You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Shaun White Picks Up Laurel Canyon Micro-Compound (EXCLUSIVE)

Los Angeles, Calif.
$1.6 million
(approx.) 1,200 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus (approx.) 1,300-square-foot recording studio with half bathroom

Celebrated film, television and Broadway composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman, a Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner as well as a five-time Oscar nominee, sold off the larger portion of his two-parcel multi-structure compound above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon for $1.6 million and property records show a corporate entity linked to two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White purchased a 50% undivided interest in the property. Unconfirmed scuttlebutt on the celebrity real estate street is the other half interest was acquired, via blind trust, by the ginger-haired snowboarder’s fashion-savvy musician girlfriend Sarah Barthel, one half of the electro-pop duo Phantogram.

The property consists of two structures separated by a lushly planted courtyard garden with meandering pea gravel patios laced with brick pathways and a trellised deck picturesquely cantilevered over a koi pond. The larger structure, just over 1,300-square-feet on two floors, has an office/games lounge on the ground floor that opens through French doors to the gardens while the upstairs, with high-pitched vaulted ceiling lined with large skylights that flood the airy space with natural light, houses a state-of-the-art recording studio.

Invisible from the street behind the two-story studio building, a classic 1920’s California bungalow of about 1,200-square-feet has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The front door opens directly into a cozily proportioned living room that features ivory-colored hardwood floors, a mosaic tile accented fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a bank of French doors to a deck with built-in bench seating and over-the-foliage sky and canyon views. The spacious separate dining room, comfortably seats 14 under a vaulted, exposed beam ceiling while the unusually brick-floored eat-in kitchen, more than likely to undergo a significant overhaul, has a charming breakfast nook with cushioned built-in banquette and butcher block counter tops on eye-catching if arguably downright kooky, two-tone turquoise and baby blue painted wood cabinets.

Property records indicate Shaiman sold the smaller piece of the compound — an almost 1,800-square-foot architectural with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms — for $1.4 million to veteran television and documentary producer Ethan Goldman.

White, who will head to PyeongChang, South Korea, in February to try to add to his Olympic medal collection, has long been a property gossip column regular who frequently buys, renovates and sells multi-million dollar homes in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. This year alone, the superstar athlete sold an unassuming four-bedroom tract house in Carlsbad, Calif., for $1.075 million as well as an oceanfront contemporary in Encinitas, Calif., that went for $7.995 million and a sleek, glassy architectural in the Hollywood Hills he purchased in August 2015 for $6.4 million and sold in July to “Shark Tank’s” Robert Herjavec for $6.7 million.

White’s current residential holdings stretch from coast to coast and include a small condo in Park City, Utah and a two-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom terraced penthouse in New York City’s East Village he nabbed in 2008 for $1.909 million and briefly set out for sale earlier this year at $2.799 million. He also maintains two side-by-side properties behind gates on a high, ocean-view bluff on Malibu’s celeb-popular Point Dume, both of which had previously been owned by “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss. White bought the first property in 2013 for $8.94 million — it came up as a luxury lease earlier this year at $17,500 per month — and snapped up the neighboring house in the last days of 2016 in an off-market deal for $10.75 million.

listing photos: Century Park Realty

Popular on Variety

More Dirt

  • Whitney Cummings House

    Whitney Cummings Quickly Lands Buyer for Former Studio City Home

    Within two weeks of stand-up comedian, TV writer and veteran roaster Whitney Cummings hanging a $2 million price tag on her former home in Studio City, Calif., the extensively updated and privately situated 1960s California ranch has been lickety-split put into escrow to be sold for an unknown amount to an unknown buyer. Cummings paid [...]

  • Kanye West House

    Kanye West’s Former East Coast Outpost Back for Sale

    The longtime former New York City bachelor pad pied-à-terre of rapper turned fashion designer and pop culture provocateur Kanye West has popped up for sale with an asking price of $4.7 million. West acquired the two fourth floor units that comprise the house-sized Soho condo more than a dozen years ago in two transactions that [...]

  • Anastasia Soare House Beverly Hills

    Cosmetics Billionaire Buys $19.5 Million Beverly Park Mansion

    Beverly Park, the star-studded gated community of megamansions tucked high into the mountains above Beverly Hills, has a new billionaire resident: Anastasia Soare, the Romanian-born beauty guru who immigrated to the U.S. as an adult, founded her own Beverly Hills salon in the 1990s, and grew the little business into what is now Anastasia Beverly [...]

  • Kendrick Lamar House Manhattan Beach

    Kendrick Lamar Drops Nearly $10 Million on Manhattan Beach Mansion

    When he’s not performing to packed arenas worldwide — the international “Damn” tour wrapped up last year with over $62 million in gross receipts — Kendrick Lamar has long resided in L.A.’s South Bay region, specifically in the posh seaside city of Manhattan Beach. And after a reported long spell as an area home renter, [...]

  • Sully

    Georgia Attorney General Closes Probe of 'Sully' Tax Credits

    The Georgia attorney general’s office has closed a criminal investigation into Warner Bros.’ use of tax credits on the Clint Eastwood film “Sully,” after state revenue agents declined to pursue the case. The state prosecutor’s office opened a criminal probe two years ago, after a whistleblower alleged that the production had claimed more than $600,000 [...]

  • Reno Wilson House

    Reno Wilson Lists Mount Washington Bungalow

    Versatile actor Reno Wilson, best known for his long run in a supporting role on the popular primetime sitcom “Mike & Molly,” as well as providing character voices in the blockbuster “Transformers” film series, has listed a quirky micro-compound in L.A.’s up-and-coming Mount Washington neighborhood with a not quite $940,000 asking price. Wilson hopes to [...]

  • Keith Powell House

    Keith Powell Looking for Buyer in Hollywood Hills

    Former “30 Rock” actor Keith Powell has an updated 1920s Spanish cottage in the Cahuenga Pass area of the Hollywood Hills up for grabs at $1.2 million. Online listings indicate the property is already pending sale for an unknown amount and tax records indicate the creator and eponymous star of the award winning 2015-16 web [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content