Last May, Michael Ovitz’s son Eric doled out $6.7 million for a newly built mansion in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. Now the onetime Hollywood kingpin’s daughter is taking her turn at the real estate wheel, dialing up a striking Cape Cod-inspired home in the Brentwood hills high above Mandeville Canyon. Per property records, fashion designer Kimberly Ovitz paid just over $6 million for the posh property.
Ovitz’ only daughter and the second of his three children, 38-year-old Kimberly attended Parsons School of Design and graduated from Brown University before launching her eponymously named women’s fashion and jewelry line in 2009; she’s also a longtime animal-rights advocate. As for her father, he’s best known as the cofounder of talent agency CAA and former president of Walt Disney Co.; today, Ovitz is a private investor and one of the world’s top 200 art collectors, counting among his contemporary collection works by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.
Set on more than a quarter-acre parcel of land protected by gates and a security system, the two-story, gray-shingled and black-shuttered structure is fronted by an attached two-car garage. Built in 2013 and designed by Ken Ungar, the place boasts six bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in 5,000-plus square feet of open-plan living space. Among the main-level highlights: a grand foyer opening into a fireside living room bathed in blue and chandeliered dining room adorned with wainscoted walls.
A light-drenched family room with a white wood-paneled ceiling and cozy fireplace has two sets of French doors spilling out to a trellised patio ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining with a built-in barbecue. A guest bedroom with its own entrance also is situated on this level, along with an all-white gourmet kitchen outfitted with a marble-topped eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances, a spacious pantry and windowed breakfast nook.
Upstairs, a serene master retreat rests under a soaring cathedral ceiling, and displays a fireplace and built-in window benches. A walk-in closet connects to a spa-like bath equipped with dual vanities, a makeup area and an oval soaking tub. Three more bedrooms also can be found on this floor — one ensuite, and the others sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath — as well as an office and a family den/playroom sporting a wall of bespoke bookshelves and drawers with an attached ladder.
Outdoors, the impressive resort-style grounds are armed with almost every amenity imaginable, including a custom-built treehouse amid a grassy lawn. There’s also a sports court with a basketball hoop and an outdoor movie projector, large rectangular pool and spa flanked by a lounge area with fire-pit, and even a hammock perfect for whiling away those lazy summer days.
Christopher Dyson of The Agency served as the listing agent; Carl Gambino and Jacob Greenberg of Compass repped the buyer.