Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Judd Apatow Gets His Beach On

BUYER: Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
PRICE: $10,950,000
SIZE: 2,550 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama first heard this latest bit of property gossip about wildly prolific writer/producer Judd Apatow from Yolanda Yakketyak but we see now we've done been beat to the celebrity real estate punch by the long-legged gal at Trulia Luxe Living (and subsequently the tireless kids at Curbed). None the less we're gonna get on this horse and ride anyways, just like we planned.

Mister Apatow, in case y'all live in a hole, is hardly a neophyte Tinseltowner having executive produced The Ben Stiller Show in the early 1990s. He went on produce The Larry Sanders Show, the short-lived but beloved Freaks and Geeks, a handful of money minting comedies with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and/or Seth Rogan (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express to name a few). More recently he produced the screamingly funny Bridesmaids and he currently executive produces Lena Dunham's naughty, mildly existential and highly controversial tee-vee program Girls. He and his actress missus Leslie Mann—who appears primarily in Judd Apatow produced projects—are, to put it mildly, rolling in professional and financial clover.

Not only do Mister Apatow and Missus Mann own a swanky spread in Brentwood they quietly bought off market in mid-2009 for a very A-List $18,250,000, last June they dropped $8.6 million for a vacant one acre residential flag lot on the bluff overlooking the ritzy Riviera Country Club in Santa Monica and last month they shelled out another $10,825,000 for a beach front house in the exclusive, guard-gated Colony community in Malibu.

Mister Apatow's increasingly baller-style real estate ways must really chap the ego of writer/producer Mark Brazill who once had a fierce feud with Mister Apatow. In a serious of emails Mister Brazill accused Mister Apatow of plagiarism and actually wished cancer upon Mister Apatow. Cancer! Who does that? Seriously. Anyhoo, Mister Apatow seems to be laughing the last laugh since Mister Brazill hasn't had much showbiz success since That '70s Show was canceled in 2006. As it turns out, Mister Brazill recently put his own house in Los Feliz, the one formerly owned by Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, on the open 1market with an asking price of $5,195,000.

A careful parse of listing information from the time of the sale shows Mister and Missus Apatow-Mann's newly acquired beach house in the Bu is an East Coast-y 1930s cottage with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 2,550 square feet, plus an additional bedroom and bathroom atop the detached two car garage.

A tiny but inviting tree-shaded flagstone courtyard leads from the entry gate to the front door that somewhat awkwardly opens directly into a roomy and completely renovated center island kitchen/family room combination space. The kitchen is equipped with a mahogany topped center work island, a pixilated tile back splash that reaches all the way to the ceiling around the glass-fronted upper cabinets and—natch—the customary complement of high-grade stainless steel appliances Your Mama and every other property watcher associates with beach houses that cost nearly $11 million.

The open concept main living/dining area has white floors (of unknown material), a bookcase flacked white brick fireplace in the dining area, a second, much more massive white brick fireplace in the living area that also has an extra-wide picture window with sea and sky views. An adjoining sun porch with wrap around windows and wood-framed glass doors has a party-sized built in sofa banquette that Your Mama thinks looks goddamn for foggy afternoons fueled with gin, tonic and a pound of penny candy.

Upstairs according to a listing Your Mama managed to scare up on the internets shows the there are two bedrooms with private bathrooms on the main house's upper floor as well as a master suite that spans the full width of the house with fireplace and full wall of glass that connects the room to an L-shaped seaside terrace. A spiral stairs links the upper level terrace to the lower level outdoor living areas that include a sunken dining area and an elevated sunbathing deck with direct ocean access and view.

A quick perusal of property records reveal the seller was the estate the late, four-time Emmy nominated film and television producer Laura Ziskin who may not be a household name or tabloid staple like that April Fools faux-pregnant Lindsay Lohan whose fame has become sad and puzzling but shepherded a few handfuls of money making movies like The Eyes of Laura Mars, Pretty Woman, Spider-Man 1,2 and 3 plus The Amazing Spider-Man. She was also the first woman to produce the (74th and 79th) Academy Awards extravaganzas. Presumably Miz Ziskin shared the beach house with her man-beau and husband, two time Oscar winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent (Julia, Ordinary People, Spider-Man 1,2 and 3 plus The Amazing Spider-Man).

listing photos: Hilton & Hyland

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice house but after seeing 'This is 40' I think he should start thinking about starting a savings plan...

lil' gay boy said...

Apart from the unrelenting white there's nothing really wrong with this place -- it's just so unmemorable.

But perhaps that's the key to a successful home with such an outstanding view.

Six degrees of separation: I was an extra in The Eyes of Laura Mars.

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for a good, simple east coast beach house, so I love this.

Anonymous said...

Rarely do I disagree with LGB (No not about your being an extra in Laura Mars), but this is one charming property. If their prior Palisades property is any indication, I would so love to see the finished interior when they work it over.

Sandpiper said...


Could talk charm and character or lack thereof, but this is Malibu Colony Road. A 1930s 3/3.5 jammed into 2550 s.f. has long dodged the bullet. A skid of upgrade materials and lens tricks can’t save it.

As history repeats, should have been leveled, rebuilt, only to be leveled again to make way for an insane mega-structure.

Pragmatically, the asking price will negotiate down. Enter bull dozer. Not a matter of if but when.

Hope I’m wrong but on the PCH coastline nothing remains the same -- except that beautiful ocean. I don’t embrace the evolution. Long for those less pretentious times.

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Anonymous said...

Disgusting an untalented hack like him can even afford to buy a house for even $1. Possibly the worst director ever in Hollywood history and is single handedly trying to ruin Hollywood. Not impressed with his little racist "jew crew" where he hires only Jewish actors and the same damn actors all the time.

I always scan IMDB thoroughly to see if he or any of his crew are involved in a movie and skip it automatically if they are.

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Anonymous said...

Anon 12:09:

Clearly you're the racist one you anti-Semitic piece of shit.

Ruining Hollywood? Are you kidding? You're a pathetic joke

Anonymous said...

house is nice tough, but i kind of never could find charlie sheens TAHM house in malibu. i always thought it wasnt very realistic, i mean mediteraen yellow on beach :)

7:18 have you seen Girls on HBO? so yes Appatow is ruining TV, if that woman is supposed to be his prodigy, his legacy :) i was actually sad for that strong bone girl to those things to make herself popular, only to find later that she actually wrote the series herself ...

Anonymous said...

Judd Apatow sucks. His TV shows all suck. All his movies since 40 Year Old Virgin have sucked.

And let us not forget, this is the man responsible for unleashing the the scourge known as Lena Dunham upon the world. If I see her fugly face one more time on my TV screen i may lose my soul.

Anonymous said...

Though not a fan of Mr. Apatow's work, he can not be vilified for giving mostly brain dead movie viewers their mindless entertainment. Why would anyone make a great movie anymore, when they can insert a "star" and be assured a jackpot. Or remake a movie 10x like Men In Black, and cash your box office paycheck if it sucks or not. Apatow is a businessman and not a creative genius.

Rosco Mare said...

I like the house, the malibu location, and the simple, comfortable day-core, but not the actual furniture. Would hire Michael Smith to beach it up a bit.

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Anonymous said...

He is a money making machine....

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