Rockstar Digs

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.


Blake Griffin Lists Pacific Palisades Mansion

NBA star Blake Griffin has listed his mansion in the exclusive Palisades Riviera area of Pacific Palisades for $10.995 million. According to Variety, the former L.A. Laker power forward, now a Detroit Piston signed to a five-year contract valued at more than $171 million, purchased the then-brand-new, modified Colonial mansion in fall 2013 for $9 million.

The finely detailed residence sits behind secured gates on about one-third of an acre of landscaped grounds, complete with almost 9,600 square feet of living space on three levels including six bedrooms and 6.5 baths.

Among the highlights: a massive foyer under a 24-foot ceiling with a sweeping curved staircase; a lavish master suite with a sitting area with fireplace, balcony, o two deluxe dressing rooms lined with glass-fronted wardrobes and a bath finished with a herringbone pattern marble tile floor and equipped with a two person soaking tub and a marble lined steam shower.

The finished subterranean level contains a fitness room, family/games room with multiple wall-mounted TVs, and home theater with 130-inch screen and padded burgundy suede wall panels. David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the listing agent.

Steve Zuckerman lists English Tudor-inspired house

TV and theatrical director Steve Zuckerman and his wife, talent manager, and theatrical producer Darlene Kaplan, have listed their English Tudor-inspired house in Encino Hills for $3.299 million.

According to the L.A. Times, the property was built in 1976 and features 5,422 square feet of living space. Expect a two-story living room with soaring beamed ceilings, massive diamond-pane windows, and a brick fireplace and a formal dining room with wainscoting, a mural depicting a hunting scene and a window seat, plus a den, study-office, four bedrooms and seven baths.

Among the highlights: a 1,400-square-foot master suite containing a lounge with a fireplace, along with a tennis court, covered patio, and pool. Gwen Banta and Tory Herald of Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.

Trevor Noah Purchases Bel-Air estate

Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, has purchased a contemporary Bel-Air estate for $20.5 million. According to the L.A. Times, the five-bedroom home features more than 10,000 square feet of open living space on two levels showcased by a pivoting front door made of paneled wood, as well as polished glass, leathered marble, and limestone accents.

Among the highlights: a chandelier-topped dining area; double-island kitchen; wet bar with a 500-gallon aquarium; and a 2,200-square-foot master suite that enjoys city views via walls of glass and a wraparound balcony, along with amenities such as a wine cellar, movie theater, cigar room, cabana, and three-car auto gallery.

Pocket doors connect two living rooms to the backyard, which includes a 62-foot pool with a cantilevered edge. James Harris and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency served as the listing, while Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland represented Noah.

Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman Sell their L.A Live Residence

TV host Mary Hart and her husband, producer Burt Sugarman, have sold their high-rise at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live for $6.3 million. According to the L.A. Times, the three-bedroom, the four-bath downtown condo was renovated and customized during their ownership to create a high-end resort vibe.

Drawing attention away from the sleek 4,170 square feet of interior space, however, are the bird’s-eye skyscraper views from the floor-to-ceiling glass walls in every room. An open living- and dining room area, an office, a center-island kitchen, and a den/media room are among the living spaces.

The master suite features automatic entry doors, dual wardrobes, and electronic blackout shades. Building amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center, a billiard room, and concierge services. Kurt Rappaport and Kevin D. Booker of Westside Estate Agency handled the transaction.

Muhammad Ali’s Renaissance-Style Mansion Has Been Listed

An Italian Renaissance-style mansion that once belonged to boxing great Muhammad Ali has come on the market in Hancock Park for $17 million. According to the L.A. Times, Ali bought the home with his third wife, Veronica, in 1979 around the time of his first retirement and the couple lived there until their divorce in 1986.

Built in 1916, the stately home fits right in with the historic estates of Fremont Place. It was designed by John C. Austin—the noted architect responsible for Los Angeles staples such as the Griffith Observatory, Shrine Auditorium, Hollywood Masonic Temple and Los Angeles City Hall.

Spanning 1.5 acres, the property centers on a 14,500-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and seven baths. Highlights include a grand entry hall, formal dining room, living room with bay windows, den with a wet bar and a rounded breakfast nook.

On the side of the home, a half-circle sunroom receives light from glass ceilings, while a fireplace anchors the master suite. The landscaped grounds also hold a flagstone patio, a grassy yard and a series of fountains and lounges. Stefani Stolper of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.

Fashion Mogul Serge Azria Lists his Brentwood Home

Fashion mogul Serge Azria has listed his Mediterranean-style residence in Brentwood for $3.395 million. According to the L.A. Times, the gated hillside home features more than 5,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

Among the highlights: a tile foyer with a sweeping staircase, step-down living room, center-island kitchen, dining room with a mirrored wall, and family room with a fireplace and wet bar.

There’s a loft upstairs, as well as a master suite with dual walk-in closets, an office and private balcony overlooking the landscaped backyard with a brick patio and palm-topped pool. Jimmy Heckenberg of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills holds the listing.

Malibu Beach Home of Eric Roth Goes On Sale

Malibu beach home of Screenwriter Eric Roth—known for adapting screenplays for A Star is Born and Forrest Gump— for $15.2 million. According to Mansion Global, Roth purchased the four-bedroom, French country-style house in 2000 for $4.5 million.

The residence is located within the gates of the exclusive Malibu Colony, fronting 31 feet of beach and including an extensive sunken beachside terrace with a hot tub, fireplace, and barbecue. Cooper Mount of The Agency is the listing agent.

Racer Jenson Button Listing Brentwood Home

Formula One Racer Jenson Button is selling his Cape Cod-style residence on South Westgate Avenue in Brentwood for $6.6 million.

According to Mansion Global, the home was built in 1959 and fully remodeled in 2015. It features 4,751 square feet of living space on two levels, replete with custom design details including crown moldings, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, high-end appliances and high-quality finishes throughout.

The backyard boasts a pool, fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, and a six-car parking space. Cindy Ambuehl of The Agency is the listing agent.

Burton Cummings Realists Studio City Estate

Burton Cummings has relisted his renovated mountaintop estate in for $4.95 million after a four-month hiatus. According to the L.A. Times, the singer, songwriter and past member of the Guess Who purchased the Tudor Revival mansion built in 1976 in 2012 for $1.75 million, records show.

Set behind wrought-iron gates and reached by way of a winding cobblestone driveway, the 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house features soaring ceilings, exposed beams, and rustic wood flooring.

The den, bedroom, and living and family rooms all have fireplaces, while an updated kitchen center on a stone-clad island/breakfast bar and the master bath boasts a claw-foot tub.

Outdoors, the 2-acre property is highlighted by a kidney-shaped pool, walnut trees and mature oaks, and panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley, Angeles National Forest, and mountains. Timothy di Prizito and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are the listing agents.

Director James Dearden Selling Beverly Crest Residence

English director-screenwriter James Dearden—whose writing credits include Fatal Attraction—and his wife, actress Annabel Brooks, have listed a contemporary residence in Beverly Crest for $4.999 million. According to the L.A. Times, the gated home, which has been leased out in recent years, sits on a half-acre hedged lot with a pool. Inside, 5,286 square feet of open living space includes a dining room, bright-red media room with built-ins, five bedrooms and six baths.

A staircase with an iron railing leads to a second-level master suite with a fireplace that opens to a deck, while glass doors open to gardens, the pool, and a sun deck. Annie Challis of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.

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