OWNERS: Kesley and Camille Grammer
LOCATION: Serra Road, Malibu, CA
PRICE: $4,5000,000 (sale price in 1998)
SIZE: 4.77 acres, 6,645 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: For some reason Your Mama has become a little fixated with the real estate empire of Kelse and Cammy Grammer. First we discussed the Bel Air house they recently sold to Salma Hayek, and then the Beverly Park mega mansion they sold in early 2006 for $22,000,000. Today we will discuss their Malibu estate, a property the couple have owned nearly ten years. Which must be some sort of record for the constantly on the move couple.
Tucked way back in the guard gated Serra Retreat, the Grammer’s Malibu house is hardly a beach shack. In fact, it’s a combination of a large Beverly Hills estate with an old school Malibu horse property. Property records indicate they paid $4,500,000 for the house in April of 1998.
A little birdie in Malee-boo remembers that back in 2005, the couple put the house on the market for $17,995,000. Apparently a buyer was indeed located, but as Your mama understands, the Grammers bailed out of the escrow because they decided they didn’t want to sell after all. If they had, the lucky in real estate duo would would have quadrupled their money in just seven years, which seems both extremely lucky and criminal at the same time.
On the other side of the electronic gates, a long curving drive sweeps the classically trained actor and his long time trophy wife past a 9-stall barn with office, a dressage ring, lighted tennis court, and a large and exuberantly landscaped lily pond before depositing them in front of one of the two large houses on the property. Unfortunately we don’t actually know the Grammer’s, so we have no way of knowing whether the family uses one of the residences and house staff in the other, or if they use both, or if one acts as a guest house.
Whatever the case, property records indicate the main house contains 6,645 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Which Your Mama thinks is a wee bit small for a Grammer house. However, an older listing Your Mama was able to locate indicates there are actually 9 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms on the property. Now that sounds more like it, because let’s face it, the Grammers are real estate size queens. They prefer them BIG. B.I.G.
Your Mama understands from our Malee-boo tattler, that this retreat is an oft used house by the Grammers ,who are “very polite and nice” people. It always warms the cockles of our heart to hear about big name celebrities who don’t act like arrogant and entitled assholes or buh-heena flashing prima donnas.
Ya’ll may recognize the Serra Retreat as the same community that weave queen Britney Spears and her desperate for publicity ex-huzband once lived in a kind of wedded bliss. The estranged couple have been trying to sell their old love nest for quite some time. But alas, no takers yet. One of our real estate contacts in Los Angeles once told us the place was a tough sell due to the taint of the one time love birds.
Anyhoo, the Serra Retreat community of Malee-boo crawls with the rich and famous, but don’t any of you nut cases get any stoopid ideas about driving out there hoping to catch a glimpse of any of them. The farthest you’ll get is the guard gated entrance just off the Pacific Coast highway where you’ll be unceremoniously rebuffed and turned around.
Given that Kelse and Cammy are moving house in Bel Air, we don’t expect they’re put this place on the market any time soon, but one never knows with these two, so Your Mama will keep our eyes peeled and ear to the ground.