Perpetually touring performer Beck has lowered the price on his Malibu beach house a smidgen to pique interest. Old price: $2,399,000. New price: $2,345,000. Hey, we did say a smidgen. It's his second home, and his schedule hasn't allowed much use of it.
The Malibu home, described in the Multiple Listing Service as "a very hip mid-century ranch," has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are pitched ceilings, hardwood floors and a great room overlooking private gardens and a lawn. No ocean views, but they -- and the ocean -- aren't far away. There is a separate two-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse with a fireplace. Public records put the square footage at about 1,600; the home was built in 1961. It came on the market in October.
Richard Klug of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
Rockstar exec works up a deal
There are some houses that are truly not for everybody. The good news for Rockstar energy drink magnate Russell Weiner is that he found just such a non-everybody.
After 578 days on the market, Weiner's poured-in-place concrete megalith in the Hollywood Hills sold for $8 million. It started as a $14,995,000 listing -- based on replacement costs. But lots of unpleasantness in the economy later, more realistic pricing followed and led to multiple offers.
So what do you get for $8 million? To start, the entrance foyer doubles as a nightclub. Guests can settle in on the nifty built-in couches in alcoves and wait to be served their high-caffeine energy drinks (What else would he serve?). There are soaring ceilings, state-of-the-art sound and light systems and a new media room with a bar and drop screen.
Most of the walls are made of glass to provide views of city lights and the ocean. There are glass staircases and a glass loft floor, all the better to see what's going on in the world beneath you.
For the practical-minded, there are five bedroom suites in the main house and a two-bedroom guesthouse. Square footage tops 9,000 combined.
Weiner recently listed another home he owns just above the Sunset Strip at $2,995,000.
He founded and is chief executive of Rockstar Inc. and is the son of radio talk show host Michael Savage. Michael Eisenberg of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing.
Encino no longer a match for Mitch
Pamela Anderson wasn't the only hunka-hunka burning love to strut off the "Baywatch" beach into popular culture. For the ladies, there was David Hasselhoff, who listed his Encino home for $5.95 million on Jan. 8 and then withdrew it about a week later. According to his agent, the house will be back on the market shortly and is, indeed, for sale.
Hasselhoff's 9,770-square-foot home has five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms. The private estate is entered through double gates.
There's a two-story living room with high ceilings, a lavish dining room, gourmet kitchen and master-bedroom suite with a fireplace and mahogany floors. There are his-and-her bathrooms and walk-in closets. The home has a gym and an elevator, which would seem to serve cross purposes.
A grotto-style pool with a waterfall and spa, as well as lighted tennis courts, complete the playground.
The property is co-owned by his ex-wife Pamela Hasselhoff.
The 56-year-old actor, who played Lt. Mitch Buchannon for 221 episodes of "Baywatch" from 1989 to 2000, also re-created the role for the various Baywatch spinoffs and movies.
For Beck, Malibu's not where it's at
The musician lowers the price of his beach home to $2,345,000. The midcentury ranch features pitched ceilings, hardwood floors, private gardens and a guesthouse.
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