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Boston Red Sox Owner $25 million mansion

Red Sox Billionaire Owner Lists $25 Million Mansion

Boston Red Sox Owner John W. Henry has listed his palatial Florida estate for $25 million. According to the L.A. Times, the billionaire purchased the 6.3-acre plot in 1991 for $850,000 and finished erecting the mansion four years later.

Named “The House of Peace” for its Japanese influences, the custom mansion sits lakefront in the 200-acre, 32-home community of Le Lac in Boca Raton. Featured is seven bedrooms and 14.5 baths across 27,832 square feet, plus highlights such as a movie theater with a concession stand; sports bar; library with cherry wood walls; gym; loft with card tables; an underground wine cellar; and recording studio.

Outdoors, a palm-topped pool with cabana seating sits across from an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Lighted walkways, a clay tennis court and a pair of motor courts complete the landscaped grounds. Seneda Adzem of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.

Photographs Provided by Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Kirstie Alley Italian Los Feliz Mansion

Kirstie Alley Asks $11.97M For Italian Los Feliz Mansion

Actress Kirstie Alley of Cheers lists her Italianate-style mansion in Los Feliz for $11.97 million. According to Mansion Global, the 8,622-square-foot home was originally built in 1931 and has since been updated and modernized, complete with a Nate Berkus-designed kitchen documented for Oprah’s former daytime talk show.

Other highlights of the gated and private property that backs up to Griffith Park include six bedrooms, hand-carved fireplaces, stone terraces, a music room and a library, along with a pool and pool house, ponds and a lemur enclosure. The listing is held by Konstantine Valissarakos, director of historic and architectural estates at Nourmand & Associates.

Lebron to be Neighbors with Co-Owner of Lakers Jesse Buss

Lebron to be Neighbors with Lakers Co-Owner Jesse Buss

Superstar Lebron James’, $23M Mansion in Brentwood will be close neighbors with Lakers Co-Owner Jesse Buss who just bought a $10M pad down the street from Bron. According to TMZ, the 6,500-square-foot home has three stories, six bedrooms, 8 baths, a home theater, a yoga room, and an infinity pool.

Ari Shram and Jen Beron of The Agency helped him acquire the residence, which also offers a stellar view from the backyard. Other Lakers in the past have sold their homes and been on the cover of Westside DIGS Magazine, such as Byron Scott

Listing Agent: Ari Shram and Jen Beron of The Agency
List Price: $10,000,000
Details: 6 Bed | 8 Bath | 6,500 SqFt

About Ari Shram 

“Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ari Shram boasts an in-depth understanding of the Westside residential housing market. His background in construction and development, coupled with his unique experiences in investment and capital markets, makes him a skilled advisor to his clients and an invaluable member of The Agency team. Ari has repeatedly been ranked among the nation’s top real estate agents by REAL TRENDS as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Since joining The Agency just a few years ago, Ari has proudly represented some of the finest luxury real estate west of the 405-freeway. His in-depth understanding of land use and development have made him an invaluable resource to some of the Westside’s top luxury developers. 

Prior to joining The Agency, Ari worked for George Smith Partners, a commercial real estate investment banking firm based in Los Angeles. At his GSP post, Ari was responsible for utilizing market knowledge and financial modeling expertise to determine ideal capital sources, and underwriting packages for a wide variety of real estate. Recently, Ari played an important role in the underwriting and closing of a $185 million recapitalization of four Class A shopping centers in Southern California.

Whether dealing with commercial investments or residential properties, Ari is fastidious in his work, always going the extra mile to achieve his clients’ goals. He prides himself on making transactions as efficient and stress-free as possible, and he always makes himself readily available to his clients.

Ari is a graduate of Babson College, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance. While at Babson, he was involved in several charities including the Jimmy Fund, an organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer patients and the fight against children’s cancer. In addition, Ari was also involved in teaching Entrepreneurship to underprivileged children in South Boston. He remains active with a number of organizations, including the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group, M Street Association, Stand With Us, the Jewish Federation, and the Israeli Leadership Council.”

About Jen Beron 

“A Southern California native with more than a decade of real estate experience, Jennifer is widely recognized as a knowledgeable and trusted real estate professional in the competitive Westside marketplace. Known for her caring and supportive attitude and capable management of details, she joined The Agency in August 2016 and is thrilled to be a part of the team.

Jennifer entered the real estate world in her early twenties, becoming one of the youngest realtors in Palm Desert. She later aligned herself with two of the largest developers in the area, working in new home development in the desert cities. With a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of

California, Santa Barbara and previous experience in entertainment PR, Jennifer understands firsthand the importance of detail in every transaction. She recognizes a marketing plan is not just a piece of paper but a way of demonstrating the true character of a property to potential buyers and agents and extends this expertise to her clients. She prides herself on her ability to offer her clients a perspective untethered by emotion, helping buyers see the true value behind the curb appeal and sellers see their property through the eyes of a prospective buyer.

For Jennifer, real estate is a passion; she loves architecture, touring new and historic properties, and finds nothing more gratifying than sharing in her clients’ excitement and joy when she helps them find their dream homes.

When she’s not buying and selling real estate, Jennifer serves as a mentor with empowerHer, P.S. I Love You Foundation and Loaves & Fishes. She enjoys golfing, cooking, reading and travel, and counts yoga and spin among her favorite ways to stay fit.”

1920’s Mediterranean mansion

William Hearst’s Alleged 1920’s Mediterranean Mansion Hits Market for $11.250M

Think a timeless 1920’s Mediterranean mansion with a charming bungalow guesthouse, sculpture and painting studios, caretaker’s cottage, glass greenhouse and even a stone amphitheater, completely surrounded by specimen trees, walking paths, waterfalls and fountains. “It’s magical!” he adds.

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There is absolutely nothing like this truly rare, exceptional and massive property, rich with the lore and luster of Old Hollywood, classic celebrities, L.A. history, arts, and artists—all set amid New Hollywood’s best and biggest attractions,” says Bob Friday of Bulldog Estates, the exclusive listing agent for this one-of-a-kind compound.

1920’s Mediterranean-Revival mansion

“The residences themselves are classic 1920s and ’30s structures that have been lovingly restored,” says Friday. “While the spaces may not be quite as grand and majestic as today’s imposing modern concrete-and-glass trophy homes, they are warm, comforting and calming, with a strong connection to all of the surrounding natural wonder and beauty. Living here evokes an era when life was beautiful, fashionable, refined—and a little privileged!”

2025-2027 N. Highland in Hollywood

The compound is situated at 2025-2027 N. Highland in Hollywood—on a nearly 3-acre parcel of land just minutes from The Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheater, Hollywood, and Highland Center, and Dolby Theatre. Legend has it that publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst built the main residence in 1920, with Julia Morgan serving as architect, for actress Marion Davies. Sometime thereafter, this became the home of fabled L.A. artists Henry and Mona Lovins and their Hollywood Arts Center School, where the pair taught art history and artistic techniques for almost 50 years.

The current owner acquired the estate in the early 2000s and embarked upon a restoration project to return it to its earlier glory with its beautifully finished smooth stucco, expansive French doors and windows, stone fountains, flagstone walkways, Roman columns, lush gardens, and a concrete and stucco fountain that empties into a water lily pond at the parking drive area some 70 feet below the mansion’s entrance. One unexpected finish? “Spectacular blue/green Asian-style ceramic roof tiles that take the Mediterranean mansion look a couple of steps beyond,” Friday adds.

The three-bedroom main house offers more than 3,300 square feet of living space on two levels, replete with a dramatic entry from a secluded tree-lined walkway, arches and soaring columns, and a wrought-iron entry gate. Inside, the courtyard-like rotunda foyer boasts a centerpiece Batchelder-tiled fountain resting in a small reflecting pool (also fashioned from Batchelder tile); walls finished in traditional Italian art glaze; a massive glass-paned cupola sporting an artistic multicolored glass skylight. Among the home’s highlights: a light-filled formal living room with three walls of towering French doors and a Batchelder-tiled fireplace; a spacious den/family room that leads to a private patio via double French doors; a formal dining room; and a large, updated kitchen and prep area.

The home’s rear doors open to verdant gardens and a walled courtyard featuring an Italian wall fountain, overhead arbor with festival lighting and an alfresco dining/conversation area. A distressed vintage courtyard gate and rustic path traverse to a 2,200-square-foot, flat-roof bungalow offering a bright, multi-windowed living room, spacious eat-in kitchen, dining room with French doors to the patio, an open and airy bedroom, and a lower-level sculpture studio. A trio of additional structures on the property includes a small two-room caretaker’s cottage; a glass greenhouse high up on the hillside behind the mansion; and a curved stone-seat amphitheater with room for more than 60 people that is ideal for large-scale entertaining. An added bonus? A pretty cool view of the surrounding Hollywood Hills.

“This is a rare, truly unique environment, indeed,” says Friday.

To have your very own nature preserve-style, nearly-3-acre private area in which to hike up and watch the sunset’s last rays hit the Hollywood sign on the hills to the east, or gather with friends in the stone amphitheater half-way up the back slope, or wander down the specimen tree-lined path past the little new vineyard and waterfall, or just relax in the sun-drenched trellised courtyard—it’s all part of this unique space. There is absolutely no place like this one!

Presented by:
Bob Friday of Bulldog Estates
310.720.9979 | 2025Highlandave.com
List Price: $11.250M

Most expensive home in Hawaii

Heavenly Retreats on Kauai

A $70 Million Hawaiian Estate with a Secret Beach

Southern California is not a place short on world-class properties. However, one can be forgiven for thinking we are perhaps a bit shortchanged after glancing at this epic Neal Norman Hawaiian estate on the North Shore of Kauai, on what is perhaps the most beautiful oceanfront in the Pacific—Secret Beach

The Most Beautiful Oceanfront Property in the Pacific

The grandeur of the property—over 15 acres studded with exotic palms, citrus and coconut trees—is matched by an impeccable custom home designed by standout Seattle architect team Ross & Ralph Anderson. The residence, just a short bike ride to the quaint town of Kilauea, spans nearly 10,000 square feet of interior living space, which expands when including another 8,000 square feet of fresh-air living spaces (pools, decks and lanais).

Your 12,000 SqFt  Dream Home in Kauai

The aesthetic is Indonesian, with spaces sculpted in tropical hardwoods and carefully adorned with sculpture and artwork that’s been carefully gathered over years of traveling the globe. There are six bedrooms in all, which includes two separate guest pavilions and a master suite that one reaches by taking a charming walk over a covered bridge. Views of the ocean and nearby Kilauea Lighthouse are abundant throughout the residence.

Indonesian Aesthetic & Influences Throughout

Most spectacular is the estate’s deft showcase of Earth’s natural wonders. Trees and flowers; sea and sky—all plentiful wherever one finds themselves.

“When you step off the plane on Kauai, you get this wafting of a garden island, Jasmine filled air,” says real estate agent Neal Norman.

“The light and air here are so special, and unique to this place.”

In the already charmed Kauai, the setting is the estate’s hometown, a small, quiet place called Kilauea, where the estate is found along the area’s most exclusive street: “Kauapea Road is one of the true gems of the North Shore,” notes Norman.

The Most Exclusive Street on the North Shore

What sets the property apart from neighboring oceanfront properties is its wide swath of bluff frontage. The result is an unbridled supply of ocean views and atmosphere—something beautifully exploited by both architecture and landscaping. “It is the most organized and completely finished from head-to-toe project,” says Norman of the estate. (His focus is Kauai properties, luxury ones in particular, and he possesses an intricate knowledge of them all.)

It is from one’s private walkway that one reaches the beach, a heavenly, turquoise world where it’s likely you’ll be the only one around.

“There’s limited access to the beach, so it makes it feel quite remote,” says Norman. “There are very few people ever on the beach.”

Miles of Remote Sandy Beaches, Whales, Dolphins & Oceanviews

One needn’t walk down to the sand to take in a tropical scene of epic proportions. For that, peer out a window or, better yet, walk across the estate’s meticulous green lawn to the edge of the bluff. Standing there, one is greeted by miles of sandy beach and clear waters; whales, dolphins and other sea life. The gentle offshore winds rippling through one’s hair completes the scene.

“There’s almost like a cosmic element to this market,” Norman says of Kauai, adding: “A home waits for the right person. It always seems to wait for the right person.” For whom might this one be waiting?

“The right person will know it when they see it.” 

Presented by

Neal Norman, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
2676E Kauapea Rd, Kilauea, Hawaii

List Price: $70,000,000
Sold Price: $46,100,000 
Details: 6 Bed | 8 Bath | 11,708 SqFt living |15.33-acre land
Website: 2676kauapea.com

 

 


The Ultimate Hawaiian Retreat

A Well-Tailored Gem on Secret Beach

Overlooking the crystal waters of Secret Beach from its western bluff edge is a well-tailored estate where one can indulge in the ultimate Hawaiian retreat—with many in tow. 

The 18-plus-acre oceanfront haven sits along Secret Beach, its tidy grounds created by award-winning landscape designer Dan Pearson. Each structure is a separate haven, offering visitors a chance to experience paradise from a different perspective.

“It’s actually four different properties with four different homes.”

There’s a four-bedroom beach house with uplifting ocean views, sleek pool deck, countless lanais and separate fitness studio. Visitors take in views of lush gardens and the valley from the sunny four-bedroom guest home, or relax at a comfortable three-bedroom caretaker’s residence.

Award-Winning Design in A Tropical Paradise

Many generations of a family can vacation in supreme comfort, with ample space and privacy. Where everyone comes together in grand style is at the nearly 5,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion, designed by Warner Walker Architects, a San Francisco firm famed for its design-esque structures that meld with their natural surroundings. Glancing around at the striking hilltop spot, with its many gathering places for dining and lounging, and huge, sunlit kitchen, it’s not hard to envision the endless family memories that lie in wait for those who come to this tropical island paradise with those they hold dear.

Presented by
Neal Norman, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Kalihiwai Road, Kilauea, Hawaii

List Price: $35,000,000

 


A 22-acre Super-Secluded North Shore Estate

Peace, Privacy and Endless Ocean Vistas

Each Kauai property seems to have its own personality. For this 22-acre estate, a rambling expanse of wild, natural beauty with a sunlit four-bedroom home and a poetic stone path leading down to the beach—peaceful and reclusive are the keywords. “It’s ideal if you’re looking for extreme privacy and a super-secluded beach,” says real estate agent Neal Norman.

Whether exploring the endless natural wonders of the place—from the tumbling waterfall that cascades along moss-covered rocks, to the regal palms that wave in the ocean’s soft breeze—one thing is certain: You will not yearn for civilization while in the quiet splendor of this retreat, found in Kilauea along Kauai’s North Shore.

The home is 4,458 square feet with four bedrooms, and is poised atop the property on a green, manicured ridge. Rooms are spacious and bright, with fine custom details. (The great room, for instance, is a harmonious gathering spot with glossy wood floors and a raised, woven-mat ceiling.) Oversized windows expose the bounty of ocean, sky and wildlife on the extensive grounds. Lounging under the home’s many lanais, or along the pool and spa deck, one looks out at blissful ocean scene—calm and crystalline by day; moody and serene after dark. If one is looking for neighbors, no luck: a botanical garden sits to the west, and the east is home to about 22 more tropical acres.

Presented by
Neal Norman, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
4228 North Waiakalua Rd, Kilauea, Hawaii

nealnorman.com | List Price: $19 Million

Written by Constance Dunn
Photography Courtesy of
Neal Norman

Designer Retreat

Tranquil environs meet serene views of the Sea of Cortez from this modern Mexico manse

Written by Wendy Bowman

When she isn’t busy selling stylish apparel to the likes of Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson and Amber Valletta, L.A.-based designer Elyse Walker (who has boutiques in Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach) is likely spending time with her family and friends at her Mexico vacation home, complete with a stunning view of the Sea of Cortez and a tequila bar boasting more than 300 bottles. Now, she’s ready to part ways with the home, placing it on the market with listing agents Bernardo Muciño Koenig and Janet Jensen of The Agency Los Cabos for $6.7 million.

Located in San Jose del Cabo’s Puerto Los Cabos—offering world-class golf, a private beach club and a full-service marina—the site was chosen for its spectacular elevation overlooking the seventh fairway of the Jack Nicklaus golf course, with panoramic views of the bay of San Jose del Cabo. Walker and her husband, brother and father, in conjunction with Juan Zapata of Ogarrio Zapata Arquitectos, lovingly designed the contemporary home in memory of the family’s matriarch, Barbara Yvonne.

“Our family purchased this undeveloped, incredible piece of land 10 years ago,” says Walker. “Casa Yvonne was a labor of love of our entire family…The family loves construction projects! Ten years later, with thousands of memories of dinner parties, photoshoots and celebrations, we are ready for our next family project.”

The ivory-colored Casa Yvonne was built in 2009, and offers more than 13,000 square feet of open, single-level living space boasting expansive ocean views framed between concrete white walls and espresso wood beams. As designed by Walker, the interiors showcase bespoke furnishings and Mexican art and textiles set prominently against a backdrop of dark wood furniture.

Additional highlights of the symmetrically designed home include a duo of master suites with luxurious spa bathrooms featuring double sinks, oversized soaking tubs, indoor-outdoor showers and balconies overlooking the sea; three additional guest suites, each with a private bath; and an office with three separate workstations that also doubles as a guest suite with loft-style bunk beds and a retractable window that opens onto a private garden. The 50-by-30-foot great room serves as the hub of Casa Yvonne, complete with a fully stocked tequila bar, pool table, linear fireplace and glass pocket doors that open to a covered, al fresco dining area.

The outside living spaces are especially appealing. Think a dramatic 77-foot infinity pool with an elevated spa, along with an outdoor kitchen sporting a Viking grill, sink and refrigerator. A rooftop observation deck offers built-in seating, a 10-foot-long fire pit and views from East Cape to Palmilla Point, while a central courtyard featuring a large reflecting pool provides the ideal environment for sipping cocktails, reading and relaxing. 

“There isn’t anyone who doesn’t walk into Casa Yvonne and immediately start to shed the layers of their hectic work/family life,” says Koenig. Adds Jensen, “It is a place of tranquility and relaxation. Meditation and reflection are inevitable. Laughter and community fill the house at all times of day.” A designer retreat in every sense.

PRESENTED BY

BERNARDO MUCIÑO KOENIG

AND JANET JENSEN

THE AGENCY LOS CABOS

LIST PRICE $6.7 MILLION

The Priciest Residential Sales of 2016

Written by Wendy Bowman

To start off 2017, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the most expensive homes sold in Los Angeles in 2016


$100 Million – Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate

Coming in at the top of the list is 301 N. Carolwood Drive, a 38,000-square-foot mansion on the grounds of Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate in the Holmby Hills section of Bel-Air. According to WEALTH-X, the 10-bedroom, 20-bath residence sold for $100 million to Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores. Among the home’s standout features: a lounge; wine room; theater complex with a separate valet entrance; dramatic indoor water wall spilling into a lap pool; salon with pedicure/manicure, steam and massage rooms; basketball and tennis courts; and parking for 50 cars within the gates, plus a 10-car garage, just to name a few.


$90 Million  Owlwood Estate

A legendary Holmby Hills estate that once was home to the likes of Sonny and Cher and Tony Curtis sold to Sturmer Pippin Investments LLC for $90 million. Found at 141 S. Carolwood Drive, the 10-acre proper. features a Robert D. Farquhar-designed, Italian Renaissance-style residence built in 1936 that includes 12,200 square feet of living space. The gated property also offers two guesthouses, a 70-foot pool, duo of gatehouses and sunken tennis court.


$40 Million – Beverly Park Lane

This is one of the properties that the aforementioned Gores swapped as part of the $100 million deal for the Carolwood estate, letting go of the 20,000-square-foot home on 2-plus acres for a cool $40 million.


$100 Million – Playboy Mansion

California real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson announced the closing of its client’s acquisition of the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills for $100 million. The firm represented the buyer, next-door neighbor Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co., in the sale. Originally designed in 1927 and purchased by Playboy Enterprises in 1971 for $1 million, the 5-acre proper. includes a 22,000-square-foot gothic Tudor house, several additional structures (including a game house) and a private zoo. Metropoulos bought his current home next door to the Playboy Mansion from Hugh Hefner in 2009. He plans to eventually connect the two properties to form one private compound.


$39 Million – Stradella Road

This contemporary Bel-Air spec home developed by Jonathan Adler and Joe Englano sold for $39 million to British entrepreneur Howard Shore, founder of Shore Capital Group. Built in 2014, the 14,200-square-foot Paul McClean-designed mansion boasts seven bedrooms (including a master suite with dual custom Italian showroom closets), along with a billiards room, home theater, wine cellar with thumbprint security access, gym with steam room, 91-foot infinity-edge pool and 10-car subterranean parking garage with turntable.


$38.750 Million – Delfern House

This gated estate in Holmby Hills said to have been the home of Betsy Bloomingdale and her late husband, the department-store heir and financier Alfred, sold for $38.750 million. Among the outstanding features of the nine-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home are numerous entertaining spaces, including a formal living room, wood-paneled library, billiards room and catering kitchen with staff dining room.

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Written by Wendy Bowman


The Beautiful View

A grand 35,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion built by renowned real estate developer Mohamed Hadid has entered the market with an $85 million price tag. Hadid is known for building extravagant mansions and hotels in Bel-Air, and this French-inspired chateau is no exception. In keeping with its name—Le Belvédère, which means “The Beautiful View”—the gated, three-story estate is set on 2.2 acres in Holmby Hills and offers stunning 280-degree city and mountain vistas. Not to mention beautiful grounds showcasing fountains, a loggia and terraces, an infinity pool, a spa and a swan pond—all encased within a 1,000-foot-long by 36-foot-high hand-chiseled Jerusalem stone wall. Inside, one will find approximately 35,000 square feet of living space highlighted by opulent details and finishes. “The residence’s interiors and exteriors are astonishing, a true work of art, exquisitely sculpted and hand-finished by 100 master craftsmen from around the world,” says Stacy Gottula of The Agency, who is co-listing the property with Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker.

Among the standout features are 10 bedrooms (including two palatial master suites, one boasting a walk-in closet that can hold more than 1,000 pairs of shoes); a 60-seat screening room; a grand ballroom that accommodates up to 250 guests; a 5,000-bottle wine cellar; a Moroccan-inspired room (sporting gem-tone hand finishes and luxurious fabrics); a Turkish-style spa (featuring floor-to-ceiling iridescent Moroccan tiles); a gym; and a commercial kitchen. Rounding out the home’s special appeal is a motor court with secure parking for up to 20 cars, 14 fireplaces with imported marble and wood mantles, and of course, an elevator. “There are very few stone, European chateaus that are state-of-the-art with every modern convenience, yet exemplifying magnificent, Old World detailing and unsurpassed quality,” says Rey. The home was constructed in 2006 and sold to international investors in 2010 for $50 million.

photos courtesy of Linda Kasian


Investigate This

The actress best known for her role as detective Olivia Benson on the NBC drama series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit once called this property home.

Now the former residence of Mariska Hargitay and her husband (and fellow Law and Order: SVU actor) Peter Hermann, is on the market for $4.75 million, listed by Roger Perry of Rodeo Realty. Situated at 9274 Warbler Way in Hollywood Hills—in the exclusive bird streets neighborhood above Sunset Strip—the three-story, Spanish-style estate features more than 5,000 square feet of open living space, including five bedrooms; a professional chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances; a home theater; a fitness room; and a wine cellar. Other standout attributes include a two-story guesthouse with a separate entrance, kitchen, office and bedroom; a pool area boasting an enclosed cabana/lounge room; and first-rate, 180-degree ocean, city and canyon views.

photos courtesy of Ray Campbell


Old Hollywood

Two homes owned by show-biz icons now are on the up for grabs in L.A.

American standup comedian, actor and voice actor Don Rickles is selling his Malibu home in the prestigious enclave of Point Dume for $7.995 million. Set behind private gates and down a lengthy driveway—at 28867 Grayfox St.—the two-story home was built in 1968 and features 3,421 square feet of living space rife with ocean views.

Among the highlights are four bedrooms (including an owner’s suite with dual spa-like bathrooms and dressing closets); a sun-filled formal living room with fireplace, high ceilings and access to a deck with a barbecue island ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining; a formal dining room that flows into a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances; a cozy family/media room with a fireplace and custom shelves; a bonus/office; and an en-suite guest/maid quarters. Outdoors, one will find a lighted tennis court; resort-style pool and spa; and lushly landscaped grounds that include deeded access to Little Dume Beach. “It’s an ocean-view, resort-style lifestyle,” says listing agent Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker. “With some of the most desirable beaches in Malibu and the award-winningMarine Science School, Point Dume is a mecca for families and celebrities.”

photos courtesy of Simon Berlyn


Rocker Sells Malibu Home

Mark Morgan of the 1980’s pop/rock band Starship has handed over his architectural home in Malibu for $4.1 million. Found at 5501 Horizon Drive—in the Malibu Park neighborhood above Zuma Beach—the property was built by Morgan’s notable architect father, Melford Morgan, and features almost 5,000 square feet of globally influenced interiors fusing traditional Balinese design with modern elements.

Also on hand are three bedrooms (including a spacious master suite overlooking the coast and featuring a den, a spa bathroom and a massive walk-in closet) and a guest house/recording studio. Morgan was a member of the pop/rock band Starship, best known for the hits “Sara” and “We Built This City.”

He now works in film, TV and video games. Terre Steinbeck of Rodeo Realty and Matt Rapf of Pritchett-Rapf & Assoc. served as the listing agents, while Nicole Giangrosso of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

photos courtesy of Aaron Hoffman


Also on the market for $2.65 million is the Spanish-style Century City condo that late Oscar-winning actor Burt Lancaster called home for nearly 20 years. Situated at 2220 Avenue of the Stars (No. 1805/6), the 18th-story unit is found in the Century Towers high-rise, where Lancaster purchased two corner units and then combined them into a single 2,800-square-foot residence.

In addition to unobstructed ocean and mountain views from almost every space in the residence, the Hal Levitt-designed condo features two bedrooms (including a massive master suite with his and her baths and spacious closets); a large, open great room sporting a heavy wood-beamed ceiling and plentiful natural light; and abundant amenities from a putting green to valet parking. Another definite plus: the ancient, studded front door. Listing agents are Ben Bacal and Deanna Smith of Rodeo Realty.