Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Flips Out in the Bu

SELLER: Ryan Murphy
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
PRICE: $6,995,000
SIZE: 2,095 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Two years ago screenwriter and producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck, Eat Pray Love) signed a four-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV potentially worth up to $10,000,000 per year. As do many who find their bank accounts flooded with boo-coo bucks Mister Murphy soon went on a real estate spending spree.

In September 2010 he dropped ten million clams on a hacienda-style mansion in Beverly Hills, CA originally designed and built in the 1920s by architect Ralph Flewelling and restored by Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton, one of Hollywood's most famous flippers of historically-minded residences.

The following summer Mister Murphy laid out another multi-million dollar bundle to buy another pricey property owned by another Oscar-winning actress, this time new single-mommy Charlize Theron. Property records and previous reports show the openly homosexual Hollywood hotshot paid Miz Theron $6,562,500 for her ocean-front getaway on Malibu's sandy La Costa Beach.

Just over a year after he signed on the deed's dotted line and acquired Miz Theron's real estate seconds Mister Murphy appears to have caught a case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle and this week flipped his beach front digs back on the (open) market with an asking price of $6,995,000.

Current listing information shows the two-story house sits—as most of them on the beach in the Bu do—cheek-to-jowl with the neighboring houses and sandwiched on a compact, .15-acre lot between the pounding surf and the typically traffic-choked Pacific Coast Highway. The well-maintained but modestly-scaled and somewhat non-descript house was originally built in 1930 and spans just 2,095 square foot with a total of with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms and bathrooms can be accessed via an exterior staircase in the walled, gated and heavily secured front courtyard and as such makes for a perfect guest bedroom, staff suite or in-law quarters.r

Listing photographs reveal Mister Murphy made few (if any) significant alterations to the architecture of the dwelling but did have a nice-gay or lady decorator work the place over with a strong and very expensive looking semi-nautical streak meant, we imagine, to look and feel "masculine" in the way that professionally decorated rooms are sometimes designed to give off a nice-gay or lady decorators version of butch and manly.

Anyhoo, Mister Murphy did opt to cover the wood floors in the living room and adjoining lanai with a rope-y sort of sisal but did retain the bay window seat and shallow inglenook fitted with built-in benches and a flagstone-faced fireplace surround in the living room. In the lanai it appears he (and his decorating team) opted to keep Miz Theron's blue and white striped upholstery on the built-in bench seating that rings the ocean-side, window-wrapped room. 

The sisal turns to grey slate tile—or some similar material—in the u-shaped kitchen where the custom, poured concrete counter tops and cabinetry still hold top-grade, commercial-style stainless steel appliances and the lower cabinets are fitted with wood doors painted jet black.

The (gay) ship's captain day-core downstairs continues up in the master bedroom—note the ship model on the mantel, the ship painting above the fireplace and the distressed, tufted leather wing back chair —finished with pale wood floors, a vaulted ceiling, wood-burning fireplace with contemporary concrete surround, built-in dressers tucked in to the eaves and direct ocean view. The attached master pooper has double sinks; a glass-enclosed shower lined with tiny, pale sea foam-colored tile; an over-sized soaking tub set into a bay with direct ocean view; and a second, tufted leather wing back chair where Mister Murphy can sit and clip his toe nails, lotion up his sun-baked legs or whatever.

In addition to the walled, street-side courtyard with its koi pond and blazing bougainvillea bush there's a sizable beach-side deck accessible through a wood-framed sliding glass door in the lanai. A glass rail along the deck's edge ensure unobstructed ocean views from the deck that's equipped with a built-in benches and dining cabana (with oh-so-nautical blue and white striped cushions), built-in fire pit, spa and outdoor shower. Private steps lead down to the beach.

The children may recall that last July Mister Murphy listed his two-residence compound high in the hills above Laguna Beach, CA with an asking price of $8,500,000. The hillside, ocean-view compound—with a main house worked over by sassy Million Dollar Decorator Mary McDonald—was de- an re-listed a couple of times before it was taken off the market in early December 2011.

listing photos: The Partners Trust

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didnt Theron have this for sale/lease for a long time? Is he another Nick Cage in the making...

Candy Spelling said...

Not to sound prudish, but I do hope that the new owner will come from a classier background. Of course, I have nothing against TV producers (obviously) or gays in general, but having naked young men running up and down the beach in front of one's house while loud "euro dance" music blasts from your neighbor's home at 3:30 am can be quite a tiresome experience.

I even invited him to one of my delightful Sunday soirées and never even received the decency of a reply.

Anonymous said...

Candy, I hope his agent (one of the million dollar listing queens?) reads this, and uses the "naked young men running up and down the beach" as a marketing tool for open houses! Sign me up

Anonymous said...

Candy, your late husband would have appreciated those naked young men!;)

It sure it's and has never been your bod.

Anonymous said...

lol...Candy, girl, don't go there.
Next time go have a look-see at the neighbors place and personally invite them over. Ya know gay boys are very sensitive on invitation designs and how they are decorated.

Anonymous said...

Where has Theron gone to? Inquiring minds would like to know, now that she is channeling Madonna with her recent adoption.

Don Juan's Wreckless Daughter said...

due diligence, churrins, due diligence...

His agent is the antithesis of any of those Million Dollar Listing Queens - she's a super private power lesbian who is even quoted as saying "Around the community it is kind of embarrassing if you are on one of those shows."

Ryan Murphy strikes me as a fairly savvy guy with many pretty ducks parading around in many neat rows.

Anyone maintaining any semblance of sophistication would steer clear of the MLD Queens.

Murphy was smart to hand the reins over to a powerful Sapphic Sister.

I can say this, I being one of them: We get shit done... and we don't scare off the hetero big boys with the fat checkbooks.

Hyacinths said...

That little poopie wouldn't come to one of my candle light suppers either. Don't be offended, my dears

Doug said...

built-in fire pit, spa and outdoor shower

The fire pit would scare me in this 'hood as you'd probably end up with Candy Spelling, carrying a bag a marshmallows, on your doorstep looking for an invite. The outdoor shower would hardly be considered a luxury if one is concerned for the comfort of their guests. As they say, "sand gets everywhere" and those naked, rowdy gay boys Candy speaks of could end up with the kind of beach balls you wouldn't want to play with unless they have access to a quick rinse off.

I like the house, but I wouldn't want to live on the beach AND PCH.

StPaulSnowman said...

News bulletin for al Mama's chilling! Great new HGTV show "Selling London". Premiered tonight. It looks promising!

StPaulSnowman said...

Er......that should be "chillun". I was pimped by my IPad.

Anonymous said...

Channeling Madonna? We all know what you're getting at, but it's so, so crass. Considering where she was born, how about she adopted a baby to show her love for her native homeland?

Rosco Mare said...

Ryan hosted President Obama at his beautiful house in Beverly Hills last night. Unfortunately I was on the wrong side of the traffic jam on legendary Roxbury Drive and my invitation was lost in the Mail...

Anonymous said...

Children, there is an open house this Saturday! Hope to see y'all there!

Candy, we'll be swinging by your pad afterwards. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and wine ready. And I'm talking the good stuff - not the boxed crap your cheap ass usually drinks.