SELLER: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 14,579 square , 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Most remarkable estate in Beverly Hills. Classic understated elegance designed by Wallace Neff and completely remodeled with the highest quality. Professional 35mm projection room, office, outstanding kitchen, dramatic master bedroom, 5 additional bedroom suites, complete guest house with additional office and garage, 2 separate swimming pools, nearly 2 acres of lush private park-like landscaping. First time on the market in nearly 20 years. Pre-qualified showings only.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: They may be petit, but make no mistake children, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are one of Hollywood's largest and in charge power couples. According to the LA Times Hot Properties column, DeVito/Perlman clan is moving on from the lavish Beverly Hills estate they've called home for nearly 20 years. Designed by the venerable Wallace Neff, the French Country style property was originally built in the 1930s and has been updated and upgraded over the years and is without a doubt acceptably kitted out for even the fussiest of Hollywood honchos.
Hollywood mogul types love their state of the art media/projection rooms, and this house will not disappoint with it's 35mm capabilities. Bigwigs also crave separate home-office space for the myriad staff and assistants necessary to run a film and television empire. And again this house does not disappoint with it's separate office suite and guest parking. Your Mama hates nothing more than having "co-workers" peering into our bedrooms and opening our medicine cabinets, so this set-up is perfect for keeping all the sycophants and creepy types out of the boozum of one's home.
There are a couple of additional features Your Mama would like to take note of about this property. The first is that there are two swimming pools on the two acre property. Two! We're guessing the DeVito/Perlman clan put in a second, indoor pool for all those glacially cold winter days in Beverly Hills. Or maybe it was a more medical minded decision having to do with skin cancer. Whatever the case, Your Mama is concerned about the number of pool boys required to be up on the property at all times.
Anyhoo, Your Mama needs to keep the exact location and address of this property under wraps as it is our understanding the DeVito/Perlman clan is still in residence. But, we can let the children know the house sits just North of Sunset, is surrounded by some of the most expensive and elaborate properties in Beverly Hills, including David Geffen's $47,000,000 estate, and David Saperstein's shockingly huge house. The property sits right next door to the former love nest of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, which sold last year in the neighborhood of $23,500,000.
According Ms. Ryon over at the Hot Properties column, it is unknown why the DeVito/Perlman's have chosen to move on from their mammoth estate, but Your Mama is sure it has nothing to do with the Mister's very funny, but rather embarrassing antics on The View recently. Perhaps as their three children (Lucie, Grace, and Jacob) get older and begin to fly the nest, the Devito/Perlmans are simply looking to downscale. They also have a place out in Malee-boo for weekends, so we expect they'll stick around the Bev Hills area.
We understand from Wilma, our source on the ground, that Mister Beckham and his Spicey Wifey are looking for a home slightly West of this property and prefer something in a much lower price range. But we're thinking this property would be perfect for them. Your Mama would not be at all surprised if they've already toured this property or will as soon as they land stateside again after Miss Vicki finishes strutting and frowning through all the Paris shows.
The property is being represented by uber agent to the stars Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency, and as of today the brokerage has only included one photo with the listing on their website. However Your Mama has contacted Wilma Washington, our well-connected birdie in Los Angeles, and obtained a few more photos for the hungry children that will soon be appearing on the multiple listing service.
Sources: LA Times Hot Properties, Westside Estate Agency, TMZ, Wickipedia