Is it even possible to keep up with the Kardashians, as the E! network show wants us to? Now those "krazy" Kardashians have listed their Hidden Hills home for sale at $3,395,000 -- the very house where the reality TV show is filmed.
Kris Kardashian, the "mom-anager" of the clan, and her hubbo, former Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, each had four kids when they wed.
Together, they added two more to their Brady Bunch. And somewhere in there, a reality show was born with lots of product placement for their Calabasas boutiques Dash and Smooch.
The reason for selling is that they hope to move to a larger place. This one is 3,966 square feet and includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is a gourmet kitchen with a center island and granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The master bedroom suite is tricked out with a marble bath and a large walk-out veranda.
There are hardwood floors, open-beam ceilings, decorator lighting fixtures, three fireplaces and surround-sound speakers. The property includes a pool, spa and patio. There is also a three-car garage.
The third season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" is set to launch in March.
Mama Kris was married to the late Robert Kardashian, who was on the defense team for O.J. Simpson's murder trial. She divorced Kardashian in 1989 and in 1991 married Jenner.
Marc and Rory Shevin, Coldwell Banker Previews, Calabasas, are the listing agents.
Big transactions just come naturally
There was a time when Michael Ovitz walked the streets of Hollywood and the ground would shake. In that spirit, the tremor you might have just felt was Ovitz and his wife, Judy, listing their Brentwood home at $14.95 million.
Ovitz, 62, is the former talent superagent who headed Creative Artists Agency for two decades from 1975 to 1995. When he barked, lesser mortals cowered. He's the man who negotiated David Letterman's move from NBC to CBS, and he was featured in the tell-all book "You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again" by Suzanne Hansen. He briefly was president of the Walt Disney Co. under Michael Eisner and left with an estimated $140-million severance package, which was the subject of the Disney shareholder revolution in 2004.
Today, private citizen Ovitz is an investor -- and is rarely seen or heard from.
The former Hollywood general's estate has 13,000 square feet of living space and views of mountains and the nearby canyons. The main house has seven bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms and a full projection screening room. There is a pool, pool house and a double auto court behind gates. Actually, there is room for a small army of cars for parties.
David Mossler and Michael D. Phillips, both of Teles Properties Inc., Beverly Hills, have the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
A fresh start in high-end style
Paula Redstone, the fortysomething soon-to-be ex-wife of octogenarian billionaire Sumner Redstone, just bought a Beverly Hills home, spending $4.15 million, according to the MLS. The house was originally listed at $4.45 million and then lowered to what it sold for. Time on the market: 38 days.
The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom house has 7,620 square feet. It has hand-distressed wide-planked hardwood floors; high, beamed ceilings and a gourmet kitchen. The home has seven brick fireplaces, a family room-theater, a pond-like pool and an outdoor dining area that includes a pizza oven.
Sumner Redstone filed for divorce in October from Paula, who is his second wife. He owns the media companies Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., which include the legendary Paramount film studio, CBS television network, MTV and a host of cable companies.
Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing. The property was sold by Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties Inc., Beverly Hills, states the MLS.
Best advice? Reduce price
Even sex advice author Laura Corn may have to agree that sometimes, less is more. She just lowered the price of her Malibu home to $3,795,000 -- about a 16% reduction from its original listing price at $4.4 million in August.
The ocean-view house sits on 1 1/2 flat acres. There are six bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms in 6,053 square feet. The neighborhood is gated, and a white fence surrounds the single-story Hamptons-style estate.
Corn's book "101 Sexy Dares" was released in paperback in August, and her newest title is "Passport to Pleasure." Her "Ask Laura Corn" column runs on iVillage.com.
Madison Hildebrand of Coldwell Banker, Malibu West, is the listing agent.
A speedy sale is just how he rolls
Perhaps the key to true happiness is fast cars and fast sales? Andrew Fuzesi, general manager of the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the new owner of a Westwood-area home that was on the market for a mere 10 days and sold for above its listing price.
The 1927 house had been a three bedroom, one bathroom with just 1,364 square feet. The seller rebuilt the house, making it into a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home with about 4,000 square feet that is contemporary in style. It was listed at $2,395,000 and sold for $2,401,000.
Exotic woods and stone were used in the gourmet kitchen, which overlooks the yard and patio. There is a private downstairs office with a separate entry.
Besides being general manager, Fuzesi is also a co-owner of the L.A. Auto Show, which was held over Thanksgiving weekend. The show featured more than 1,000 of 2009 makes and models of imported and domestic cars, alternative fuel/electric vehicles and race cars.
David and Terri Elston, both of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, represented both the buyer and sellerCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times