Mega film and television producer Peter Guber and his wife Tara continue a 10-year run of selling off properties. This time it’s a 4,324 square foot home, one of three adjacent properties Los Angeles, California, purchased by the Gubers between 1991 and 1996. The price tag: a meager $16,250,000.
Guber is the guy behind movies such as Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance. Looks like whoever buys this house will have the Gubers as neighbors, along with Leonard Nimoy and Lee Iacocca – could make for some interesting block parties.
The original Guber property in swanky Bel Air was purchased from media giant Grant Tinker for just over 7 million: 7,000 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, tennis court, dance studio, swimming pool, and 5.18 acres. The Gubers, of course, added their own personal touches, bringing the property up 13,933 square feet with more bedrooms, more bathrooms, and various other playthings.
In June of 1994, Guber purchased a 2,766 square foot house next door to this property, and followed up in August of 1996 by acquiring a 5.38 acre parcel of land with a mid-century modern house designed by A. Quincy Jones. This third lot, which apparently served as the kids’ playroom, is now for sale. The Gubers will presumably still occupy the primary residence.
At less than the $89,950,000 mega-mansion currently being built in Beverly Hills, even I can afford this bargain.
Um, no wait. There’s no way in hell I could afford this. But, I would like to crash those block parties.
by John Barker