Kelsey Grammer’s Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales

The Malibu estate of an actor/comedian, a Los Feliz home built for a silent-film pioneer and newly built residences in Arcadia and Brentwood were among the priciest residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

$12.94 million — Malibu

The onetime marital home of Kelsey and Camille Grammer sold in the 3200 block of Serra Road.

Off and on the market several times over the last decade, the 4.75-acre estate in the gated Serra Retreat community had been listed in 2004 for nearly $20 million and in 2012 at about $17 million. The Grammers, who divorced four years ago, bought the property in 1998 -- a year after they were married -- for $4.5 million.


The two-story house has a kitchen designed by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. A library, a home theater, four bedrooms and six bathrooms are also within 6,645 square feet of interiors.

A detached guesthouse, a lily pond, a swimming pool, a tennis court, formal landscaping and horse facilities are within the grounds.

Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker and Christopher Dyson of the Agency were the listing agents. Cormac O’Herlihy and Wailani O’Herlihy of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

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$6.28 million— Santa Monica

A renovated two-story home in the 600 block of East Channel Road sold after coming on the market in May for $6.925 million.

Originally built in 1969, the five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom house has been updated in a more contemporary style and features wood and natural stone finishes, vaulted and telescoping glass doors that bridge indoor-outdoor spaces.

A formal living room with a wall fireplace, a modernized kitchen, a theater and a playroom are among the common areas.

Cynthia Ambuehl of the Agency had the listing. Jennifer Pinckert of Partners Trust Brentwood represented the buyer.

$5.575 million — Los Feliz

In the 4100 block of Cromwell Avenue, a Italianate Renaissance Revival-style house built in 1921 for silent-movie composer and filmmaker Victor Schertzinger sold after coming to market in June for $6.25 million.

Set on slightly more than an acre, the home has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in 6,655 square feet of living space.

A swimming pool, a cabana, a tennis court, a guest studio, gardens and formal landscaping by Mark Roy Daniels are within the grounds.

Aaron Montelongo of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Bryan Abrams of John Aaroe Group represented the buyer.

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$4.75 million — Arcadia

A newly built Traditional-style home in the Santa Anita Oaks area sold after coming on the market in September for $5.188 million. The property, on nearly half an acre in the 1300 block of Oak Meadow Road, previously changed hands last year for $1.95 million, records show.

Designed by Robert Tong and developed by Mur-Sol Construction, the two-story house features such amenities as an elevator, a wood-paneled library, a home theater and separate gourmet and wok kitchens.

Five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms are in the 6,602 square feet of interiors.

Outdoors, landscaped grounds center on a swimming pool and spa with a custom rock-waterfall feature. A flagstone patio, sitting area and gardens complete the setting.

Robert Doeppel of RBD Real Estate Services had the listing. Susan Yin of Long Dragon Realty Group represented the buyer.

$4.53 million — Brentwood

A newly built contemporary-style home in the 900 block of Teakwood Road sold for nearly $3 million more than what the more than quarter-acre property went for last year: $1.77 million. It had been listed for sale at $4.595 million since October, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The 4,554 square feet of interiors features wood and stone finishes, formal living and dining rooms, walls of windows and sliding doors, a swimming pool and a spa.

Five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms includes a master suite with a private terrace, his and hers closets and an adjoining office/library. There are three fireplaces in all.

A built-in barbecue, a fire pit and a patio are within the grounds.

Gary Glass of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and Robert Radcliffe of Sotheby’s International Realty shared the listing. Penny Negrin, also of Berkshire Hathaway, represented the buyer.

These are among the top residential real estate sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for Nov. 22 to 28.

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