Think of it as Jerry Weintraub’s last big production and sequel. The Beverly Hills estate of the late mega-producer was listed for sale earlier this month for $25 million. Now his Palm Desert home is being offered at $16 million.
The Beverly Hills residence, renovated a decade ago, includes a contemporary-style house and a detached guesthouse that combine to offer five bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 7,300 square feet of interiors.
Among the features are walls of glass, a media room with a wet bar, a wine cellar and an elevator. The master suite boasts a separate sitting room, a study and a gym.
A tennis court, a swimming pool and formal gardens are within grounds of more than an acre. A gated motor court with parking for as many as 25 vehicles sits off the entrance to the home.
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The Palm Desert residence deviates from traditional style with a vibrant exterior done in panther slate, protruding rooflines and walls of glass. Two swimming pools encompass the perimeter.
Within the 9,152 square feet of living space are a custom pub fashioned after Claridge’s Bar in London, a media room, an office and a great room with a see-through fireplace and a wet bar. A cantilevered master suite has an Onyx fireplace, glass floor accents and a boutique-style closet for a total of six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.
A private golf cart garage sits off the master bedroom.
The home is set on an elevated site within Big Horn, an affluent golf course community. Views take in the surrounding fairways, mountains and Coachella Valley.
Weintraub, who died last year at 77, promoted and managed such stars as John Denver, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan. As a producer, his credits include the blockbuster Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven film franchises. His final film, The Legend of Tarzan, is set for release in July.
MALIBU IS HER NEW RETREAT
Singer-songwriter-actress Miley Cyrus, who bought a ranch with a vineyard in Hidden Hills last year, has picked up another house in Malibu for $2.525 million.
Accessed by a bridged driveway, the contemporary two-story home sits among a canopy of trees in an area just east of Paradise Cove.
Within the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home are an open-plan great/dining room, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar and a media room. The master suite has a private balcony overlooking the two-acre-plus grounds. Bi-folding glass doors open to a trellis-topped patio, fountains and rolling lawns. Elsewhere is a gazebo with a spa.
Cyrus, 23, is known for the television series Hannah Montana (2006-11). She has released five studio albums, including Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) and Bangerz (2013).
Cyrus has been an active buyer and seller lately. Last year, she sold her family home in Toluca Lake for $6 million and bought an equestrian estate and vineyard in the Hidden Hills area for more than $4 million.
ON THE TRAIL OF A BUYER
Monk star Tony Shalhoub and his wife, actress Brooke Adams, have put their longtime home in the historic Windsor Square area of Los Angeles on the market for $3.988 million.
The classic Mediterranean Revival, built in 1922, sits on a manicured double lot with drought-tolerant gardens, a meditation area and a saltwater swimming pool and spa.
Inside, the two-story house retains its vintage good looks with hardwood floors, detailed molding, wainscoting and wood paneling. Large picture windows invite light while bringing the outdoors inside.
A formal living room with fireplace, a dining room, a media room and a center-island kitchen lie within nearly 4,400 square feet of space. Five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms include a master suite with a soaking tub, dual vanities and French doors that open to a balcony.
A guest apartment sits above the detached garage.
The nearly half-an-acre setting includes multiple patios, an outdoor kitchen and a sunken garden.
The couple bought the house in 1993 for $675,000, property records show.
Shalhoub, 62, played the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk on the drama series from 2002 to 2009. He has a role in the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and will appear in the new CBS drama BrainDead.
Adams, 67, has appeared in such Broadway productions as The Heidi Chronicles. Her film credits include Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Dead Zone (1983) and Made-Up (2002).
THE BEAT OF HIS NEW HOME
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 fame has bought a house in Encino for $2.8 million. The Mediterranean villa on a cul-de-sac was built in 2005 and has a motor court with two gated entrances.
A two-story foyer and a step-down living room that opens to a dining room and adjacent wine room are included in roughly 6,300 square feet of living space. An office/library and a game room with a wet bar sit off the wine room. A family room has a fireplace. The chef’s kitchen is outfitted with two islands, custom cabinetry and a wine refrigerator. Three walk-in closets, a sitting room and a two-sided fireplace highlight the master suite. In all, there are five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
A covered loggia, a fireplace and a swimming pool and spa done in blue mosaic tile are outdoors. A cabana, formal landscaping and lawns complete the setting.
Whibley, 35, is a founding member of the rock band Sum 41, for which he is a guitarist and lead vocalist. The band is set to release its sixth studio album this year.
MONTECITO SALE IS A WRAP
Celebrated television producer and writer Donald P. Bellisario has sold an estate in Montecito for the asking price of $5.895 million. Built in 1989, the vine-wrapped French Regency-style home in Santa Barbara County fronts the private Birnam Wood golf course on more than an acre with fairway, greenbelt and mountain views.
Entered through glass double doors, the multilevel house has a foyer, formal living and dining rooms and a sun room. A chef’s kitchen with a center island and a breakfast area opens to the family room. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, four fireplaces and a powder room are within more than 4,500 square feet of space.
There’s also a detached guesthouse with a living room and bedroom en suite and a bonus area above the garage. A stairway conceals a separate storage area and wine room.
French doors open to a patio, pool deck and lap swimming pool. A motor court sits off the entrance to the home.
Bellisario, 80, is the co-creator of and writer for such television series as Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, JAG and NCIS. He wrote and directed the 1988 thriller Last Rites.
He bought the property eight years ago for $4.2 million, records show.