SELLER: Howie Mandel
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: 5,936 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bedrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Continuing with our ongoing game of Celebrity Real Estate Pick Up Sticks comes news that Canadian-born germ-phobic comedian/actor turned game show host Howie Mandel (St. Elsewhere, Deal or No Deal) and his long-time wife Terry have put their recently-built Malibu mini-compound on the market with an asking price of $7,250,000.
Property records Your Mama peeped show Mister and Missus Mandel scooped up the 1.04 acre Point Dume property in July 2006 for $3,000,000, tore down a perfectly ordinary red tile-roofed residence and replaced it with a much larger Douglas Burdge-designed West Coast version of a cedar-shingled Nantucket-y seaside mansion. Listing information says the new house was “unveiled” in 2009.
The main mansion measures, as per listing information, 5,936 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A fully-detached two-story pool/guest house contains another bedroom and 1.5 more bathrooms, which brings the tally to 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half bathrooms.
Living areas in the multi-winged main house include an airy double-height “formal” living/dining room with cocoa-colored hardwood floors, a trio of French doors that connect to the poolside stone patio and outdoor entertainment areas, built-in china and linen storage in the dining area and a fireplace flanked by built-in display cabinets topped by a pair of circular openings in the living area.
A wide opening in the wall of the dining room links to the cook-friendly center island kitchen complete with hardwood floors, white Shaker-style cabinetry with integrated high-grade appliances, grey-veined white marble counter tops, white subway tile back splashes, and an over-sized white porcelain farmhouse sink.
The kitchen opens directly into a family room with flat-screen tee-vee mounted about the fireplace, built-in storage cabinets for entertainment equipment and board games, and a casual dining area placed in front of a gigantic east-facing window with long view across the swimming pool and over the gently sloped football field-sized backyard lawn to a horizon view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Listing information reveals the compound also includes a library, den, staff quarters, office, indoor laundry facility, fitness room, and home theater.
A massive, multi-purpose stone terrace extends off and wraps around the rear of the residence and include a lounge area with stacked-stone outdoor fireplace, built-in barbecue center, elevated spa, built-in fire pit, and a couple of sunbathing areas. A broad, pooch-enticing lawn ringed by rugged shrubbery stretches back and slopes down from the outdoor entertaining areas so as to prove a limited but still panoramic view of the Santa Monica Bay and the distant mountains that form the rugged California coastline.
Property records (and The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial) show Mister Mandel also maintains a massive mansion with swimming pool and tennis court in the guard-gated, star-studded equine-friendly enclave of Hidden Hills (CA). He and the Missus have owned the horsey estate (above) since early 1999 when–records are a smidgen unclear–they acquired the 2.39 acres spread for what appears to be either $650,000 or $1,300,000. The Los Angeles County Tax Man shows the Mandel’s mock-Med (mc)mansion in Hidden Hills measures 12,816 square feet and includes a total of 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.