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A ‘Very Brady’ sale in Malibu

  • By Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming and Lauren Beale Los Angeles Times
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

LOS ANGELES —”Brady Bunch” actor Barry Williams, who has been busy renovating his former TV home on “A Very Brady Renovation,” has sold his oceanfront home in Malibu for $5.82 million.

Found within celebrity-popular Malibu Cove Colony, the two-story beach house features high ceilings and walls of windows that take in sweeping ocean views.

Built in 1974, the home has a little over 2,800 square feet, a living room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a dining room, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The upstairs master suite, which has its own fireplace, opens to a private deck. On the lower level, there’s an ocean-facing terrace with stairs leading to the sandy beach below.

The property first came up for sale three years ago for $7.15 million and was more recently listed at $6.375 million. Over the last decade, it was put up for lease for as much as $19,500 a month.

Williams, 65, is known for his role as the eldest Brady son, Greg, on the beloved series “The Brady Bunch.” Since the show’s conclusion in 1974, the actor has appeared in multiple television and movie spinoffs, including “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour,” “A Very Brady Christmas” and “The Brady Bunch Movie.” Recently, Williams and the other actors who played the “Brady Bunch” siblings got together for HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation.”

A beachfront action-thriller

Action-thriller actor Jason Statham and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have deemed their Malibu beach house expendable, listing the oceanfront property for sale at $19.95 million.

The black-shingled contemporary has a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from homes in the Malibu Colony enclave. The lair-like residence contains 3,909 square feet of interiors that look out on a horizon of ocean.

Among the living spaces are the main living area with a brick fireplace, the dining area, a den, a family room, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The guesthouse has its own kitchen and bathroom.

Walls of glass connect the indoor and outdoor living spaces. A patio provides access to the beach.

Statham, 52, has been in the “Fast & Furious,” “Expendables” and “Transporter” films including this year’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”

Huntington-Whiteley, 32, is known for her modeling work with Victoria’s Secret and the British fashion house Burberry.

Falling out of Encino

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has found a fan in the housing market, selling his Encino home for $2.262 million.

The gated hacienda-style house occupies half an acre in the Amestoy Estates neighborhood. Remodeled a decade ago, the 1950s abode has stayed in touch with its Spanish roots and features beamed ceilings, dark hardwood floors and arched windows and doors.

Within 4,000 square feet of space are five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room and a family room with built-ins. A stone fireplace runs floor to ceiling in the living room.

French doors provide backyard access in the master suite, which tacks on a sauna and spa tub in the bathroom.

In the backyard, there are a trellis-topped patio, sports court, and swimming pool and spa under hanging lights. Lush landscaping and fruit trees touch up both the front and back of the property.

Wentz, 40, bought the home in 2014 from Eric Benet, Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, for $1.965 million.

He’s best known as the lyricist and bassist for Grammy-nominated pop-punk band Fall Out Boy, which released its seventh studio album, “Mania,” last year. In addition, he co-founded record label DCD2 Records with bandmate Patrick Stump in 2005.

He’s found the finish line

Phil Keoghan, the longtime television host of competition series “The Amazing Race,” has put down roots in Venice, buying a live-work property in the Oxford Triangle area for $2.645 million.

The flexible, 3,100-square-foot residence is described as a loft, but could easily function as a home. Located about a mile from the ocean, the three-story pad showcases an industrial touch with steel beams, skylights and exposed ductwork. Floors alternate between hardwood and polished concrete throughout the interior.

The lower level adds an open dining area, a lounge and a kitchen with Italian cabinetry. Upstairs, glass conference rooms overlook the common spaces below. There’s also an elevator, a secure server room and three bathrooms.

A native of New Zealand, Keoghan has hosted every season of “The Amazing Race” since its debut in 2001, winning 10 Primetime Emmys for his work on the show. The 52-year-old has also hosted “No Opportunity Wasted” and “National Geographic Explorer.”

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