Tiegs, often considered the first American supermodel, designed the home with the spirit of Bali in mind

By Hannah Chubb
Updated August 19, 2020 12:46 PM
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Cheryl Tiegs has finally sold her longtime home in Lower Bel Air.

The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model fell in love with Bali after visiting the Indonesian island numerous times for modeling assignments. Unable to live there permanently due to her  career, the mother of three decided to design a home in Southern California that would remind her of it, creating a place of refuge that spoke to the Balinese spirit.

Now, after enjoying the house for many years, Variety reports that 72-year-old Tiegs has sold the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home for $14.075 million. It's a steep discount on the $18.5 million it was listed for back in September, with Jade Mills and Tiffany Mills of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.

Located on 1.43 acres overlooking the city of Los Angeles, the 4,770-square-foot estate has the feel of a tropical resort — far from the suburbs in which it is located. A long, gated driveway leads down to the front of the home, and a lush pond full of lily pads and greenery surrounds the double front doors. Majestic palm trees dot the property.

Adam Latham
Adam Latham

Inside, an open floor plan gives the space an airy, welcoming feel and exposed beams, high ceilings and dark wood finishes provide a contemporary and luxe atmosphere. In the main area, the spacious great room is made up of the living room, family room, den and formal dining room, according to the listing.

Adam Latham
Adam Latham

In the kitchen, a massive butcher’s block island centers the room, and glass walls display stunning views of the city in the distance. Floor-to-ceiling windows are featured throughout the house, providing an indoor-outdoor living experience.

Adam Latham

The intimate master bedroom suite features ample seating, a fireplace and a spa-like bathroom. One of the three other bedrooms was used by Tiegs as an office space, while the rest were kept for guests and family.

Adam Latham
Adam Latham

Outside, the home takes advantage of the California weather, boasting a swimming pool, fountains, walking paths and areas for outdoor entertaining. The bright lights of the city illuminate the backyard at night.

Adam Latham
Adam Latham

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The first model to appear on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue's cover three times – in 1970, 1975 and 1983 – Tiegs, often considered the first American supermodel, went on to launch a clothing line for Sears, judge the ABC reality show True Beauty and welcome twins via surrogate at age 53 (at the time, she already had one son).

She also completed a stint on Celebrity Apprentice, travels the country speaking about health and fitness and is an advocate for eco-conscious living.