Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Drops $15 Million on Hollywood Hills Compound
Meanwhile, Camp is making quieter property moves of his own. Though far less famous than the controversial Kalanick, the 40-year-old has amassed a nearly equivalent fortune — widely reported to be somewhere near $4 billion — enough to rank him among the globe’s 10 wealthiest Canadians. Thus, he can theoretically afford just about any house he wants.
By James McClain
Rather than a flashy Bel Air mega-mansion, however, Camp and his longtime partner Eliza Nguyen have opted to purchase two low-slung homes in the foothills above West Hollywood and the iconic Sunset Strip. Though not contiguous, both properties are located on the same dead-end road. And while still unattainable by the standards of financially “normal” folks — each house cost many millions of dollars — they are downright modest by billionaire standards.
Way back in summer 2016, Camp and Nguyen stealthily forked out $6.1 million for a rather stunning mid-century casita. Designed by en vogue celebrity architect Hal Levitt, the ultra-private property is invisible from the street, secreted behind a massive gate and a long, winding driveway. There are five beds and five baths in a comfortable — but far from huge — 3,726 square feet of terrazzo-floored living space.
Lush landscaping encases the glassy residence, and the property additionally features an organic vegetable garden and two detached glass pavilions — both suitable as gym/yoga workout areas. Once owned by TV producer Darren Star, the home was sold to Camp and Nguyen by jeans king Joe Dahan.
The second Nguyen-Camp estate was quietly picked up in March 2019, for a transfer price of just under $9.6 million. Set just three doors down the street from the Levitt property, this place is also a glassy single-story stunner. Rather than a preserved mid-century, however, the structure is brand-new, completed fresh in late 2018 by a prolific local development group.
Spanning a mansion-sized 6,281 square feet, the contemporary abode sprawls around around a central courtyard containing a negative-edge swimming pool and spa. The fully gated and camera-secured estate includes a two-car garage, a home theater, disappearing walls of glass, and a giant master suite with boutique-style closet and a nearly all-marble bath. Best of all, however, the property was the subject of a thorough YouTube video tour, courtesy of record producer Michael Blakely.
In addition to their new L.A. homes, Camp and Nguyen’s property portfolio also includes a $3 million contemporary penthouse in San Francisco. And while direct confirmation is lacking, evidence in records strongly indicates the couple additionally own a $7.8 million renovated Beaux Arts-style mansion in SF’s posh Pacific Heights ‘hood and an $8.25 million condo in the trendy Manhattan area of Soho.