After two years on and off the market, retired Hollywood mega-showrunner Marcy Carsey (“The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “That ’70s Show,” “3rd Rock from the Sun”) has finally managed to unload her oceanfront Malibu getaway for about $10.2 million. The stylish abode was just one of the dozen multimillion-dollar homes she owns across Los Angeles and in the winter resort town of Park City, Utah.
Unfortunately for Carsey, that sale price represents a nearly $500,000 loss over what she originally paid for the place back in 2014. (Astute real estate watchers may recall she bought this Malibu house at the very same time she sold her much larger Paradise Cove compound to Jimmy Iovine for exactly $60 million, meaning this humble $10.2 million shack served as a nice downsize for tax purposes.) In the seven years since she bought it, Carsey is believed to have rarely used the 3,000-square-foot structure.
Records reveal the buyer is not an A-list celebrity but rather Beverly Hills-based physician Dr. Shawn Veiseh, who will enjoy a three-bed, three-bath house with ample frontage along gorgeous Escondido Beach, one of Malibu’s best-kept secrets. The house is located on a private road, desirably off the main Pacific Coast Highway drag, and a two-car attached garage plus streetside parking for another vehicle or two.
Built in 1946, the formerly modest beach cottage was extensively renovated and expanded in 2014, just prior to Carsey’s purchase, into a decidedly glam and sophisticated contemporary Mediterranean take on Malibu. The home’s interiors would make any Crate & Barrel fan swoon — relaxed neutrals put the focus on the crashing waves immediately outside, and the massive banks of floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood glass doors blur the line between indoors and out.
Some of the more impressive indoor amenities include a bar with a wine cellar immediately behind it, an open kitchen anchored by a shockingly expensive La Cornue range, a master suite with its own fireplace and soaking tub, and a casually luxe media room with built-in banquette seating.
But it’s outdoors where the real party should be — a charming pebble courtyard out front is shaded by olive trees and sets the property’s mood. Out back are two patios, one of them lying upstairs off the master suite, the other off the main floor and equipped with its own built-in seating and a firepit, though the noise of any rowdy merrymaking is sure to be drowned out by the crashing waves of the deep blue sea.
Carsey, 76, still owns at least two other lavish Malibu homes; one of them, a huge blufftop estate near the Ventura County border, is likely worth up to $50 million. But her main residence continues to be an estate in L.A.’s posh Brentwood Park neighborhood, and she owns several smaller homes elsewhere in Brentwood and Pacific Palisades that are occupied by her children and other family members.