Bobby Flay’s L.A. Home Was Missing One Thing Before He Bought It: An Outdoor Kitchen

Over the past few months, celebrity chef Bobby Flay returned several times to check out a Midcentury Modern-inspired home in the tony Bird Streets area of Los Angeles. The newly built property came with a distinctive interior glass atrium and matte black oak floors—but it didn’t have the outdoor kitchen Mr. Flay dreamed of, according to the agents involved in the deal.

The listing agents quickly set Mr. Flay up with sellers Michael and Arya Martin, who co-own design-and-development firm OSKLO and who had designed and built the home. The couple created an outdoor kitchen with all the bells and whistles Mr. Flay wanted, including a pizza oven and an Argentinian-style grill. Mr. Flay is buying the home for $7.6 million, the Martins said.

The sellers built an outdoor kitchen with everything Mr. Flay wanted; the chef then bought the home.


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The outdoor kitchen is now almost complete, and Mr. Flay should be cooking there by the spring, the Martins said. “Sometimes, with outdoor kitchens, they lack a certain design aesthetic,” Michael Martin said. “We’re creating something that’s highly functional for a chef of his level, but at the same time something architectural.” The chef

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Bobby Flay Taps Designers to Add Outdoor Kitchen to Home He Bought From Them

Bobby Flay’s got a lot cooking: On top of running his many restaurants across the country and growing his onscreen portfolio, the celebrity chef is also expanding his real estate holdings with the purchase of a new home located in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip, not far from the $6.5 million home he purchased in 2019. His new midcentury-style residence was originally built by Michael and Arya Martin, the married couple behind design firm OSKLO, as a home for themselves, but recently sold to Flay for $7.6 million. (Branden and Rayni Williams of Williams & Williams at The Beverly Hills Estates and Tomer Fridman of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.)

a living room: The indoor kitchen is a stylish black affair.

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The indoor kitchen is a stylish black affair.

The 5,700-square-foot single-level home includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms, with each bedroom opening onto a private terrace. The free-flowing, open-plan house also features a sleek kitchen and a cozy media room, a living room outfitted with floating shelves and custom stonework, and a high-ceilinged great hall that looks onto an interior atrium containing an olive tree more than a century old. Much of the hillside home’s living spaces include glass walls looking

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