SELLER: Kevin Huvane
LOCATION: Calle Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 1.44 acres, 7,100 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: The best estate property currently available in the city of Beverly hills with sweeping downtown to ocean views. Original 1930s manor house, untouched for many years. Lawn, N/S tennis court, incredible private drive and motor court, amazing privacy. Renovate the existing home or start from scratch on one of the most coveted streets in the world. Lot is approx. 1.4 acres.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In Hollywood one need not be a celebrity to be filthy rich. Sometimes just managing the white hot careers of celebrities makes a person rich as the freaking Pope. Take for example Mister Kevin Huvane, the well known double talking mouthpiece of celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, and Uma Thurman, to name just a few.
Mister Huvane, a master of sticking to the celebrity party line, purchased this house in December of 2003 for an undisclosed sum of money. However, Your Mama happens to know that the house had an asking price of $8,495,000, and when purchased had only been on the market for just a couple of weeks. And four years ago the Los Angeles real estate market was a full tilt feeding frenzy for anyone with a little cash in their pocket, so if we had to wager a bet, we’d put our money on Mister Huvane paying very, very close to the asking price.
From what Your Mama understands, Mister Huvane has never occupied this house nor has he made any improvements to the property during ownership. Certainly he has kept it tidy and retained a team of landscapers to mow the lawn and water the plants, but otherwise, the house is in need of a total rehab. One of Your Mama’s sources says the property has great views, but the house is wreckage. And there is no swimming pool on the property which is a real shame on a house that costs nearly as much as some African countries’ GNP.
We haven’t a clue whether Mister Huvane intended to renovate this house for himself or if he simply wanted to park 8 or $9,000,000 and flip the house for a huge profit a few years later. What we do know is that he currently resides in a 4,853 square foot house on Oak Pass Road that he purchased from Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher for $900,000 back in 1994.
Even though the asking price appears to be excessively high for a fixer, consider the neighborhood. Vidal Sassoon lives up the street in a spectacular contemporary house, Miss Merv Griffin, may she rest in peace, is close by, and catty corner and adjacent is the new Crooz compound that TomKat purchased recently for $32,500,000. So figure if little Tommy Boy paid $32.5M for his freshly renovated house, then, this house is a relative bargain even if it needs five or eight million in renovations.
What Your Mama wants to know is why notorious high end house flipper Sandy Gallin hasn’t already snapped this property up? Or is he waiting for Merv’s house to hit the market now that Merv has met his maker?
Whatever the case, Your Mama expects someone with an eye for detail, or at least the money to pay for an eye for detail, will buy this house, raze the old girl and build a big Bev Hills behemoth fit for Hollywood or Middle Eastern royalty. But buyer beware, Tom Crooz is not going to tolerate workers banging hammers and ripping saws at all hours of the day or night. And nobody, we mean nobody needs that tiny torrent of anger coming at them all in a snit because his beauty rest has been interrupted by construction noise next door.