YOUR MAMAS NOTES: It seems that recently re-rehabbed sitcom star Matthew Perry (Friends, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mr. Sunshine) has a big ol‘ bee in his real estate bonnet that’s put him in the mood to shake up his property portfolio.
Back in late August Your Mama dissed and discussed a glassy contemporary that oozes with architectural sexy high above the Sunset Strip that the Emmy-nominated actor snatched up for $8,650,000 and we touched on the posh pied-a-terre Mister Perry maintained at the star-studded Sierra Towers building in West Hollywood he listed in late July (2011) with an asking price of $2,995,000.
Since then Mister Perry has unloaded his 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom city view condo at Sierra Towers for $2,850,000 and yesterday he listed his boxy modern house perched on a steep hillside in Malibu’s guard gated Serra Retreat enclave with a spectacular asking price of $13,500,000.
It doesn’t take a mathematics savant or a bejeweled abacus to see that Mister Perry wants almost twice the $6,550,000 property records and previous reports reveal he paid for the the 2.32 acre spread back in April 2005.
The clean-lined two-story residence, a “landmark architectural statement” called The Pier House according to listing information, measures in at a large but hardly huge 3,677 square feet and contains a total of 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The house gets its name from its location just above the Malibu Pier.
The main living areas have giant walls of sliding glass that open to the outdoor entertainment areas and expose the interiors to the elemental and often dramatic coastal weather. The kitchen is, as per listing information, “sleek and designer perfect,” and the house has both a media room and ocean view home theater with wide-screen, black out curtains, cozy couch seating, and an elevated bed-lounge area that looks to Your Mama like it was designed with pornographic movie watching in mind.
The crisp but cozy masters suite has gleaming ebonized wood floors, a wall-mounted flat screen tee-vee, and an adjoining sitting area with fireplace and extra-deep window seat with panoramic Queen’s necklace view. The master has dual bathrooms, one for Mister Perry and one for whatever female the notorious ladies man brings out to his ocean view hideaway in the Bu. At least one of the bathrooms has a wall of glass with multi-million dollar ocean view that extends along the back of the sink/vanity and into the glass enclosed shower space.
Other interior spaces and amenities include living and family rooms with fireplaces, formal dining room, den, office, exercise room, wine cellar, powder pooper and attached two-car garage.
The house spills out to various outdoor entertainment and recreation areas that include an outdoor audio/visual system, heated lap-lane swimming pool and spa, flagstone terrace with built-in barbecue center, built-in fire pit surrounded by built-in cushioned bench, and a wee grass patch surrounded by a lush thicket of tropical foliage.
Back in March 2008 Mister Perry paid $4,475,000 for a Scott Carty-designed modern residence in the affluent and very celebrity friendly Outpost Estates neighborhood where other homeowners include Jason Statham (who just bought part of Ben Stiller’s compound), Charlize Theron, and Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy. Your Mama has no inside intel on the matter but now that he’s bought a bigger house above the Sunset Strip, Your Mama expects Mister Perry will soon put this Hollywood Hills property on the market too.
listing photos: Partners Trust Beverly Hills