From community feuds to new homes hitting the market, there has been plenty going on in the world of celebrity real estate in Southern California. Here’s a look at a few of the stories to hit the news in the last couple of weeks.
Cliff May Brentwood Home on Market for $16 Million
A home designed by the famous California architect Cliff May has been put on the market. Located on guard-gated Oakmont Drive in Brentwood, May considered the 5,200-square-foot home to be his masterpiece. Designed in the late 1930s in conjunction with architect Wallace Frost, the California Spanish hacienda home sits on a 1.45 acre lot. Originally built for Wesclox heir Frederic M. Blow, May spared no expense when designing and constructing the home with a team of master craftsmen. Expert stonemasons from Forest Lawn cemetery were also hired to work on the project.
The home is currently owned by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, the husband-and-wife screenwriting team behind movies such as Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom and American Graffiti. The home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a bar/lounge, beamed ceilings and painted tile. Other features include a paddle tennis court, a swimming pool and views of the canyon and city.
Jason Segel Puts Los Feliz Home on the Market
Actor, comedian and screenwriter Jason Segel, who is best known for his roles in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, has reportedly put his Los Feliz home on the market for $1.599 million. Constructed in 1939, the 1,926-square-foot ranch-style home features four bedrooms, an outdoor kitchen and plenty of balconies and patios boasting impressive views.
Segal purchased the home just over a year ago for $1.4 million. He also recently purchased a home in Los Feliz that was formerly owned by street artist Shepard Fairey for $1.835 million, which was $415,000 more than the asking price.
Minnie Driver Battling Hollywood Hills Neighbor
Actress Minnie Driver is reportedly locked in a bitter battle with her Hollywood Hills neighbor, a 74-year-old man named Daniel Perelmutter and his wife Mary Lou. According to a recently-filed lawsuit, the couple claims Driver has harassed them, impeded construction on their property and blocked access to their land. In addition to allegedly using her car to create an obstacle to crews, the lawsuit claims that driver put up an electric fence designed to impact construction. In a recent screaming match between the neighbors, the noise was so loud that other neighbors reportedly called the police to report a domestic disturbance. Driver is also currently engaged in a suit against Perelmutter regarding property lines.
Ice Cube Purchases Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Home in Marina del Rey
Action star and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme put his Marina del Rey home on the market last summer for $9.999 million. Just recently, the home finally sold to rapper and actor Ice Cube at a deep price cut of $7.25 million.
Situated in the Silver Strand section of Marina del Rey, the multi-story six-bedroom home features a gym, a rooftop deck with a swimming pool, a large terrace and an elevator. Van Damme reportedly paid $6 million for the home when he purchased it in 2012.
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