Our longtime BFF Vlad the Revealer at the Celebrity Aerial Website recently sent us a so-called “urgent” message, arrogantly demanding to know who bought a certain Malibu house. First of all: calm the heck down, son. Don’t get too big for them britches or Yolanda will hose you down with the ice-cold shower water of truth. Sheesh! (Just kidding. We still love Vlad.)
Anyway, records show the new spec-built mansion in question, secreted away near a celeb-studded area, recently sold for $5,665,000 to a mysterious blind trust.
Just a wee bit of research reveals that the new owner is a 29-year-old guy named Mike Moustakas (and his wife Stephanie). He, Yolanda soon learned, is an MLB (pro baseball) star who so far has played eight seasons for the Kansas City Royals. Our Mr. Moustakas — or Moose, as he is nicknamed — is a two-time All-Star and a longtime Royals fan favorite.
Though the family spend baseball season in Kansas, both Mr. Moustakas and his wife were born and raised in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles — Chatsworth, to be specific. Thus, they spend the off-season time here, where all their family and friends still reside. And the young family is growing! Mr. Moustakas very recently announced the birth of his second child. Hence why they need the big Malibu mansion. Mazel tov!
The 2017-built faux Tuscan villa sort of thing was constructed by local Malibu dude Joey Nittolo. Sitting back behind an epic long driveway (walled and gated, of course), the compound lies just across PCH from the pricey Point Dume neighborhood and has distant horizon views of the Pacific.
Check out that massive retaining wall right next to the driveway. It stands nearly as tall as the two-story house itself! (Looks like that thing could withstand a mudslide or two.)
From our study of property records, Yolanda concludes that the property is comprised of an approximately 4,800-suqare-foot main house and a separate 1,000-square-foot guest house (the latter includes an attached three-car garage). The main “villa” features a double-door main entryway flanked by columns, trendy dark wood floors, and formal living/dining rooms that both open directly to the infinity pool-equipped back yard.
An enormous kitchen features Caesarstone countertops, maple wood cabinetry, an expensive glass-fronted SubZero fridge, and an eye-catching, top-of-the-line BlueStar gas range. An adjoining breakfast table area opens to the outdoor dining space.
The main house has six en-suite bedrooms, two on the main floor and four on the second level. The master includes a private balcony, fireplace, dual vanities, glassy shower, and his-and-hers closet.
As for the 2-bed, 2-bath guest house (lower two photos), it contains a petite kitchen with stainless appliances, a wee living area, and balconies for taking in the expansive views.
Despite the steep slope, the 2-acre pad is completely landscaped with grassy lawns and the banks below the house planted with scrub brushes and such.
Anyway, Yolanda’s research shows that the Moustakas clan are not new to Malibu. Back in 2014, when they were newlyweds and still child-free, Mr. and Mrs. Moustakas paid $1,270,000 for an ocean-view 2-bed, 2.5-bath condo across PCH from (not very) Broad Beach. Though this Malibu starter pad is not currently on the market, we naturally expect the Moustakas fam to unload it in the near future.
We also suspect that Mr. and Mrs. Moustakas own something in the Royals home base of Kansas City, Missouri — after all, he has spent tons of time out there for the past decade — but unfortunately Yolanda ain’t know nothin’ about their Midwest living situation.