×

‘American Idol’ Producer Lists Valley Mid-Century Valley (EXCLUSIVE)

Nine-time Emmy-nominated reality TV producer Cécile Frot-Coutaz listed a crisply renovated mid-century modern residence tucked up into the prosperous foothills of the San Fernando Valley with a price tag upwards of $2 million. French-born Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia and, as Simon Cowell’s right-hand woman, a longtime producer on “American Idol,” “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent,” purchased the property in 2005 for just over $1.3 million.

Custom designed in the mid 1950s by architect James W. Larson and respectfully restored and updated to honor and enhance the home’s architectural integrity, the unassuming, low-slung residence is all but hidden from the street behind a low wall and a lushly landscaped courtyard entry. Airy, open-plan interior spaces, which contain a total of five bedrooms and three renovated bathrooms in almost 3,000 square feet, feature lustrous, hand-polished concrete floors, restored original wood accents and vast walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass sliders that open to a pristine, professionally landscaped yard and saltwater swimming pool.

A massive stone fireplace anchors the living room and a spacious separate family room offers integrated media equipment, an indoor barbecue and a long wall of glass that opens to a roomy lanai with built-in ceiling heaters.

There are three guest bedrooms plus a spacious master suite, all with well-preserved custom built-ins. There’s also a detached en suite staff bedroom/home office with a built-in desk attached to the back of the two-car garage, plus a custom-designed retreat/studio privately perched on the wooded hillside behind the house.

listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty

More Dirt

  • Melissa McCarthy House

    Melissa McCarthy Seeks Short-Term Tenant in Toluca Lake (EXCLUSIVE)

    A smartly maintained and updated, 1940s bungalow in L.A.’s affluent Toluca Lake community that is owned by deft comedy actress turned critically acclaimed leading lady Melissa McCarthy has popped up as a short-term furnished rental at $10,000 per month. The 2019 “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Oscar nominee, also nominated in 2012 for her scatologically [...]

  • Tracy Morgan House

    Tracy Morgan Loses Small Fortune on Former New Jersey Residence (EXCLUSIVE)

    After nearly a year on the market at steadily declining prices that started at nearly $2.25 million, Tracy Morgan has sold his former home in Cresskill, N.J., for $1.2 million. Unfortunately for the seriously irreverent “Last O.G.” star, the sale price is not just an astonishing 25% below than the not quite $1.6 million final [...]

  • Orlando Bloom House

    Orlando Bloom Lists Beverly Hills Bachelor Pad

    Just about a month after he got engaged — in a helicopter on Valentines Day to pop music cynosure Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom has not too surprisingly put his ultra-modern Beverly Hills, Calif., bachelor pad up for sale at $8.999 million. The “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise beau-hunk, who has [...]

  • Christie Brinkley Swaps New York Apartments

    Christie Brinkley Swaps Rented Condos in Manhattan (EXCLUSIVE)

    Word has slipped down the celebrity-property-gossip grapevine that Christie Brinkley and her pooch Chester have settled into a new and pricey rented apartment in New York City’s West Village that was last listed at $25,000 per month. Owned by a real estate investment concern and located on the higher floor of a swank, multi-building complex [...]

  • Krista Vernoff Lists Los Feliz Home

    'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Krista Vernoff Seeks Sale of Los Feliz Home (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fresh on the heels of inking a multiyear deal with ABC to create and develop new projects under their Trip the Light Prods. banner, “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff and producing partner/husband Alexandre Schmitt, an accomplished music video and commercial producer, have listed their solar-powered home in a quiet corner of L.A.’s Los Feliz area [...]

  • Marisol Nichols Lists Los Angeles Home

    ‘Riverdale’s’ Marisol Nichols Lists Toluca Lake Home

    It’s not too much of a surprise, given her pending divorce, that “Riverdale” star Marisol Nichols has her family home in an unsung corner of the celeb-packed L.A. neighborhood of Toluca Lake up for sale, at a tad below $1.8 million. Nichols split with filmmaker husband Taron Lexton, director-producer of the 2017 coming-of-age film “In [...]

  • Emma Stone House

    Emma Stone Lists Home in Beverly Hills (EXCLUSIVE)

    Busy as a beaver Hollywood darling Emma Stone has her celeb-pedigreed home in the Coldwater Canyon area of Beverly Hills, Calif., up for sale at $3.899 million. Invisible behind a high wall and imposing, camera-secured gates along a serene, little-known lane and previously owned by late British actor and bon vivant Dudley Moore, the expensively [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content