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South Park Co-Creator Trey Parker Purchases A Ultra-Modern Residence In Brentwood

South Park and Tony Award-winning Book of Mormon co-creator Trey Parker has purchased a brand-new, ultra-modern residence in Brentwood for $6.2 million.

According to Variety, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home offers 5,000-plus square feet of open and airy living space featuring high-end finishes such as imported-oak floorboards.

Among the highlights: a walk-in wine cellar behind a sheet of frameless glass, along with a small cabana adjacent to a plunge-size zero-edge pool and spa. The seller was represented by Adi Livyatan and Parker by Oren Barkan, both of Rodeo Realty.

Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy Purchases A “Architectural Gem”

Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy has purchased a mid-century “architectural gem” in Pacific Palisades for $6 million, complete with show-stopping views of the sea, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island from its hillside setting.

According to Variety, the single-story home was built in 1958 and extensively renovated in 1991 by modernist architect and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Lawrence Bernstein. Expect 4,000-plus square feet of living space accented by blondish hardwood flooring and red brick.

Among the highlights of the five-bedroom, five-bath property: a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wet bar with mirrored walls; large formal dining room with fireplace. Cathy Ferraro of Ferraro & Associates held the listing, while Murphy was represented by Tod Stein of Campbell Wellman Properties.

Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz Paid $15.7 Million In Cash For a New Mansion

New Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz and his longtime wife, Israeli former Olympic competitive sailor Anat Fabrikant, have paid $15.7 million in cash for a new mansion in the Beverly Hills Flats neighborhood.

According to Variety, the European-style villa was spec-built by a local developer and completed last year. Included is 10,000-plus square feet of living space featuring a double-height entryway; giant family room with a wet bar and floor-to-ceiling disappearing windows; formal dining room with a glassy wine closet; separate wine cellar; massive master suite with a fireplace, dual marble-clad baths and terrace overlooking the backyard; and movie theater with seating for 12.

Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker and Linda May of Hilton & Hyland held the listing, while Kreiz was represented by Nicholas Property Group’s Dustin Nicholas.

Kevin Durant has listed his oceanfront Malibu home

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has listed his oceanfront Malibu home for $13.495 million. According to the L.A. Times, he purchased the property last year for $12.05 million.

The multilevel house was built in 1976 and has since been remodeled for beachfront living with sliding walls of glass and terrace balconies on three levels, along with a small wooden staircase descending from the main patio area directly to a sandy cove on Broad Beach.

Expect 5,000-plus square feet of living space featuring an open-concept living room, dining room, center-island kitchen, four bedrooms and six baths. There’s also a media room with a glass-enclosed wine rack and a movie theater, as well as an elevator. An outdoor spa and dining patio finish off the indoor-outdoor setting. James Harris, David Parnes and Sandro Dazzan of The Agency hold the listing.


Michael Feinstein & Terrence Flannery List Their Modern Residence

Grammy-nominated singer Michael Feinstein and his producer husband, Terrence Flannery, have listed their 1926 Tudor Revival-style mansion in Los Feliz for $18.9 million. According to Mansion Global, the residence previously served as the site of the Russian Consulate from 1935-51.

Expect 15,391 square feet of living space on four stories highlighted by an underground tunnel for secret entrances and exits, as well as an upper level sporting an office suite, bedroom, service bar and one of two movie theaters.

The six-bedroom house also has a fitness room, pool, wine cellar and guest house with its own private entrance. Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman is co-listing the property with Dorothy Carter of Keller Williams.

Joe Walsh is listing his Beverly Hills Post Office villa

Famed rocker Joe Walsh is listing his Beverly Hills Post Office villa for $5.3 million. According to Variety, Walsh paid $3.95 million for the property in August 2013 for use as temporary digs while his main residence was undergoing an extensive, multiyear renovation.


Originally built in 1966 as a mid-century modern, the house was transformed into a sleek contemporary before Walsh’s ownership. Expect 3,820 square feet of open living space on a single level, complete with formal living and dining rooms, a den/media room, and European-inspired, eat-in kitchen with Miele appliances and custom cabinetry.

There are three en-suite bedrooms, including the master retreat with dual closets and baths, as well as a 600-square-foot music studio that could be converted into a family room. Outdoors, the nearly half-acre hillside lot boasts a pool and covered terrace with fireplace. Tina Stern of Wish Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

Eva Gabor has sold Holmby Hills estate

The former Holmby Hills estate of actress Eva Gabor has sold for $11 million. According to Mansion Global, would-be buyers included developers who wanted to tear down the 1938 house on Delfern Drive and develop the 1.1-acre property. Instead, the buyer is a local developer who plans to move into the house in the next couple of months and keep it as his residence.

Designed by noted architect Paul Williams, the 7,000-square-foot white brick house still has many touches of Hollywood glamour, including a brick motor court, columns and chandeliers, a portico and a sweeping staircase leading to the second floor. Among the highlights: living and family rooms with fireplaces, a formal dining room, kitchen, library/screening room, a bar and detached office. 

The upstairs bedrooms include a private master suite with a balcony, luxe bath, sitting room and large walk-in closet. Amenities include a pool, tennis court with viewing deck, an expansive lawn and landscaped gardens. 

There also a greenhouse and a pool house with a living room, kitchenette, bath and walk-in closet. Corrie Lontoc of Reserve Collection Realty represented the sellers—Margaret Black, former vice chairman of Morgan Stanley, and her husband, the former NASA astronaut David Scott, who was the seventh man to walk on the moon.


Writer-director James Gunn has listed his Malibu estate

Writer-director James Gunn has listed his Malibu estate in the foothills above Big Rock Beach for $7.395 million. According to Variety, the property was once owned by Olivia Newton-John, who sold it in 1994 for an unrecorded amount to Carol Black and Neal Marlens, married creators of the hit sitcoms The Wonder Years and Ellen

The roughly 3-acre, rustic-luxe abode has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in a little more than 6,800 square feet between the main house and guesthouse. Expect open and airy living spaces with medium-brown wood flooring orbiting around a humongous, white brick fireplace; a colossal combination living/dining room; family room; and farmhouse-style kitchen with a duo of work islands and commercial-grade appliances.

There are three guest bedrooms on the main floor, while the master suite privately occupies almost the entire second floor and encompasses a cavernous, denim-blue painted bedroom with fireplace and sitting area, along with a walk-in closet, spacious compartmentalized bath and small study that opens to a brick terrace.

The picturesque property borders thousands of acres of protected parklands, and the meandering grounds offer numerous decks and patios; a pool and spa; lighted tennis court; greenhouse; children’s playground; and an authentic teepee. The property is represented by Kent Winter and Jeff Chertow, both of Pinnacle Estate Properties.

Jodie Fosters Beverly Hills home goes on the market for 15.9M in Westside DIGS

Jodie Foster Lists Coldwater Canyon Home for $15.9M

Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed her 7,500-square-foot Coldwater Canyon home in Beverly Hills home for $15.9 million. According to the Observer, Foster spent $11.75 million for the secluded walled and gated property in June 2012, and she and her wife Alexandra Hedison have made it their primary residence, according to Yolanda’s Little Black Book, which first spotted the listing.

The five-bedroom, 5.5-bath house, which is situated on a 0.65-acre parcel, originally was built in 1952 and has since been expanded and remodeled. A private walkway leads to a two-story formal entry, which has a dangling light fixture and a staircase with a dark wood railing. The formal living room, which contains a grand fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, is found between a media room and a formal dining room. The listing is held by David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland.


Spec Home By Rafael Zakaria featured in Westside DIGS

Rafael Zakaria’s First Spec Home Lists for $48M

Rafael Zakaria’s first spec home hits the market for $48 million. According to Mansion Global, Zakaria spent four years building the 20,000-square-foot mansion, which includes large walls for artwork, open-plan living areas, and sculptural elements.

Among the highlights: a large O-shaped wooden sculpture that appears to hold up the second story of the house; a giant Italian chandelier that dangles through the center of the staircase and connects the three floors; and Portuguese limestone and Italian Calacatta marble throughout.

Among the other features is seven bedrooms (including two staff bedrooms); five fireplaces; a 20-person movie theater; a wall of wine; a gym; a spa; a tennis court; a 16-car garage; and a pool with fixed recliners that seem to float on the surface of the water. Rayni Williams is listing the property with her husband, Branden Williams, both of Hilton & Hyland. They are co-listing the home with Aaron Kirman of Compass.

CS8 Photo/Christopher Amitrano

Arthur B. Rubinstein’s Home Hits the Market for $1.75M

The Beachwood Canyon estate of the late TV/film composer Arthur B. Rubinstein (WarGames) has entered the market for $1.75 million. Originally built 1915, the home at 2516 Hollyridge Drive was purchased by Rubinstein in 1985. Included is 3,526 square feet of living space highlighted by a grand entry leading to an expansive living room with a bank of windows to take in the view, while a separate sitting area featuring a fireplace. 

The formal dining room overlooks the living areas and boasts a wall of windows and French doors that open to one of many outdoor patios and pool area. The spacious kitchen is equipped with a butler’s pantry and open bar area, while art deco-inspired stairs lead to an elevated landing and a large master bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, three baths, and a sunroom. The home is listed with Candace Gunther, Roland Wilhelm and Alex Ford of Compass. 


Photos by Shawn Bishop, courtesy of Compass 

Donna Livingston Lists Remodeled 90210 Home

Interior designer to the stars Donna Livingston has put a remodeled home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area on the market for $3.075 million. According to the L.A. Times, the two-story California ranch house, previously owned by “The Mummy” actor Oded Fehr, was both a project and a personal residence for the designer.

Expect 3,246 square feet of living space featuring high-pitched ceilings, a duo of fireplaces, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms, and three baths. A sitting area, walk-in closet and lavish bath with a soaking tub comprise the master suite, which connects to a secluded side patio via French doors. The house, built in 1956, sits on two-thirds of an acre with a fire pit, pool, and spa. Zach Goldsmith of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.


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