Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Back: Camille Grammer

SELLER: Camille Grammer
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
PRICE: $14,995,000
SIZE: 6.645 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (plus a substantial guest house)

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: After a few months off the market, some legal wrangling and public tongue wagging over a house in Holmby Hills she still co-owns with her luxe-living ex-husband, the expansive Malibu, CA compound owned and occupied by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Camille Grammer, the fourth ex wife of five-time Emmy winning television star Kelsey Grammer, has popped back up on the open market with a new, improved and much lower asking price of $14,995,000.

Mister and fourth ex-Missus Grammer purchased the property in May 1998 for $4,500,000 and according to at least one online resource first attempted to unload the 4.77 acre equestrian-friendly spread in the guard-gated Serra Retreat back in 2004 when it was listed for an unknown amount for eight months. They unsuccessfully attempted to sell again in 2005 for an also unknown amount.

Fourth ex-Missus Grammer—a former MTV dancer who was granted complete ownership of the Malibu estate in their divorce—first hoisted the high maintenance compound on the open market in August 2012 with an in-hindsight wildly optimistic $17,500,000 price tag. The asking price dropped at least once before it was taken off the market just before the Christmas holidays.

Current listing information shows the main house, a kind of French country villa meets suburban mock-Med mini-mansion, measures in at 6,645 square feet with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a formal living room, double height formal dining room with a sliver of an ocean view and a wood-paneled library with chateau-style carved stone fireplace surround.

There's also a media room with seating for at least 14 in baby poo colored brown leather recliners with built-in drink holders in the armrests, a spacious—if stylistically very ordinary—Wolfgang Puck designed kitchen with two center islands, a mac-daddy commercial grade range and heavy-duty rustic wood beams on the ceiling.

A detached guest house (above) has spacious living room, kitchen, garage parking for five cars and, according to listing details, "several bedrooms," a private terrace and a rooftop deck.

The nearly five acre, fully landscaped  estate has a long meandering driveway, scad of 18th and 19th century fountains and benches for quiet contemplation, numerous entertainment terraces including at least one for dining and one with a stacked stone outdoor fireplace, a stone terrace surrounded heated swimming pool, at least two spas, a lighted tennis court, equestrian facilities that include a 9-stall barn and dressage riding ring and a large lily pond with canoe dock and and 18th century stone temple.

No doubt much to their mutual chagrin and frustration Mister and fourth ex-Missus Grammer still co-own a luxurious residence with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in the exceedingly affluent Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles—once listed at $19.9 million and priced tagged at $14,995,000. They also still have an 8,500 square foot ski chalet near Vail (CO) that's been for sale since at least March 2011 and is currently listed with a $6,995,000 asking price.

listing photos: Coldwell Banker 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoom! Maw Ricio won't be representing this listing?! Shockers. Kyle won't be happy.

Here is a much more pleasant, actually viewable, not-so-photoshopped aerial:

http://www.elitehelicoptertours.com/wp-content/themes/EHT/photos/photo6.jpg

Anonymous said...

Here is the Bravo TV “Camille’s Crib” video:

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/videos/camilles-crib

To those not in the U.S.: you won't be able to see it.

Anonymous said...

This house is bleh. I don't really like any of Camille / Kelsey's houses I have seen.

I think the style of this house is too specific to appeal to many, same things with the Holmby Hills house which looks like a small house but actually is quite large. This house and the HH house are as I said before both like $12m houses.

lil' gay boy said...

In a word, overwrought; much like the Grammers' themselves...

Anonymous said...

Overwrought: (of a piece of writing or a work of art) Too elaborate or complicated in design or construction.

Really?

Anonymous said...

LGB I think something just showed its fangs to you ??

Anonymous said...

@12:14PM

Yes. Really.

It is exactly that.. OVERWROUGHT.

If you still don't understand, or are confused, just look at that picture of the kitchen. It is not streamlined, or well-executed, or tasteful, etc. it is OVERWROUGHT.

I will spare you a cut&paste definition of what I think of YOUR comment.

Town Whore said...

fyi, i've found that just skipping over LGB's posts all together works GREAT. i just don't take all his mawkish, "i need attention, abandoned by my natural parents so YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO ME PRECOSIUS VIBE" personally and the site is now cool to me again

tho, grrrr Bentley, i wish you would post more. if you're reading this, i wanna be around you with some scotch and your belt unbuckled ...

ooooooooooooh child

Anonymous said...

Despite all the talk at the time of their divorce about how wildly wealthy they were, and how she was getting a settlement in the neighborhood of $100 million, etc., this (somewhat unsuccessful)real estate fire sale they've been attempting ever since leads me to believe those figures were wildly inflated...

I mean, didn't we hear the reason he put the house he bought in the BH flats back on the market so quick was because his Showtime show got cancelled, but seriously? You mean to tell me that someone who is supposedly worth a few hundred mill can't afford the payments on a $7M house because a CABLE show got cancelled?

I won't be surprised when I hear one (or both) of them files for bankruptcy in the near future...

lil' gay boy said...

Mom, I know it's you...Daddy said you could come home -- if you give up the other men...

...and the booze...

...and the drugs...

...and stay on your Ritalin.

Anonymous said...

Umm, what was that?! I was just wondering about that adjective, which is all wrong, by the way, kitchen or no kitchen, but what is with that attitude? I want to see that cut & paste definition.

So far you seemed nice and there was nothing vile about my question, but now...

I don't know what to think. Especially when I'm only now finding out people here hate you. I actually thought the opposite.

Wondering where is Rabbi...

And Carla from California...

Anonymous said...

Oy. The Rabbi has her hands - and her heart - quite full to overflowing: her own Mama has been hospitalized again. The Rabbi is too overwhelmed to comment consistently at present; however, she would like Mama and the Kinderlach to know that they bring the Rabbi joy during difficult times. Please don't fight Kinderlach, and perhaps ease up on the profanity. The gift of life is so precious and brief.

Sincerely,
Rabbi Hedda LaCasa

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to the Rabbi's Mama for a speedy recovery! The Kinderlach are praying.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to the Rabbi's Mama for a speedy recovery! The Kinderlach are praying.

I sincerely co-sign.

lil' gay boy said...

Dearest Rebbe,

Our prayers, meagre as they are, will be with you; our own MIL goes under they knife this week, down Argentine way...

Sandpiper said...

No patience for real estate glutton Kelsey Grammer's gaggle of character-starved McMansions.

Anonymous said...

LGB, my meshebairach (healing) prayers also include you, your partner, and especially your Mom-in-law.

Sincerely,
Hedda

Sandpiper said...

Oh God, LGB, totally missed your post at 7:34. My prayers to you and yours as well. So so sorry.

S

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Anonymous said...

down Argentine way, you say LGB. A little south of the border nip and tuck. Did she get a good deal?

lil' gay boy said...

Sadly, no; I sincerely doubt a little nip and tuck would improve the appearance of her gall bladder...

...it was easier for hubby to go home for a little handholding than bring her here.

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