SELLER: Sharon Stone
BUYER: Lili Zanuck
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms (total)
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: All the children who hang around here long enough eventually learn that Your Mama loves us some Sharon Stone real estate cray-cray almost as much as we love a third gin & tonic. Today, bless her real estate heart, we're feeling a little bad for the ol' girl.
We first heard it from Our Fairy Godmother in Beverly Hills and then we received a covert communique from a well-connected insider—let's call him Charlie Chitchatter—who snitched that magically mercurial Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone has done sold a five-ish acre estate in Beverly Hills, CA that Your Mama first discussed way back in December 2006 when it popped up on the open market with a starry-eyed $12,500,000 asking price.
After many fits and starts, countless price reductions and at least one high-paying rental tenancy, Miz Stone—who never, as far as we know, actually occupied the property—has sold the neo-Mediterranean style compound for, according to documentation provided by Our Fairy Godmother in Beverly Hills, $6,595,000.
That's a whole lotta dough by any standard but it's also almost half Miz Ston's original asking price and represents, as per our bejeweled abacus, a bank account flogging $4,400,000 loss. Ouch!
We can't help but imagine that Miz Stone is wildly rich. Fer chrissakes, her lifetime box office receipts total more than $718,000,000 so we certainly hope she got her professional due and will never want for a late model Bentley and racks full of those—ahem—daring, designer red carpet clothes she's (in)famous for donning. But, still, $4.4 million bucks is, well, almost $4.5 million damn dollars. An ass load of dough, you know?
Anyhoo, according Mister Chitchatter the new owner of Miz Stone's unwanted compound is none other than recently widowed movie producer Lili Zanuck who—so the high-priced property scuttlebutt goes in the Platinum Triangle—recently sold her rather elegant and very correct red brick Georgian in the Beverly Park community. One informant told us Miz Z. sold for $21.5 to some Saudi Prince and another informant told us it went for $20.5 million to a Middle Eastern woman who may—or may not—knock the house down to make way for her own version of a Beverly Hills dream house.
A few more clickty-clacks on our bejeweled abacus shows that unlike unlucky Miz Stone, lucky Miz Zanuck realized a nearly fifteen million dollar profit on her mansion swap, not counting any outstanding mortgages, fees and etc. that may be associated with the transaction.
Miz Zanuck's new digs, according to listing information we teased out of the internets, has a main house with four family bedrooms (plus a separate staff suite) and two additional bedrooms in the detached, two-story guest house that also houses a fitness room and state-of-the-art media room. There are a total of 8.5 bathrooms between the main and guest houses, two of which are located in the second floor master suite
The approximately 6,500 square foot main house has a semi-open plan formal living and dining room with a wide bank of glass that disappears into the walls when open, a paneled and carpeted library with fireplace and a spacious and well-equipped but dated and dull kitchen with butcher block center island work top.
The lushly landscaped grounds, nestled into a steep and private hillside just below Sylvester Stallone's mansion on the south rim of the northern section of the bifurcated Beverly Park enclave, includes covered parking for up to 14 cars, numerous terraces and patios, well-watered lawns, a free-form swimming pool and spa, lots of meandering lighted pathways and fountains and a lighted tennis court with fab court side cabana.
As far as we know, Miz Stone remains in residence in the walled, gated and heavily fortified 10,537 square foot Bev Hills mansion she picked up in March 1995 for $3,200,000.
listing photos: Rodeo Realty