Saturday, June 16, 2007

Michael Weithorn Cashing Out of Malibu

SELLER: Michael and Lisa Weithorn
Cliffside Drive, Malibu, CA
PRICE: $19,250,000
SIZE: 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
Cliffside Drive contemporary estate on over 1 acre of perfectly manicured lanscaped grounds. Warm and inviting living spaces offering only the finest materials and detials throughout. Four bedroom main house and 3 bedroom detached guest house. Enteretain or simply relax by the oceanside pool and spa while taking in the breathtaking vistas of the apx 196 feet of frontage. Complete privacy and located at the end of this exclusive cul-de-sac street. Deeded beach rights.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We have included a few more photos of this house than we ordinarily do because, well, we like this house more than we ordinarily like the houses we post here.

Weithorn may not be a household name, but he's made a significant amount of money bringing the show The King of Queens to households across the world for the better part of 9 years. Not only did Weithorn write 80 or so episodes, he also acted as an executive producer and creative consultant for a fair number of those episodes. Children, just imagine the syndication royalties that are coming this man's way. Think about it. Your mama can not turn on the boob toob without seeing re-run after re-run of this show, so you know the show is minting mad syndication money.

Mister Weithorn and his wifey Lisa purchased this 1.16 acre Point Dume property in September 2000 for just $3,975,000 according to property records. While the couple kept the original ocean side swimming pool, it appears the proceeded to knock down at least a majority of the existing house and build this contemporary structure in it's place. Records indicate the total re-do, re-build was completed in 2004.

We admit the rear facade vaguely, but regrettably, resembles a resort hotel. And there is no directs access to the beach as the property sits high on a sheer cliff above the Pacific Ocean. none the less, we the think this house ranks at the top of those that we've been discussing lately. It's not so much the architecture that we're digging, but the stellar work of the decorator who worked some serious magic with the interiors using smooth and sophisticated color palette of white, sand, champagne, and sun blasted blues. Don't forget to look at the pricey and gorgeous abstract paintings as well.

We fucking love it. It's far more house and property than Your Mama would want to take care of, but we love it so much we're not even going to keep commenting on and gushing over the place. We have grown somewhat weary of the rich and famous with tasteless houses, so with this one we're just going to sit back quietly and let all the children behold how the very rich and tasteful live up in Malee-boo.

We have no idea where the Weithorns are going, but property records show they own a quadruplex in Manhattan Beach, purchased in 2000 for $3,975,000, as well as the 3,795 square foot, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom house on Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood they purchased in 1995 for $1,212,000. Your Mama does not imagine they'll be decamping to either of these properties, but we can all sleep like babies at night knowing that the Weithorns will surely end up some place spectacular.


Anonymous said...

I want to see all of their homes. And the one that they will buy as well. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I looked at the virtual tour the other day & wasn't impressed by the decor - I like clean lines & white walls but I found that it had an air of cheapness almost ... & the front of the house is very low key ... love the pool area & garden though & of course in Point Dume like the rest of Malibu it all comes down to the views - which can't really be beaten ...

p.s - the big old house next door - isn't it owned by a cult or something crazy like that? & you have drunken mel just along the street ...

Anonymous said...

The colors are great for that location but that fuzzy ottoman doesn't give ME warm fuzzies.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving this house but not the $19 million price. Does that sound right for this type of house and location?

I found a virtual tour here:

Anonymous said...

yeah, it's priced pretty accurately for the area.

Anonymous said...

Decor is too beige, bland, and blah. But nice house and view.

Sweetie Darling said...

How refreshing to actually see a bookshelf - with books on it! - in a Hollywood home.

Joan said...

Michael and Lisa Weithorn is relative to me. Lisa is my long lost niece. Her father is my brother. We been trying to get in
touch with them. Please let the Weithorn know that her family is
trying to get in touch with her.
They can contact me at: Thank you.

Anonymous said...

dear mama. for your eyes only. did this house ever sell? (not that follow through is any part of your singular brilliance...but just in case you happen to know.)