills out onto a cantilevered balcony, and a bonus room “prepared for any desired future recreation or business,” according to the listing.
A particular highlight is the grassy backyard, which houses an infinity pool and spa, fire pit, and barbecue grill, as well as several patios overlooking picturesque ocean views. There is also an attached two-car garage with an EV charging station out front.