Music exec Neil Jacobson sells in Venice, sets sights on Beverly Hills

Music executive Neil Jacobson and his wife, textile entrepreneur Celine Gumbiner Jacobson, have sold their house in Venice for $6.1 million. The couple have commissioned Venice-based designer Kim Gordon to design their new house in Beverly Hills.
(Halton Pardee + Partners)

Neil Jacobson, an executive vice president at Interscope Records, and his wife Celine Gumbiner Jacobson, chairman of the integrated textile purveyor Brookwood Companies Inc., have sold their home in Venice for $6.1 million.

A healthy return on investment wasn’t the main factor in their decision to sell. Jacobson and his wife decided to list the home, designed by Venice-based homebuilder Kim Gordon, only after Gordon agreed to design another house for the couple. The new house will be built in the flats of Beverly Hills, according to agents with knowledge of the sale.

Their old address, sited on a walk street, is obscured by a blanket of lush landscaping.


Built in 2012, the 3,639-square-foot residence has an earthy yet contemporary tone with vaulted ceilings, muted hues and accents and siding made of reclaimed Kentucky barn wood. Handmade windows framed in steel bring in garden views while underscoring the open and airy design.

An open kitchen, a dining area, a formal living room, five bedrooms and five bathrooms are among the living spaces. An artistic wood-and-steel staircase — a signature of Gordon’s designs — connects each of the three stories.

Atop the home, a rooftop deck invites entertaining with an outdoor kitchen, a trellis-topped dining area and a putting green. Views take in surrounding treetops and mountains.

Justin Alexander of Halton Pardee + Partners was the listing agent. Michelle Zoolalian of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyers, Canadian entrepreneurs Jean Pierre LeBlanc and Kate Ross LeBlanc. The LeBlancs are the co-founders of the natural wellness retailer Saje.

Jacobson, 39, has worked with such artists as the Black Eyed Peas,, Fergie, LMFAO and Robin Thicke. Earlier this year he was named to Billboard’s annual power list of DJs and music execs.

Twitter: @NJLeitereg


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