From the street it looks like a spacious, well maintained and ordinary traditional suburban residence on a leafy, pin-drop-quiet cul-de-sac in a discreetly affluent neighborhood of L.A.’s Encino community but inside it oozes with an old school glitz and glamour, some of which been seen by untold millions in dozens of viral videos.
Once owned by late, five-time Emmy-winner Jerry Kupcinet, director of more than 4,200 episodes of “Judge Judy,” the slightly more than 6,500-square-foot home is now owned by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee, creative force behind the Postmodern Jukebox phenomenon, who bought the six-bedroom and six-and-a-half-bath home a bit more than five years ago for $2.775 million and now has it up for sale at $3.5 million.
With weekly YouTube videos that typically tally up a few million views, and sometimes several tens of million — their big band-y version of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has racked up almost 80 million views since it was posted five years ago, Postmodern Jukebox is a sprawling and revolving collective of performers who take current hit songs and rework them in variety of period styles.
The more than 5.4 million subscribers to PMJ’s Youtube channel will recognize Bradlee’s cavernous, richly paneled living room, as well as the also fully-paneled club room, with its carved wood wet bar, where he’s frequently taped PMJ videos such as a jazzy take on Panic at the Disco’s “High Hopes,” an operatic rendition of Sia’s “Chandelier,” a soulful version of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” sung by blues legend Miche Braden, and a languid, 1960s nightclub spin on No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” performed by chanteuse Haley Reinhart.
The home also has a grand, double-height entry emblazoned with black-and-white striped wallpaper that is courageously paired with geometric black-and-white floor tiles and, wrapped in feathery, shell-patterned wallpaper, a dining room with eight iconically funky Warren Platner chairs around a simple wooden table. Large and equipped with expensive commercial-style appliances, the vaguely French country (and arguably somewhat frumpy) eat-in kitchen is completely tiled — walls and ceiling.
Each of the five guest bedrooms is ample in size, though some of the guest bathrooms could use a modern update, while the huge main-floor homeowner’s suite boasts a chateau-style fireplace painted pale turquoise, a separate study, and a long dressing hall that leads to a decadent bathroom jazzed up with eye-grabbing black-and-white geometric tile in the over-sized shower.
Encircled in dense foliage and shaded by mature specimen trees, the serene backyard offers park-like expanses of lawn, a built-in barbecue, and plenty of flag stone terracing around the swimming pool and spa.