Patrick Dempsey Does It Up in the Bu

BUYER: Patrick Dempsey
PRICE: $7,000,000
SIZE: 5,547 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: The children regularly question Your Mama about the real estate doings of a lot different famous people as if we are the damn Oracle of Delphi and know everything about everyone’s bizness. Much as we’d love to promote that illusion, it simply isn’t true. Our powers, we’re not eager to confess, are far less potent than many of the children seem to believe.

Over the last year one of the persons we’ve been queried about more than anyone else is the much lusted after actor Patrick Dempsey who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on the enormously popular hospital drama Gray’s Anatomy. Not being a fan of the hospital drama genre of boob-toob fare–we do not even want to think about our aged internist schtupping his nubile nurse at work–we can’t say that we know all too much about this Mister Dempsey or his Doctor character other than the poor man is saddled with the rather embarrassing nickname McDreamy by a lot of horny and under-sexed, middle-aged ladees whose huzbands probably stopped humping them 45 pounds ago.

Anyhoo, for the 6 months or so the real estate whereabouts of Mister Dempsey were a mystery to Your Mama, a real god damn sixty four thousand dollar question. Yes, we’d heard the rumors about him living in Malee-boo and we’d heard through the real estate grapevine that he was shacking up in the Sunset Strip area, but until recently we had no real intelligence about where the faux-doctor was hanging his scrubs.

In July of 2006 Mister and Missus Dempsey forked over $3,100,000 for a 3,841 square foot New England-y style domicile on Chantilly Road in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. In early 2009 they listed the property with an asking price of $3,595,000 and decamped for a rented residence on N. Bundy Drive in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. After several prodigious price chops, the Chantilly Road property finally sold in late 2009 for $2,571,500, a stunning $529,000 loss not counting the fat real estate fees that the Dempseys surely paid to their real estate people. The last we knew about the Dempsey’s was in early 2010 when we heard from a reliable informant that they’d done left from their leased crib in Brentwood with their trio of youngins and headed to parts unknown.

Fast forward to this very week when we received a clandestine dispatch from Franny Francophile who directed Your Mama’s limited attentions to some hard evidence as to the real estate transactions of Patty Dempsey and, as it turns, out he and the family are indeed making a nest in hills above Zuma Beach in Malibu, CA.

A little peep and poke around the property records revealed to Your Mama that back in June of 2009 Mister and Missus Dempsey dumped $7,000,000 on a 3.24 acre property that includes multi-level contemporary residence originally designed in 1972 by maverick architect Frank Gehry as the home and studio for abstract artist Ron Davis. Mister Davis sold the property in the early 1990s and it eventually landed in the hands of architecturally minded and suggestively named investor Alex Glasscock and his wife Sue who, property records reveal, paid $1,900,000 for the property in March of 2003.

Listing information provided to Your Mama by Franny Francophile shows the vaguely wedge shaped, barn-like residence measures 5,547 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 poopers including the master suite that contains dual poopers and closets, a fireplace, plasma screen tee-vee and a wide, wood framed sliding glass door that provides access to a private relaxation garden.

What’s inneresting to Your Mama is that unless some sort of expansion is planned, Mister and Missus Dempsey spent seven million clams to buy a house in which two of their three shorties will need to double up in one of the secondary bedrooms. About that situation Your Mama can only tell the children that iffin we were one of Mister Dempsey’s off-spring, we would most certainly grow up to be deeply resentful of having to share a damn bedroom with a sibling given that, clearly, there’s plenty of dough-ray-me for all of the Dempsey children to be provided with their own private bedroom if not their own private pooper too, you know?

Anyoo, a long, gated cobblestone drive leads up to the main house where a wall of glass tucked into the chunky structure marks the front entry, a small lofted area that overlooks the voluminous, airy and maze like interior spaces that are unified by a gigantic, 20-foot by 20-foot central sky light that pierces ceiling. A staircase winds down from the entry to the “formal” living area that has reclaimed wide plank wood floors, a double height ceiling with behemoth beams, and a fireplace flanked by shelving set into the crisp, white plaster walls. The living area spills into the “formal” dining area where a wall of windows looks out onto the drought tolerant gardens all did up and done over by sooblime landscape architect Scott Shrader who specializes in merging the vibe of a home’s interior spaces with its exterior environment resulting in a seamless integration of classic California style indoor and outdoor living.

Although there really aren’t any “formal” areas of the house, the more casual, family areas consist of a v-shaped galley style kitchen with thick, polished concrete counter tops and the usual coterie of high grade stainless steel appliances–including a built in Miele brand cappuccino maker–usually found in multi-million dollar dwellings. The kitchen opens into a large breakfast area and a large, elevated den that hovers over the breakfast area has built in shelving, a long wall of pane free windows, and a wall-mounted flat screen tee-vee. There are, in addition to the 3 bedrooms, two offices.

Mister Gehry clad the exterior of the house with corrugated metal and exposed wood, a combination that allows the house to both set apart and comingle with the quasi-natural landscaped environment that surrounds the house. The south side of the house opens to a colossal cobblestone terrace that meanders though the shaded and rustic landscape and a sun-bleached wooden deck that surrounds the massive swimming pool inserts a rigid order into an otherwise tangled landscape. There are tree-shaded banquettes around the swimming pool and an outdoor rain shower.

The sprawling property also includes an existing barn with three stalls, tack room and wash racks, a riding ring, two irrigated pastures, a chicken coop, and established raised bed vegetable and herb gardens accented with rose bushes and flowering vines that wrap around a long pergola. Listing information indicates the previous owners, the unfortunately named Glasscocks, submitted plans to the city of Malibu for a 3,343 square foot Laura Burkhalter designed barn with a 2nd story loft.

At the time the Mister and Missus Dempsey bought their new house in the Bu the interior day-core have been exquisitely done up and worked over by accomplished Malibu, CA and Sag Harbor, NY based decorator Michael Lee who, Your Mama thinks, owes a debt of decorative gratitude to another Michael, the late, great Michael Taylor. For those not edgumuhcated in the history of interior day-core Mister Taylor is widely and frequently credited as the creator of the “California Look,” a glam meets rustic style characterized by a neutral but intricately and interestingly textured palette, huge, white upholstered pieces, stone and rough hewn wood accents, indoor trees, and sleek, sexy and clean lined elements in all the right places such as the kitchen and pooper.

Now children, before y’all start praising or dissin‘ on Mister Dempsey’s day-core please keep in mind that the listing photos show the interior spaces as they looked when the pornographically named Mister and Missus Glasscock occupied the premises. Presumably Mister and Missus Dempsey have put their own decorative stamp on the day-core. We don’t know what decorative plans the Dempsey’s have (or have instituted) for their new house but Your Mama can only hope they had the good sense to hire someone with a similarly deft hand as Mister Lee. What we do know is that the Dempseys are committed to an organic Malibu lifestyle and that they employed Scott Shrader to re-work some of his original landscape design to incorporate outdoor cooking facilities and a number of sustainable elements for food-production.

Another celebrity real estate mystery solved.

photographer: Nick Springett

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I more than second the above post.

    Yawn. Here we go again. People who are not even here in the US, and who can barely speak simple English, telling us how stupid and blind we here all are.

    Yet again, they spew their idiot theories, provide zero proof for them, and then just slink away. Yawn !

  2. Anonymous says:

    Please don’t label your sick fantasy as truth. We are tired of hearing about your unsubstantiated “inside information” as to state of Dempsey’s
    marriage. It’s obvious you don’t even live in this country, much less in the LA area. I regard comments from people living in Malibu to be far more reliable than your unfounded idle

  3. Anonymous says:

    Aah ! How to turn something to good account ?
    The ones who see no further than the end of their nose, have created the fuss.
    Yes PD is a family man but not with the one who lives in the Bu!
    Gosh! There are none so blind as will not see.
    Your mental block will not stop the truth from comeing out!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Actually the fuss was about the insinuation that he lived in the HH and visited his “ex-wife” and children
    infrequently. He is not divorced. and is a self proclaimed family man. I agree his present schedule doesn’t allow him enough time in his fab Malibu house but he is in his 40’s and
    trying to insure his family’s future because he knows only too well how fleeting fame and fortune can be.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why all the fuss about whether he has another house in the Hollywood Hills? Given his self-proclaimed long, long days on the set of his popular tv show combined with his extra-curricular activities (now children, get your mind out of the gutter, I was referring to his movies, product endorsements, car racing, charity work, etc.), the hot hunk’s hardly ever home anyway. It’s a shame, too, cause that’s one heck of a house.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I don’t care of their marital status but do you know divorced people who spend a saturday evening together, having dinner head to head and walking arm in arm. In my world, no!
    Pics taken over this weekend.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Further proof that PD lives in Malibu with his family.

    Patrick and Jill grocery shopping at Malibu Farmers Market, the day after he got back from filming T3 in Chicago.

    This would be the same Chicago movie set that wife flew out to on the last weekend in July, so she could spend her 11th anniversary with her hubby. Yeah, that screams D-I-V-O-R-C-E to me. Ummm…not !

    So good luck posting all those remarks calling us idiots, and ridiculous for saying that he lives in Malibu, full time with his family. We are not blind idiots defending PD’s living arrangements as we believe the PR hype.

    We have proof backing up our opinions. We post them here. You do not.

    No doubt you will keep on calling us idiots, and you will slink away whenever we ask you for the proof to back up your opinions and insinuations. That’s ok, we’ll be here the next time you slink back to spread your venom. With our proof. The proof that you have never been able to produce.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The spite with which you imply that he doesn’t live in Malibu makes me smile. If his LA place is well known please tell us where he lives. We are all ears…
    On an other hand,I haven’t read nowhere that Jill is his ex-wife . Where have you dug this interesting info ?
    Do you only guess, reason, speculate on,use your brain or read it in a very well informed paper?
    This pic [img]×337.jpg[/img]doesn’t really go in your way ! Does it?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well you’ve come slinking back again with your garbage. Still waiting for proof of the HH house. If it’s so well known what is the address?

    When did Jill become his ex-wife? She must not know about the divorce because she flew to Chicago to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary on 7/31 while he was shooting Transformers3 and that can be proved.

    What is ridiculous is your unsubstantiated malicious gossip.
    Again prove it or shut up.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Funny how some are defending Dempsey like they are his PR around here.

    His LA place is well known and no he doesn’t reside in Malibu. he lives near the Grey’s studios in a gated community. believe what you wish… but defending him like that is really too ridiculous

    And yeah right.. you saw Dempsey around this house… thats a joke.
    wake up people LA is as fake as they want you to believe so don’t defend any of those stars. its all lies… the ex-wife and kids live there . only. he drops by to see the kids only.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The house may only have 3 bedrooms, but with 5,500+ Sq.ft and 2 offices I think they will be able to provide the boys with separate rooms when needed. It is such a spectacular property that I can’t imagine they would ever want anything more in CA. This is an amazing house providing them with privacy, organic gardens, riding arena and beach proximity. What a wonderful atmosphere for the Dempsey children.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know if it was a long time ago but in May he was still working out in Culver City.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Although I’m confused by their buying a house with only three bedrooms, I must say it looks and sounds fabulous. One would think they’d be in this for a while, and eventually the boys would need/want their own rooms. On the other hand, it sounds like a very unique property, with some (modern) history attached. Love the transition of indoor to outdoor space and vice versa–as a city-dweller, something I’m not used to. Also, what I’d give for an outdoor rain shower! Good for him!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    A long time ago it was in Culver City, now it is any more not true.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Mama,

    I’ve never seen a 7 million dollar Malibu chicken coop before.

    I can die now!


  16. Anonymous says:

    I dunno where he lives but I do know for the gym (same place than my bf ) and it’s in Culver City.

  17. Oh Mama says:

    Oh Mama – this has to be one of your funniest posts ever. Thank you thank you thank you for always entertaining the children! Gooorgeous house, too…
    Have a wonderful time in the wilderness!

  18. Roger says:

    This house can only be appreciated when seen – truly amazing. It’s over 5k sq feet and yet only has 3 bedrooms – very spacious place.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Yep, I wouldn’t mind seeing some PROOF that Patrick lives anywhere other than the Malibu house. Claims are easy to make. Back it up or shut up.

  20. Anonymous says:

    what’s his expensive hobby?
    sounds intriguing. . .
    oh yeah, car racing.

  21. Anonymous says:

    He does live in Malibu. I know people who live there who see him out and about there all the time.

    Also, over the past several months, PD has been seen and photographed by the paparzzi riding his bike in Malibu, shopping at the Ralph Lauren store in Malibu, hiking in the Malibu hills, and going to the gym in Malibu.

    When the paps post the pix online, they tag them with where and when they were taken. They clearly say Malibu. Why on earth would he be doing all those things in Malibu if he didn’t live there?

    Here is just one such link to pix that were take of him walking home from a hike in Malibu on May 15. They were taken on the very street that The Tin House is on.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous said…[quote][i]Actually like mama said he’s shacking up in the Sunset Strip… he does have a place to stay in the hills… the house is mainly occupied by wife and kids.(/quote]
    [quote]A rumor posted by me ? I’m happy to learn I’m the real Estate gravepine.
    I know for a fact Dempsey has a place in the hills, maybe he doesn’t feel to drive all the way from and to home after a long work day or when he has to be on set very early ?
    Are you crazy or something ?? why are you so upset about him having a house in the HH ?
    Anyway, believe it or not he does have a house in the HH and he’s there more than he’s in Malibu.[/quote][/i]

    Please darling,offer proof of what you put forward or shut up. We get bored with your cock-and-bull stories.

  23. Anonymous says:

    To the person who insists that he has a second home in the HH, I’ll join the previous poster in asking to see your proof please. Address? Deed? Photos? Any evidence at all will do. It’s easy to make anonymous, unsubstantiated claims, so if you want to be taken seriously, surely you won’t mind telling us exactly how you came by the information and showing us your proof. The fact is that Mr. Dempsey makes a lot of money, but not an unlimited amount and he has three homes to support — Malibu, Maine and Texas — plus his racing business, and he’s serious about securing his family’s financial future against the vagaries of the entertainment industry. Buying a second home in the same city makes little sense, so I’m calling your bluff. Proof please. Thank you.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Hee! Stupidity is back! It had been a while since we had not been entitled to your comments.
    Of course he makes a lot of money but thence buy two houses, that’s pushing it too far.
    And above don’t forget his expensive hobby.

  25. Anonymous says:

    If you KNOW FOR A FACT that PD spends more time in
    the HH than the Bu, please support it with some evidence. Sorry but crazy or not I’m just not taking your word for it..

  26. Anonymous says:

    A rumor posted by me ? I’m happy to learn I’m the real Estate gravepine.
    I know for a fact Dempsey has a place in the hills, maybe he doesn’t feel to drive all the way from and to home after a long work day or when he has to be on set very early ?
    Are you crazy or something ?? why are you so upset about him having a house in the HH ?
    Anyway, believe it or not he does have a house in the HH and he’s there more than he’s in Malibu.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Mama didn’t say that, she was referring to a rumor probably posted by you. If they are living apart why did his family just join him in Baton Rouge while he is filming “Flypaper” When requested no one ever confirmed PD’s purchase of a house in the HH, The purchase of Tin House Farm obviously has been confirmed. Why don’t you either post the proof or stop with the malicious, unconfirmed and unsubstantiated gossip.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Actually like mama said he’s shacking up in the Sunset Strip… he does have a place to stay in the hills… the house is mainly occupied by wife and kids.

  29. Anonymous says:

    This house is Gehry’s first, (1970-72)before his own house in Santa Monica. It is famous internationally among artitechts and buffs as the Ron Davis Studio. I envy the Dempsey’s this spectacular property.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Since two of their three “shorties” are three year old twin boys, they would probably be sharing a bedroom in a larger house.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Whether anyone likes it or not , he lives in Zuma hills, not in HH !

  32. Anonymous says:

    Well Mama, I have two things to say. It’s about time…and thank you!

  33. Anonymous says:

    pretty boring and drab on the inside

  34. Anonymous says:

    Nice work, Mama.

    Some siblings prefer to share sleeping quarters. Certainly it can be viewed as an anecdote to the individualism that is too entrenched in our “I, me, me, my” culture.

  35. angie says:

    I absolutely love this home.. the modern, mildly rustic architecture, skylight entrance and variety of high ceilings, walls of tall windows and natural wood everywhere, the multitude of glass doors creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living flow, generous size patios, large pool, and ample land with an abundance of gardens, greenery, and nature – a beautiful home and property without being ‘showy’. The overall ambiance is wonderfully serene and relaxing. This is one of the extremely rare celeb owned compounds I utterly admire without hesitation, would love to own myself, and consider it worth every penny they paid. This just never happens. Thanks sooo much Mama.

    What a letdown that you’re not the Oracle of Delphi. I was so hoping you were ;)

  36. Anonymous says:

    I just love it!!

  37. Anonymous says:

    “45 pounds ago”

    Is that her 45 pounds or his?

  38. Anonymous says:

    This house was featured in Martha Stewart Living awhile back; The Glasscocks named the house something like The Tin House and have such sign at the front door; the feature, since in MSL, was mostly about growing their own veggies/herbs/ and raisin’ chickens, having guests for outdoor dining, etc… The skylight in the living space also confirms that this is the same house besides its gray exterior and unqiue design – and related buildings. It’s in the 29000 block of Cuthbert, but difficult to see from the road, so as Moma always says, no need to be driving by — plus, satellite pics show you so much more than a drive-by does anyway. The price seems steep to me – even for ‘bu, size of house, and 3 acres given its location, but each to their own. At least, he got out of that jammed in Chantilly Road house barely off the street and barely fitting onto the lot. Now, they have some space, sky, view,….

  39. Anonymous says:

    Confidential to Professor Ludvig Shetmilheiser:

    My colleagues and I were dining and discussing your proposed celebrity real estate ADD diagnosis. We in Trenton assess that the Los Angeles celebrities appear to have real estate RAD: Reactive Attachment Disorder. As itty-bitty celebrity infants, their parents moved from one trophy property to another, and the celebrity children could never attach to their homes. Now as adults, they repeat the vicious cycle, and with meddling mayhem angrily dismember and remuddle each property they briefly occupy.

    Dr. Hedda LaTess

  40. Anonymous says:

    Seen the missus and the kids a few times around there but never mister McDreamy…. too bad for me.

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