SELLER: Russell Peters
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: (approx.) 10,000 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 9 full and 2 half bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Though he lacks the household name recognition of stand-up comics like Kevin Hart and Sarah Silverman, “Notoriously Unknown” Russell Peters is none-the-less one of the highest earning comedians on the planet — he reported hauled in around $19 million in 2015 — and he hopes to substantially boost his fortune with the sale of a Malibu mansion that’s now listed, as was first spotted by the eagle-eyed celebrity property gossip at the L.A. Times, at $11.95 million, a price that is way more than double and practically triple the $4.725 million he paid for the place just two years ago. The big and bulky mansion, of no discernible architectural vernacular as far as we can tell, sits on about an acre of land above postcard perfect Paradise Cove and measures in at approximately 10,000-square-feet, per online marketing materials, with a total of nine bedrooms and nine full and two half bathrooms.
A probably meant to be stately but, in our humble and meaningless opinion, terribly unfortunate porte cochère juts awkwardly over but not completely across the driveway and the front door opens to a showy double-height foyer with an Antebellum inspired staircase and a silver-leafed domed ceiling detail from which hangs a crystal chandelier the shape of an upside-down wedding cake. As is expected in a home of this size, main floor living spaces are generously proportioned and include a great room with fireplace, built-in media equipment and a restaurant-style wet bar wrapped in eye-catching and no doubt quite costly but arguably meretricious backlit onyx. A roomy formal dining room is furnished with a glass-topped table that would just as well be at home in a corporate boardroom and just of the foyer, in a room that is open to the great room and might be better suited as a library or office, there is an extensive collection of exercise contraptions. The up-to-date eat-in kitchen features a double wide island with integrated snack counter, snow-white counter tops, shiny seal grey tile back splashes and a complete collection of designer stainless steel appliances. Walls of glass open the back of the house to a wrap-around veranda and swimming pool terrace that steps down to a vast stone-tile entertainment terrace with Balinese-style gazebo, and a flat expanse of plenteously irrigated grass.
As it turns out, Mister Peters’s Malibu mansion is hardly the only multi-million dollar residence the Canadian bred joke teller has up for sale. A three-story residence of 5,857-square-feet tucked up in to the hills above Studio City, CA, that he picked up in July 2009 for $1.96 million is currently has listed at $2,799,000, down from its original price of $2,999,999, and just outside of Toronto, in Mississauga’s leafy Lorne Park suburb, he maintains an approximately 7,500-square-foot stone-built manor with six bedrooms and six bathrooms — not to mention a heated driveway that makes snow removal effortless — that he acquired in 2012 for an unknown amount and has up for sale at $3,749,000. Mister Peters’ residential property portfolio additionally includes a gated, Beaver Cleaver-style Colonial in the San Fernando Valley community of Woodland Hills that bought in August 2012 for $1.46 million, a small condo in a high-rise complex just off the northern end of The Strip in Las Vegas, and a hum-drum tract house in a gated development in nearby Henderson, Nevada.
listing photos: Rodeo Realty