Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Mysophobic Comedian Howie Mandel Lists Malibu Mini Compound
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: 5,936 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bedrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Continuing with our ongoing game of Celebrity Real Estate Pick Up Sticks comes news that Canadian-born germ-phobic comedian/actor turned game show host Howie Mandel (St. Elsewhere, Deal or No Deal) and his long-time wife Terry have put their recently-built Malibu mini-compound on the market with an asking price of $7,250,000.
Property records Your Mama peeped show Mister and Missus Mandel scooped up the 1.04 acre Point Dume property in July 2006 for $3,000,000, tore down a perfectly ordinary red tile-roofed residence and replaced it with a much larger Douglas Burdge-designed West Coast version of a cedar-shingled Nantucket-y seaside mansion. Listing information says the new house was "unveiled" in 2009.
The main mansion measures, as per listing information, 5,936 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A fully-detached two-story pool/guest house contains another bedroom and 1.5 more bathrooms, which brings the tally to 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half bathrooms.
Living areas in the multi-winged main house include an airy double-height "formal" living/dining room with cocoa-colored hardwood floors, a trio of French doors that connect to the poolside stone patio and outdoor entertainment areas, built-in china and linen storage in the dining area and a fireplace flanked by built-in display cabinets topped by a pair of circular openings in the living area.
A wide opening in the wall of the dining room links to the cook-friendly center island kitchen complete with hardwood floors, white Shaker-style cabinetry with integrated high-grade appliances, grey-veined white marble counter tops, white subway tile back splashes, and an over-sized white porcelain farmhouse sink.
The kitchen opens directly into a family room with flat-screen tee-vee mounted about the fireplace, built-in storage cabinets for entertainment equipment and board games, and a casual dining area placed in front of a gigantic east-facing window with long view across the swimming pool and over the gently sloped football field-sized backyard lawn to a horizon view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Listing information reveals the compound also includes a library, den, staff quarters, office, indoor laundry facility, fitness room, and home theater.
A massive, multi-purpose stone terrace extends off and wraps around the rear of the residence and include a lounge area with stacked-stone outdoor fireplace, built-in barbecue center, elevated spa, built-in fire pit, and a couple of sunbathing areas. A broad, pooch-enticing lawn ringed by rugged shrubbery stretches back and slopes down from the outdoor entertaining areas so as to prove a limited but still panoramic view of the Santa Monica Bay and the distant mountains that form the rugged California coastline.
Celebrity Address Aerial) show Mister Mandel also maintains a massive mansion with swimming pool and tennis court in the guard-gated, star-studded equine-friendly enclave of Hidden Hills (CA). He and the Missus have owned the horsey estate (above) since early 1999 when–records are a smidgen unclear–they acquired the 2.39 acres spread for what appears to be either $650,000 or $1,300,000. The Los Angeles County Tax Man shows the Mandel's mock-Med (mc)mansion in Hidden Hills measures 12,816 square feet and includes a total of 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
listing photos (Malibu): Pritchett-Rapf & Associates via Trulia
aerial photo (Hidden Hills): Bing