Did residuals rich sitcom star Kelsey Grammer catch a classic case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle? It sure seems so.
It was only seven or maybe eight months ago that the 57–year old and still procreating actor dropped $6,500,000 on a walled and gated 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival-style mini-mansion in an area of Beverly Hills often referred to as ‘The Flats.’
Soon came a lot of brouhaha in the tabs and courts about how he wanted to lease the nearly 6,000 square foot house out at $30,000 per month and move his new fourth wife and infant baby back into a significantly larger and more grand mansion in the Holmby Hills ‘hood that he still co-owns with third ex-wife Camille Grammer, best known as a semi-regular player on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Not surprisingly, Third ex-Missus Grammer balked at the notion since the 10,567 square foot house is currently for sale with an asking price of $15,995,000 and she quite logically thought it might be tougher to sell if there are people living in it. We have to imagine Third ex-Missus Grammer might also have found it icky and upsetting that Mister Grammer would have the gumption to move his new fourth wife and child into a house she once shared with her ex-husband and their two children.
Anyhoo, not only is sitcom star Kelsey Grammer attempting to lease his newly acquired house in the flats of Beverly Hills, yesterday the property popped up for sale on the open market with an asking price of $7,250,000.
It doesn’t take a mathematics savant to see that Mister Grammer has increased the price by $750,000 over the $6.5 million he paid for the place less than a year ago. It also doesn’t take a decorative genius to see that Mister and fourth Missus Grammer either purchased the house fully furnished and changed little or that their Real Estate is recycling listing photos from the time of his purchase of the property.
Whatever the case, current listing information shows 6,093 square foot residence was designed by some fella named “Ralph C. Fleming” and includes five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in the main house plus a potential staff suite plus a separate one bedroom and one bathroom guesthouse. The house was actually designed by noted California architect Ralph C. Flewelling and listing information from the time of Mister Grammer’s spring 2012 purchase shows the house has a total of six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The more recent—and still active—lease listing shows the house spans just 5,683 square feet and has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. We’re not sure why all the discrepancies but let’s just suffice to to be somewhat vague about the details and say it’s around 6,000 square feet with five or six bedrooms and 6-7.5 bathrooms.
Mister Grammer, who does not currently have a film or television gig nor anything lined up according to his resume on the Internet Movie Data Base, still maintains an expensive apartment residence in New York City and a nearly 200-acre country spread in upstate New York. He and third ex-Missus Grammer also still co-own an 8,000-plus square foot ski house in near Vail (CO) that’s long been for sale and currently carries a $6,995,000 price tag. Third ex-Missus Grammer listed her current residence, a sprawling compound in the guard-gated Serra Retreat in Malibu, earlier this year at $17,900,000 but—as far as Your Mama can find—it no longer appears on the open market.
listing photos: Keller Williams Hollywood Hills