‘Brady Bunch’ actress Eve Plumb sells the Malibu home she bought at age 11
After years of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” Jan is finally having her moment in the sun. Actress-painter Eve Plumb of “The Brady Bunch” fame has sold her home in Malibu for $3.9 million after decades of ownership.
Though she played the part of awkward middle child to a T on the sitcom, it appears the actress was quite savvy away from the set. An 11-year-old Plumb, with the help of her parents, bought the oceanfront property in 1969 for just $55,300.
Sitting at the south end of Escondido Beach, the 1950s cottage returned to market earlier this year with plans for an ultramodern residence designed by Meis Architects, designer of the Staples Center, among other venues.
Renderings that accompanied the listing showed a cantilevered design with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, a retractable “moon roof” and two-story garage wrapped in perforated metal. In all, the proposed home would have three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 3,500 square feet of space.
Currently, the flat-roofed bungalow has three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms in 850 square feet of space. An expansive deck wraps the exterior of the home, taking in the wide, sandy beach.
The property was most recently listed for sale at $4.15 million.
Brian Linder and William Baker of Deasy Penner & Partners were the listing agents. Faren Horn of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer.
Plumb, 58, has television credits that also include “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island” and “Fudge.” She appeared in the television special “Grease: Live” earlier this year.
Beaming out of the ’bu
Actor Brent Spiner, known for his role as Lt. Cmdr. Data on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” has set his phaser to sell. He’s put his home in Malibu’s Point Dume area on the market for $10.995 million.
Set behind gates and surrounded by palms and lush landscaping, the ocean-view estate is reached by a winding drive. A vine-wrapped loggia, fountains and intimate garden settings add an Old World ambiance to the Spanish-style home built in 1960.
Some 5,000 square feet of living space, with beamed ceilings and artful Malibu tile risers, includes a formal living and dining area with a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen with butcher-block countertops and a study/office. French doors off the family room open to the grounds.
Three bedrooms and four bathrooms include an ocean-view master suite complete with a vintage bathroom, a fireplace and a private deck. An additional office/bonus space sits above the two-car garage.
A swimming pool has a beach entry, a spa and a waterfall feature to complete the coastal setting.
Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage holds the listing.
Spiner, 67, appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” from 1987 to 1994 plus four franchise motion pictures. His more recent credits include the summer blockbuster “Independence Day: Resurgence” and the Cinemax series “Outcast.”
He bought the house nearly two decades ago for $4.55 million, records show.
Making room for a new owner
A Beverly Hills estate where late actress Marjorie Lord made her home for nearly four decades has sold for $8.3 million.
Set on a cul-de-sac in the Trousdale Estates area, the single-story house was designed by architect John Elgin Woolf, whose designs gave rise to the Hollywood Regency style in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
Marked by a wide motor court, the 1960s home features a grand living room with a fireplace, wood-paneled ceilings and beige marble floors. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass center on city to ocean views.
Nearly 3,900 square feet of living space includes a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Two guest suites have glass doors that open to a private courtyard, and the master suite boasts a walk-in closet and a sitting area with a large bay window.
Outdoors, sets of columns line a curved and covered patio area that opens to the grounds. Elsewhere is a swimming pool set within an open-air pavilion.
The house relisted for sale in May for $8.9 million and was under contract in seven days. Lord, who died last year at 97, bought the house with her third husband, philanthropist and finance executive Harry Volk, in 1977 for $455,000, records show.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Rappaport and Kevin D. Booker, also of Westside Estate Agency, represented the buyer.
Lord rose to fame as the wife of Danny Thomas’ character on the sitcom “Make Room for Daddy” and, later, the revival spinoff “Make Room for Granddaddy.” A television, film and stage actress, she made her debut on Broadway in 1935, appearing in “The Old Maid.”
Her film credits include “Sherlock Holmes in Washington” (1943) and “Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!” (1966).
She’s camera-ready to sell
Supermodel, actress and television host Rachel Hunter has put her home in Hollywood Hills West on the market for a shade under $5 million.
Tucked behind gates and privacy hedges, the 1930s English Country-style house has been brightened up with a number of contemporary details.
Details of note include white-painted walls and exposed beams, modern chandeliers and Dutch door entry. A backsplash of sea-foam green tile creates visual interest in the eat-in kitchen.
Other common areas include a living room with an arched fireplace, a formal dining room and a finished basement. The master suite, with separate walk-in closets for clothes and shoes, opens to a loggia with city lights views.
In all, there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 5,000 square feet of interior space.
Outdoors, a stone and brick patio surrounds a swimming pool with a raised spa. Various sitting areas, an outdoor dining room, palms and other tropical landscaping complete the quarter-acre grounds.
Hunter bought the house in 2004 for about $2.425 million, records show.
Annie Challis of Compass holds the listing.
The 46-year-old Hunter is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl and fashion model. Among her acting credits is the 2006 comedy “The Benchwarmers” and the TV series “Gravity.”
She currently hosts the series “Rachel’s Tour of Beauty” on New Zealand’s TV One network.
Dallas is their new reality
After minting their engagement in a final rose ceremony, reigning “Bachelorette” JoJo Fletcher and new fiance Jordan Rodgers are taking the next step: moving in together. The couple have leased a home in Fletcher’s native Dallas for an undisclosed amount.
The single-story house, built in 1949 and renovated this year, features refinished hardwood floors, upgraded hardware and large picture windows.
Other details of note include an open living/dining area and an upgraded kitchen dressed in Carrara marble and brushed-gold hardware. A breakfast booth draws the eye with tropical wallpaper and a rattan-wrapped light fixture.
And should things get even more serious with the couple, a nursery sits off the master bedroom. In all, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in nearly 1,550 square feet of space.
Outdoors, there’s a concrete patio, lawns and hedges. Mature trees and a white fence surround the property.
The house came up for sale in May for $525,000 and was listed for rent at $3,250 a month. Terms of the couple’s lease were not made publicly available.
Shannon Blount of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was the listing agent.
Fletcher, 25, revealed that she and Rodgers would be moving to her hometown after the final rose ceremony. A real estate developer, she previously appeared on season 20 of “The Bachelor.”
Rodgers, 27, is a former professional football player and the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He recently joined ESPN’s SEC Network and will provide college football commentary as an analyst this season.
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