The Beverly Hills home of influential late entertainment industry luminary Jerry Weintraub has been relisted with an asking price a smidgen shy of $20 million after first and unsuccessfully going up for sale almost a year and a half ago at $25 million. The three-time Emmy-winning film and television producer, talent manager and occasional actor, who produced Golden Globe winner “Behind the Candelabra,” acquired the covetously located property in 1991.
The two-parcel estate, which backs up to Tom Cruise’s equally lavish spread, encompasses a bit more than an acre of verdantly planted grounds accessed by a gated drive that makes a curvaceous swoop up to a parking lot-size motor court with garage space for three cars and additional parking for two dozen more. The approximately 7,200-square-foot main residence, equipped with an elevator and a comprehensive home automation system, has five bedrooms and seven full and two half bathrooms. A guesthouse offers another bedroom and bathroom.
Numerous generous entertaining spaces include formal living and dining rooms, both with fireplaces, as well as a cook’s kitchen with a center island, a game room with a fireplace, and a gigantic media/family room with a walk-in wet bar, a fireplace and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. At the top of a sculptural staircase are several en suite guest bedrooms plus a sprawling master suite decked out with a fireplace, dual bathrooms and walk-in closets, a private terrace and an adjoining office. A separate gym includes a third full bathroom.
Resort-style grounds provide terraced gardens and patios, a lighted tennis court with a viewing pavilion and a pill-shaped swimming pool set into a sunny clearing with a pool bathroom. The listing is handled by David Findley and Mauricio Umansky at The Agency’s Beverly Hills office.
The “Karate Kid” and “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise producer additionally owned a seven-acre bluff-top compound in Malibu that, after first hitting the market with a jaw-dropping price of $75 million, was sold in 2013 for $41 million to apparel mogul Serge Azria. Weintraub’s custom-built 9,100-square-foot house at the Big Horn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., remains available at a smidgen short of $12 million.