Architect to the stars Richard Landry has put his traffic-stopping beach house in Malibu on the market at $11.995 million.
The three-story home was compartmentalized and the interior spaces dark when he bought the property five years ago for $3.95 million. Landry reworked the house to create open-plan spaces and bring in natural light. The driveway is adorned with artistic geometric shapes. A floating glass staircase connects the levels. An eye-catching fixture sits above the dining table.
But it’s the mood lighting that really makes the place stand out — especially at night. The 4,298 square feet of clean-lined interiors have white stone and plaster wall finishes that show off the colored-lighting feature. The ambience can be changed with shades of red, blue and purple at the touch of a button.
The living room and kitchen on the main floor take in ocean views. The second-floor master suite has a glass wall that floods the center of the house with light. Automated draperies provide privacy for the bedroom.
A third-floor media room and bar open to a roof terrace to create a large entertainment space. The sliding doors are concealed in a pocket in the wall.
There are a total of four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one powder room.
The terrace has fire pit and a barbecue center.
Landry has designed homes for such musicians as Michael Bolton, Rod Stewart and Kenny G. NFL player Tom Brady and actor Mark Wahlberg are among his other celebrity clients.
‘SHARK’ TURNS A TIDY PROFIT
Canadian entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec, who appears on the reality series Shark Tank, saw a nice return on investment from a recent sale in West Hollywood. The television personality sold a 1,672-square-foot unit at the Sierra Towers building for $4.15 million, or $1 million more than what he paid for it last year.
Found on the 17th floor, the southeast-facing corner unit has walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that take in city to ocean views.
An open-plan living/dining room, an updated kitchen with a breakfast bar, two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms make up the floor plan. The master suite has a walk-in closet and a balcony; the other bedroom is outfitted as another walk-in closet/dressing room.
Pocket doors off the main area open to a terrace patio.
Herjavec, 53, has been a regular on the Emmy-winning show Shark Tank since 2009.
A MARVELOUS TRANSFORMATION
Actor Don Cheadle and his partner, actress-designer Bridgid Coulter, have put their reimagined home in Venice up for sale at $2.45 million.
Originally a cozy bungalow of just 800 square feet, the home was completely transformed by Coulter, owner of the Santa Monica-based Bridgid Coulter Design, who vaulted the interiors while adding a second level and a rooftop deck.
Tucked within a walled garden, the two-story draws the eye with industrial notes, rust-colored panels and raw poured concrete. Drought-tolerant plants and flowering desert museum palo verde trees fill the courtyard entry.
Inside, the 2,400 square feet of living space is awash in a soft nautical vibe. Cooling hues, light wide-plank French oak floors and a rustic staircase with metal rails and oak balusters are among details of note.
Smokestack-style pendant lights top an open dining area, and a chef’s kitchen has a La Cornue range, a tiled backsplash and matching custom black and stainless-steel hood. A small outdoor living room sits off the main floor.
Three bedrooms and three bathrooms include a master suite with a sitting area and a walk-in closet. In the master bath, iron pipe faucets and a custom soaking tub with steel rivets further the industrial-chic theme.
A second staircase leads up to the rooftop deck and outdoor living room. Views take in treetops and the surrounding area.
The house last changed hands two years ago for $894,000, records show.
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HIS NET IS A LOSS
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has found himself on the losing end of a recent home sale, albeit by a small margin.
The three-time all-star last week sold his home in the Orange County community of Tustin for $3.75 million — $10,000 less than what he paid for it six years ago. Despite the slight hit, the transaction represents the priciest single-family home sale in the city since 2014, property records show.
Set on a cul-de-sac in Tustin Ranch Estates, the palm-topped site centers on a Spanish-style home built in 2002. A sports court, a putting green and swimming pool and spa fill the roughly 1-acre grounds.
Clad in stone and dark wood finishes, the 6,900 square feet of interiors include a formal living room, a dining area, a home theater, a game room and a wine cellar. A chef’s kitchen sports two islands and a floating stainless steel range.
A total of five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms include a master suite with custom cabinetry, a fireplace and a sitting area. Inside and out, there are four fireplaces in all.
Outdoors, a pair of covered patios provide shade for an outdoor kitchen and wet bar. An interior courtyard sits off of the front entrance.
Views take in the surrounding canyon and mountain areas.