Monday, September 16, 2013
Courtney Cox Lists A. Quincy Jones House
LOCATION: Bevelry Hills, CA
SIZE: 5,500 square feet (approx.), 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Thanks to an eagle eyed informant we'll henceforth call Diane Todish it's come to Your Mama's attention that sitcom star and producer Courtney Cox (Friends, Cougar Town) and her quirky actor ex-husband David Arquette have, as anticipated by real estate gossips around the globe, finally listed their former family residence in the terrifically trendy and spectacularly spendy Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills (CA) on the open market with a $19,500,000 price tag.*
Property records (and other online resources) show the long ago split but only recently divorced Cox-Arquettes purchased the trophy property in happier marital days, in June 2004, for $5,450,000. They had the A. Quincy Jones-designed single-story sprawler worked over in 2006—with a reconfiguration of the bedroom wing and other alterations—by Cory Buckner, a talented, L.A.-based lady architect who quite literally wrote the to-date definitive book on A. Quincy Jones.
Current listing information (and other online resources) shows the approximately 5,500 square foot house has four bedrooms plus a staff bedroom, a total of 5.5 bathrooms, a bi-level ling room with a free-standing fireplace, vast expanses of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors throughout, and a detached office area. Listing details go on to indicate the property spans .83 almost-all-level acres with panoramic city views, gated off-street parking for up to six cars, and an honest-to-goodness pee-in-your-God-damn-pants perfect circular swimming pool.
We're not sure how their real estate assets got divvied up in their divorce but at the time they split Mister Arquette and Miz Cox also owned a walled, gated and heavily fortified two-ish acre ocean front compound on the bluffs in Malibu that they bought in early 2007 for $17,150,000, had overhauled by architect Michael Kovac and interior designer Trip Haenisch, and photographed for the July/August, 2011, issue of Elle Decor. In September 2011, Miz Cox, through the same trust that owns the Bev Hills and Malibu properties, paid $2,050,000 for a two bedroom and three bathroom condo crib on a high floor at the celeb-saturated Sierra Towers building in West Hollywood.
*Several of Your Mama's well-connected and better informed informants deep inside the celebrity real estate milieu have previously snitched that the house was being shopped for quite some time without success as a pocket listing.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland