BUYERS: Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr.
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: 2,959 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: As was first revealed by the long-legged blond gal at Trulia Luxe, newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — married last month in front of a slew of rich, famous and/or politically connected at the groom’s famed family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass — shelled out $4.995 million for a landlocked compound in the heart of Malibu’s Point Dume area.
Property records show the gated estate, described in digital marketing materials as a “Connecticut compound in Malibu,” was sold by eight-time Emmy winning composer David Kurtz, primarily known for his two-plus decade long professional associations with the daytime soap stories “The Young and The Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
The tree-ringed and mostly landscaped property spans .86 acres with a single-story, barn-like main house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms in a fairly modest 2,959 square feet. The main house includes a fully wood-paneled Great room — and we’re talking paneled walls and vaulted ceiling — with bone-colored wood floors, built-in shelves and raised hearth fireplace rendered in down-home style used brick. An adjoining sun porch could easily do double-duty as a sun-flooded dining room and a nearby library/media lounge has more built-in shelving and a high-tech integrated surround sound system. The u-shaped kitchen has chunky wood beams on the ceiling, over-sized multi-pane windows, white ceramic tile counter tops, knotted cabinetry that may or may not be hickory or pine, a center island snack counter and separate but adjoining breakfast room.
A detached, studio-style guest cottage has a vaulted ceiling, massive red brick fireplace with raised firebox and a private bathroom while a third building houses a two-room soundproof studio on the lower floor (with separate powr, internet, heat and a/c) and a sky-lit and wood-floored office/den with fireplace on the second. A fourth building, the pool house, has a fully wood-paneled lounge — walls and ceiling again — plus a small kitchen and a sleeping loft. Listing details go on to show the compound includes a refrigerated wine shed, a two story tree house so sweet it makes the child in Your Mama ache with envy, a fire pit, heated pool and spa, built-in barbecue area, and a small storage barn.
In the fall of 2012 Mister Kennedy Jr, a hard-charging eco-activist attorney, put a $4 million asking price on the 12-ish acre eco-conscious estate in upscale Bedford, NY, where is first wife, May, hanged herself earlier that year. He quickly sold the 10,000-ish square foot residence in mid-December (2013) for $3.95 million, apparently to the same, otherwise unidentified “bicoastal couple” who last year paid $13.5 million for a 5,000+ square foot spread directly below Mariah Carey’s palatial, Mario Buatto bedazzled triplex penthouse in New York City’s spendy and celeb-favored TriBeCa ‘hood. Mister Kennedy, by his own word, owns another Westchester County home that this property gossip knows not a thing about.
Miz Hines, whose been in a bunch of movies (“RV,” “Waitress,” “The Ugly Truth”) but is surely best known for her sitcom roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the still—in-producution “Suburgatory,” recently sold her cedar-shingled ranch house in the upper section of L.A.’s swanky Bel Air for $3,105,000. (She paid, in case any of y’all are curious, $2.35 million for the five-bedroom and four-bathroom spread in August 2010.
Listing photos: Coldwell Banker