South Korean Prince and Princess Buy $12.6 Million Mansion in Thousand Oaks

Andrew Lee

South Korea’s Crown Prince Andrew Lee and Princess Nana Lee have bought a $12.6 million French-inspired mansion in Thousand Oaks, California.

The acquisition of the estate in the Hidden Valley community was marked as the most expensive home sale in Thousand Oaks this year, according to the Multiple Listing Service via the Los Angeles Times.


It surpassed the $10 million Tuscan villa deal that happened in February.

The 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter) mansion sits in the middle of the 20-acre estate. It houses seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and “palatial living spaces outfitted with custom furniture, chandeliers and draperies.”

Other features of the luxurious property include a wine tasting room, movie theater, gym and a double-island kitchen.

Limestone walkways were also placed outside the mansion, along with landscaped lawns, hand-carved fountains, a tennis court, infinity pool and spa.

The property was initially listed at $14 million. Danny Ross and Karly Williams of Pinnacle Estate Properties represented the South Korean royals, while Tiffany Hu of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.

Lee, a Korean American entrepreneur and founder of the VPN service Private Internet Access, was named the new crown prince in 2018. The title was given to Lee by the only remaining heir to the Joseon dynasty throne, His Imperial Highness King Yi Seok.

Lee, a self pro-claimed regular “dude” and Indiana native, started initiatives to launch a coding school in South Korea and invest in startup companies, according to the South China Morning Post.

Images via Hilton & Hyland

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