Alas, the case is solved! Turns out the mystery buyer who recently paid $500,000 over the asking price for a Los Angeles residence long owned by the late “Murder, She Wrote” star and iconic Hollywood actress Angela Lansbury is 31-year-old music manager Brandon Silverstein, who is probably best known for helping build Anitta and Normani’s breakout singing careers.
As founder and CEO of S10 Entertainment, Silverstein also has expanded his company into publishing, record music and film/TV. Last year, he established a publishing venture with Avex USA — Brandon Silverstein Publishing — and now reps songwriters, producers and composers HARV (Justin Bieber’s “Peaches”) and Grammy winner Jasper Harris (Jack Harlow’s “First Class”). Billboard even honored him in early February with its first-ever “Power Players’ Choice Award,” for having “the most impact across the music business in the past year.”
Records show Lansbury’s Spanish-style hacienda sold to Silverstein and his wife Julie for $5 million, or more than $4 million over what the legendary Broadway and Hollywood actress and her actor/producer husband Peter Shaw paid for the place almost four decades ago, back in spring 1985. After Shaw’s death in 2003, Lansbury lived in the Brentwood home until her death at age 97 in October 2022.
Originally completed in the early 1960s, the creamy stucco and terracotta-roof structure underwent an extensive renovation sometime in the ’70s or ’80s, and rests on a walled and gated parcel of land spanning almost a half-acre. Inside, a little more than 3,700 square feet of mostly single-level living space includes a family room sporting doors opening to a terrace, formal dining room, and wood-paneled kitchen outfitted with dated stainless appliances, an eat-in island and a cozy fireside breakfast nook.
Elsewhere is a sky-lit master retreat highlighted by a fireplace, plus a massive bath equipped with dual vanities, a tub and shower. But the undeniable star of the show are the picturesque grounds, complete with an English-style garden and a black-bottom swimming pool, as well as several spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining.
The listing was held by Mick Partridge of The Beverly Hills Estates and Maksym Khomin of Coldwell Banker; Partridge also repped the buyer.