Dick Clark's whimsical house in Malibu for sale at $3.5 million
The one-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which looks like something out of 'The Flintstones,' sits on a mountaintop on a nearly 23-acre site.
The whimsical house in Malibu is on the market at $3.5 million. (Everett Fenton Gidley)
The unusual architectural retreat sits on a mountaintop on a nearly 23-acre site zoned for equestrian use. Free-form walls punctuated with expanses of glass bring in ocean views.
The custom-built one-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which has an interior ambience that brings to mind Fred and Wilma's place in Bedrock, features vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms, a bar, a fireplace and a wine cellar.
Clark, 82, hosted "American Bandstand" for more than three decades starting in the 1950s as well as game shows and "The Dick Clark Show" (1958-60). His "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" show marked its 40th anniversary this year. He started Dick Clark Productions in 1957 and sold it in 2007 for $175 million.
Public records show that the Clarks own other property in the area.
Diane Carter of Coldwell Banker's Malibu Colony office is the listing agent, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
$78.8-million price makes waves
An asking price of $78.8 million will make a splash in any neighborhood. And the fact that this one includes a temperature-controlled trout pond with a two-story waterfall doesn't hurt.
Donald Abbey, founder of a commercial real estate investment and management firm bearing his name, has listed a recently completed estate in Bradbury in the San Gabriel Valley.
More than nine years in the making, the Palladian-style compound occupies an 8-acre promontory with city and ocean views. The more than 32,000-square-foot main house features vaulted 40-foot-high ceilings, domes with hand-painted frescoes and a two-story library. There are seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, six fireplaces, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar and a 10-car garage.
The grounds contain a subterranean firing range, an infinity pool with a pool house, a 15-person spa and a guesthouse. A hand-fitted and hand-cut rock wall that follows the 600-foot driveway and extends along the front of the property took three workers eight years to build. The pond, stocked with rainbow trout, has a pumping and cooling system to maintain a constant temperature of 57 degrees.
Bob Hurwitz of Hurwitz James Co. is the listing agent.
Reality star parts with Encino villa
R&B singer-songwriter Tamar Braxton-Herbert and her husband, music executive Vincent Herbert, have sold their Encino home for $2.65 million.
The custom-built house, constructed in 2007, is a cross between a Spanish hacienda and a Tuscan villa. Nearly 8,000 square feet of living space includes a sweeping staircase, projection room, bar, wine cellar, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The more than a third of an acre of grounds feature a built-in stone barbecue, patios, lawn, a cabana and a pool and spa with two waterfalls. A pool view pop-up television screen rotates 360 degrees.
Public records show the property was purchased in 2009 for $2.6 million.
Braxton-Herbert, 34, has starred since last year on "Braxton Family Values." She is a founding member of the girl group the Braxtons, which included her older sister, the Grammy-winning Toni Braxton.
Heidi Olson of Re/Max Olson & Associates was the listing agent. Brian Pane of Ewing Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.
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