×

Kevin Bright Seeks Buyer for Broad Beach Compound

Location:
Malibu, Calif.
Price:
$13.995 million
Size:
4,190 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Veteran sitcom director and producer Kevin Bright has put his beachfront compound in Malibu, Calif., on the market at $13.995 million. Situated on more than half of an acre with 80-feet of frontage on prestigious and pricey if rapidly eroding Broad Beach, with off-street parking for more than a dozen cars, the Craftsman-inspired contemporary compound comprises a trio of two-story structures arranged around a lushly planted, plaza-type courtyard. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms sprinkled throughout the cottages that combined measure about 4,200 square feet.

Bright, whose many credits include “Friends,” “Joey” and “In Living Color,” and who has in more recent years produced and/or directed a number of documentaries, acquired the then vacant property in 2000 for not quite $2.1 million and had California architect Chris Sorensen custom-design a comfortably deluxe and somewhat unconventional compound. One cottage is what listing details describe as “a fitness and relaxation hideaway” and another contains the secluded, ocean-view master suite plus a spacious lounge while the third cottage, which contains several guest bedrooms, features a sleekly appointed center island kitchen with vast glass panels that retract into the walls. There’s also a combination living/dining room that opens to a beachside deck through glass panels that disappear into the walls and the central courtyard offers a variety of amenities including an outdoor kitchen, a separate grilling area, a fire pit and — rare for a beachfront property in Malibu — a pill-shaped swimming pool.

The property is listed with Robert Morton, F. Ron Smith and David Berg, all of Smith & Berg Partners, an affiliate of Compass, as well as Stephen Udall at Compass.

This is not the first time the Brights have tried to sell the property. In 2009 and 2010 it was listed with a too-optimistic price of $17.5 million and, as noted by the property gossips at the L.A. Times, in early 2014 it popped back up for sale at $14 million. Bright has several times also made the property available as a rental, most recently in 2016 at $35,000 per month.

Property records indicate Bright and wife Claudia additionally own a neighboring property they picked up in 2006 for $7.4 million as well as a nearly 11,000 square foot mansion in a ritzy, guard-gated enclave in Brentwood where some of their neighbors include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dr. Dre, who bought his lavish chateau-style manse in 2014 for a mouth-drying $40 million from supermodel Gisele Bündchen and six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady.

More Dirt

  • Ellen DeGeneres House

    Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi List Oceanfront Contemporary

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, two of Hollywood’s most prolific ultra high-end house flippers, have put their oceanfront estate in Carpinteria, Calif., up for sale at $24 million, a 29% increase above the $18.6 million the property mad couple paid for the one-plus acre spread not even two years ago. Long owned by prominent [...]

  • Steve Martin House

    Steve Martin Seeks Buyer in Beverly Hills

    Steve Martin has hung a not-quite $2.15 million price tag on the smaller of his two residences that are discreetly tucked into a little-known Beverly Hills, Calif., cul-de-sac in the ruggedly ritzy mountains between Coldwater and Laurel Canyons. Listed with Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates, the semi-retired septuagenarian actor, writer and producer, also accomplished [...]

  • Jerry Perenchio Hous

    ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Mansion Gets Super-Sized Price Cut

    After an epic $50 million price cut, the legendary Los Angeles estate of late billionaire Jerry Perenchio, in the tony heart of Bel Air and known as Chartwell, is now listed at $195 million. Astronomically high as it may be, the drastically reduced new asking price pushes up on half of the preposterously optimistic $350 [...]

  • David Sacks House

    Yammer Founder David Sacks Seeks $22.5 Million for Silicon Valley Estate

    A lavish compound on one of the best streets in Atherton — arguably the most desirable neighborhood in all of Silicon Valley — has popped up for sale with a hefty $22.5 million ask. Owned by angel investor David Sacks and his longtime wife Jacqueline Tortorice, the one-acre property features a traditional-style mansion and guesthouse [...]

  • Kate Spade Apartment

    Manhattan Home of Late Fashion Maven Kate Spade Comes to Market

    The New York City apartment where late fashion designer Kate Spade died just over a year ago has come to market at $6.35 million. Spade and husband, Andy Spade, also her business partner in the Kate Spade New York luxury fashion brand and its various spinoff labels, bought the eight-room Park Avenue spread 20 years [...]

  • Jay Stein House Bel Air

    Stein Mart's Jay Stein Drops $31 Million on Iconic Bel Air Estate

    Although the longterm outlook for most retailers typically ranges from grim to bleak, things are somewhat rosier at Stein Mart. The discount apparel chain, which sports nearly 300 stores in the southern U.S., recently added Amazon Lockers to most locations — a move guaranteed to bring them increased foot traffic — and are cooking up [...]

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Kirsten Dunst Lists Los Angeles Waterfront Property (EXCLUSIVE)

    A waterside residence in Los Angeles’ tony Toluca Lake area that has long been owned by Kirsten Dunst, but primarily occupied by her family, has popped up for sale at $4.7 million. The early aughts “Spider-Man” franchise star, a 2016 Emmy nominee for “Fargo” whose upcoming TV series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content