LOS ANGELES — Less than two weeks after area real estate agents reported seeing moving boxes out front, David Geffen’s Malibu compound appeared in public records as having sold for $85 million.
That’s an eyebrow-raising sum in the pricey beach community. The most expensive sale previously recorded there took place four years ago for $74.5 million.
The Carbon Beach property has an East Coast vibe, with gray shingles and white trim exteriors. Kept under close watch by security, this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway is known as Billionaires’ Beach for its wealthy homeowners, including the likes of titans Larry Ellison, Eli Broad and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
For years, music and movie mogul Geffen, 74, fought the California Coastal Commission to keep the public beach access-way next to the compound closed.
To discourage beachgoers from parking in front of the house, Geffen had fake garage doors put on a portion of the facade — an action that gained the attention of “The Colbert Report” and the news media.
The estate contains a main house, guesthouses and a pavilion. An oceanfront swimming pool and spa, lawn and patios complete the grounds.
HOME DOUBLES AS A STUDIO: Martin Johnson, front man for the pop rock band Boys Like Girls, has listed his West Hollywood home for sale at $2.498 million. Don’t let the nondescript walled front fool you — the place has a guesthouse outfitted as a professional recording studio.
The nearly 1,800 square feet of guitar-decorated living space also includes an open living room/dining area, two bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The kitchen with a family room overlooks the backyard, which features mature trees, a swimming pool with a spa and a detached guesthouse.
Johnson, 31, is also a songwriter and producer. He has worked with Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne, among others.
FASHIONABLE ADDRESS IN BEVERLY HILLS: “Fashion Police” co-host Brad Goreski and director/producer Gary Janetti have bought a gated home in Beverly Hills for $5.6 million. And, by the looks of it, this place is already dressed.
The two-story English country traditional-style house, built in 1931, features a steep gabled roof, vaulted beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces and French doors.
There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house.
A detached guesthouse contains two bedrooms, a living room with a wet bar and two bathrooms. The quarter-acre lot has a swimming pool and is surrounded by mature hedges and trees.
Goreski, 39, has been a co-host on the E! series “Fashion Police” since 2015. The style expert’s celebrity clients include Jessica Alba and Rashida Jones.
Janetti, 50, was a co-executive producer on the sitcom “Will and Grace.”