After he first gave it a go last fall with a too high asking price of $10.75 million, and later dropped it to a still too high $10.35 million, Jeff Gaspin, former Chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment (now NBCUniversal), and co-founder of the subscription-based online TV network TAPP TV, has relisted his big and boxy glass-walled architectural mansion situated on a tiny cul-de-sac in a plum pocket of L.A.’s affluent Brentwood neighborhood at a smidgen under $10 million.
Tax records show the veteran television executive and his wife Karen picked up the six-bedroom and 7.5-bath home shortly after it was built not quite four years ago for $9.265 million, and listings jointly held by Cindy Ambuehl of Compass and Josh Flagg at Rodeo Realty show the approximately 8,300-square-foot contemporary villa has wide open loft-like living spaces with vast floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that fill the house with natural light and facilitate a quintessentially Californian indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The wood accented white stucco and glass residence sits unusually close to the street and sprawls over three levels linked not by just one staircase but two as well as an elevator.
All main floor rooms, which include adjoining living and dining spaces, a family room with walk-in wet bar and a cozily proportioned study/office, open to the backyard, as does the massive and sleek all-white kitchen that comprises two huge islands and a breakfast nook set against walls of glass. Upstairs, a games area with pool table cleverly converts to an open-air patio when an array of full-height glass walls are slid open. Each of the five guest bedrooms is en suite, and the primary suite occupies a prime position on the upper level with a fireplace, two walk-in closets and a huge bathroom sheathed in concrete-colored hand-finished Venetian plaster.
An extensive basement level is finished to the same standards as the rest of the house, with a climate-controlled wine cellar, a fitness area and a big-screen home theater, while the high-hedged, pancake flat and faux-grassed backyard incorporates a built-in barbecue and bar area, a tile-accented swimming pool with inset spa and a basketball hoop.
Prior to living in glassy contemporary splendor in Brentwood, the Gaspins resided in much more traditional circumstances in the guard-gated and heavily celebrified Hidden Hills neighborhood in L.A.’s affluent far western suburbs where they presided over a nearly 1.75-acre estate with a 9,500-square-foot mansion they bought in 2010 for $5.61 million and sold in 2017 for $6.4 million.