SELLER: Matt LeBlanc
LOCATION: Bill Cody Road, Hidden Hills, CA
SIZE: 11,158 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: “Huge Price Reduction” – Stunning Villa located on a double lot at the end of a private road. Backs to the Ahmanson w/270 degree views. Remarkable quality-extravagant use of stone and wood. Everything the palate could conceive; Motor Court, 6-Car Garage, Gourmet Kitchen, Library, Study, Game Room, Office, Theatre, Sports Court, Rolling Lawns. Has all the goodies; Programmable lighting, Security System, Crestron Audio System, State of art Surround, Pebble Tech Pool. Show Cold-It’s Gorgeous!
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama received a late night telephone call from Fred Astaire, one of our friendliest and most prolific West coast tipsters about this property. Children, this is one of the many, many large and lavish homes in Los Angeles that the vast riches earned from the syndication of television sitcom Friends bought, and this one currently belongs to Mister Matt LeBlanc, who many of you will recall as the big, hunky Joey.
Mister Matt purchased this property, located in a guard gated community way out in Hidden Hills, in late 2005 for $9,000,000. This was just before he moved out of the house he shared with his now ex-wifey Melissa McKnight, their young daughter, and a couple of children from McKnight’s previous marriage. Turns out Mister Matt moved out at least in part because he was fooling around with Andrea Anders, one of his co-stars on his short lived sitcom Joey. A dee–vorce ensued and all parties PR machines claim the dee–vorce was amicable.
It is unclear to Your Mama whether the very rich Mister Matt and his then Missus Melissa purchased this house together, or if it was purchased as a bachelor pad in anticipation of the separation and dee–vorce. We speck-u-late and suspect that Mister Matt and the former Missus actually chose and purchased this big ol‘ house together and expected to live happily ever after in the Northern suburbs of LA with their blended family.
But alas. So up on the market the house goes. The listing information announces a recent “huge price reduction” which would indicate that Mister Matt is eager to unload this huge house of broken dreams.
At more than 11,000 square feet and sprawling across two lots, this is the quintessential suburban Los Angeles house for the very rich. It has more square footage than a pair of maids can clean in a week, family style recreational facilities like a Pebble-tec pool and a full size basketball court. There are enough bedrooms to accommodate a large family of step-children, and a media room to ensure the kiddies aren’t roaming around the upscale neighborhood chaining the neighbors electronic gates closed.
It appears to Your Mama from the photos that Mister LeBlanc may have already moved from this house leaving a houseful of very, very ordinary furniture behind for a team of stagers to unsuccessfully attempt to make look nice. Children, Your Mama is loathe to present another property to y’all about which we don’t have a lot of nice things to say, but seriously, what is there to say about this house? No doubt the quality of the construction and finishes is top-notch, but the interior of the house is so damn boring. Bo-ring.
Your Mama can only hope that Mister LeBlanc himself is not nearly as banal and ordinary as the interior of this house would indicate.
Interestingly, it appears that Mister LeBlanc owns two additional properties in the very same Hidden Hills community as this house. And in fact, these two other properties are just down the hill. The adjacent properties, each with a large house, were purchased in October of 2005 through the same trust as the house on Bill Cody Road in October of 2005. It also appears from property records that Mister LeBlanc continues to own the Belinda Street house in Encino that he also purchased through a trust with the same name and address.
Either it’s too early in the morning for Your Mama to be interpreting property records or it would appear that Mister LeBlanc is quite the land baron out in the valley. Perhaps Mr. Big Time over at Big Time Listings can sort this one out for us.