Having already downsized to a more manageable if by no measure diminutive property in Pacific Palisades — more on that in a minute — distinguished television executive and producer Fred Silverman officially listed his expansive compound in the lower Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles with a heavy-duty $30 million price tag. Property records indicate Silverman, a pasha of primetime programming who’s held top posts at ABC, NBC and CBS, picked up the first of the estate’s two-parcels in 1992 for $2.55 million and snatched up an adjacent property about 1.5 years later for another $650,000 from late, German-born producer Werner Koenig.
Completely concealed behind a monumental hedge, the gated compound encompasses more than 2.6 groomed acres with three substantial structures. The multi-winged main residence, more than 8,000 square feet, contains five bedrooms and six full and two half bathrooms, and there are another four bedrooms and four bathrooms in a 3,500-square-foot guesthouse currently configured as executive offices. A poolside cabana provides a convenient changing room and bathroom plus a spacious lounge that doubles as a screening room with fireplace and bar. The entirely landscaped and, as such, unquestionably high-maintenance grounds offer flat and rolling stretches of manicured lawns, flowering gardens trimmed in diligently clipped boxwoods, mature specimen trees, brick and stone terraces, tennis court, swimming pool and swimming-pool sized pond with more than 100 mature koi.
Busy-as-a-beaver real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak first snitched to this property gossip, and property records do indeed affirm, that Silverman has already shelled out $10.2 million for his next home, a 6,600-square-foot residence on a gated half-acre along the mansion-lined bluff that overlooks the verdant, well-irrigated fairways of the ritzy Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Listing details show there are four bedrooms, five full and three half bathrooms, a double-height living room, open kitchen and family room, and a bilevel backyard with trellis-shaded terraces, swimming pool with curvaceous infinity edge, and unobstructed views over the golf course.
listing photos: Westside Estate Agency