UTA’s Jim Berkus Asks $5 Million for BevHills Estate

United Talent Agency chairman and pre-Oscar night party thrower Jim Berkus has his Beverly Hills home up for sale with an asking price just shy of $5 million. The mega-agent, who represents a Hollywood who’s who that includes the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Barbra Streisand, Owen Wilson and Channing Tatum, purchased the circa-1927 Spanish-style casa just over three years ago for $3.2 million. Current listing details show the house, just a few doors down from David Geffen’s Tinseltown pedigreed 10-acre estate, stands behind gates on a compact, 0.16-acre midblock lot in convenient lower Benedict Canyon, and measures in at not quite 4,300 square feet, with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

The double-height foyer with original stained-glass windows is complimented by a step-down living room with fireplace, vaulted ceiling and clay tile flooring. There’s a separate family room and adjacent workout room, and the cove-ceilinged formal dining room leads to a breakfast room with built-in dining banquette and spacious center-island kitchen — with all the bells and whistles to be expected in an expensively maintained $5 million house in the 90210. Large-paned glass doors open to a tree-shaded and paver-tiled courtyard, with tiled fountain, outdoor fireplace, multiple lounging and dining areas and a swimming pool.

It’s not such a surprise Berkus and his wife have decided to sell their Benedict Canyon digs, since they quietly upgraded their residential circumstances earlier this year with the $11 million acquisition of a far more grand and freshly renovated 7,125-square-foot mansion on a palm-lined street in the ever-more-popular and increasingly pricey Flats area of Bev Hills.

listing photos: The Agency

Filed Under:

Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply

2 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. dellH says:

    Love this house and location, will sell at $5 million easily.

  2. Desert Donna says:

    I saw this on the Agency web site and thought it was charming..not sure its 5M charming but time will tell.

More Dirt News from Variety

Loading