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Calvin Klein buys $30m Hollywood property

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Calvin Klein buys $30m Hollywood property

Calvin Klein has spent $30 million on a new home in the Hollywood Hills.

The fashion designer has reportedly splashed out the huge sum on a "glass box" in Los Angeles after selling his property in Miami, Florida.

He said: "It's a glass box up in the hills. I'm not going to say this is my dream house, but it's a place I can have a lot of fun in and that I can escape to."

Calvin, 72, grew to love the view from high up in the Hollywood Hills after spending time writing a book at fellow fashion designer Vera Wang's Trousdale Estates home in the area.

He told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "I never saw LA that way. I'm a sucker for views. Not to compare apples to oranges, but Miami Beach is a resort. LA is where people work, not only in the entertainment business, but all different walks - the social media world - it's a new experience."

However, the fashion mogul won't sell off his expansive Miami mansion to just anyone and confessed he is very particular about who takes over the Spanish-style house.

Calvin explained: "It may sound crazy, but I wouldn't sell it to just anyone. It would break my heart. I hate to use the word 'unique,' but I have never seen another house like it . . . I want to sell it to someone who appreciates the aesthetic."

He added he is unsure how long he will remain in his new home after fixing up the property with his ex-wife Kelly Rector to whom he was married from 1986 to 2006.

Calvin - whose eponymous empire also includes jewellery and fragrance lines - said: "[Kelly] knows me better than anyone. She said, 'We can fix this up. You can live there for a few years, and see if you like it.' Then again, I say that every time! I start by saying, 'This is going to be a temporary thing.' But there's a reason I named my first fragrance 'Obsession.' "