NBCUniversal head honcho Steve Burke has hoisted his practically brand new manse on the convenient and affluent border between Brentwood and Santa Monica on the market with an asking price just shy of $9.7 million. Property records we peeped at show the bountifully remunerated executive — he hauled in nearly $34 million as the CEO of NBCUniversal in 2014 — purchased the clapboard-sided mansion via trust in late 2013 for $8.7 million, and current listing details show the well-dressed three-floor residence spans more than 8,000 square feet with half a dozen bedrooms and five full and three half bathrooms.
Quarter- and rift-sawn oak floors flow throughout the low-key but refined main-floor living spaces that include a center-hall entry, step-down living room with fireplace, dining room, paneled library, and oversized center-island kitchen with furniture-grade cabinetry, subway tile backsplashes and an adjoining breakfast area and family room with second fireplace. A finished basement, which marketing materials describe as “flooded with natural light,” contains laundry facilities, an en suite staff bedroom, copious storage (including a room for wine) and, naturally, a professional-grade screening room with leather recliner seating and wet bar. Numerous French doors open the main-floor living spaces to the privet-hedge-encircled backyard, which isn’t particularly large but is smartly arranged to include a trellis-shaded dining terrace; a patio for entertaining, with fire pit; a built-in barbecue; a small patch of grass; and a plunge-sized swimming pool with inset spa.
Burke and wife Gretchen, parents to five, also own a four-unit combination, park-view sprawler in a distinguished building on New York City’s Upper West Side that they acquired in three separate transactions in 2011 for a total outlay of $16.5 million. And they still own an 8,000-plus-square-foot, double-wide townhouse on a leafy block near Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square bought in 2010 for $5.85 million and currently on the market for $4.75 million — that’s more than a $1 million loss, children.
listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices