Monday, March 12, 2012

Celebrity Real Estate: Former Howie Mandel Hidden Hills Mansion Purchased by Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins




Images courtesy Big Time Listings blog
Hot off the presses from the always informative Lauren Beale at Los Angeles Times Hot Property comes word of Howie Mandel's former home in Hidden Hills was recently purchased by Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters for $2.7 million. 


Taylor Hawkins is best known at the drummer for the Foo Fighters. Prior to joining the band in 1997 he was touring with Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pill and Can't Not tours. Speaking of the Foo Fighters, I recently discussed their Grammy winning studio in Northridge and Dave Grohl's residence in Encino where he has also recorded Grammy winners in his garage here.

According to the listing, this 8 Bed/6 Bath, 7,069 sqft home on 1.1acres built in 1965 states:
Amazing property located at the end of a private cul-de-sac in Hidden Hills. Stunning interior with dramatic staircase, high ceilings and hardwood flooring. Inviting warm living room with massive granite fireplace, large formal dining room and spacious open family room. Two master suites, his & her baths, fireplace and 5 secondary bedroom suites. Beautiful gourmet kitchen remodled with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, large center island and sunny breakfast area with french doors leading to the backyard. Property includes a 2 bedroom guest house with living room, fireplace and kitchenette. Grounds feature resort-style pebble-tech pool & spa with slide and waterfalls, large grassy play area, mature trees and views. Lower level has barn & horse facilities. This estate has it all!
This home was formerly owned by Deal or No Deal host, Howie Mandel. He purchased this home sometime in the late 1980s and sold in 2001 for $2,294,000 to a couple who just sold it to Taylor Hawkins. It was recently listed at $3,099,000 and has already come down to $2.7 million. This home has been listed off and on since 2007 (see below) and was discussed at the Big Times Listing blog back on April 2007 when it was first listed for $5,695,000. Wow! We have come a long way since then.

Taylor Hawkins and family previously lived in a modest (by celebrity standards) 4 Bed/3 Bath Topanga  home (image below) so their move is not that far. Its not known what will happen with the Topanga home. Their reason for moving is to live in a bigger home with the Hidden Hills double in everything compared to Topanga.
Image courtesy Google Maps
Hidden Hills is a hotbed for celebrities and executives which has been discussed many times on this blog. Notable celebrities include:
  • Billy Blanks of Tae Bo fame who recently sold his mansion for $7.3 million. 
  • Ron Tutor who previously leased to Britney Spears and is currently available for less than $10 million.
  • Beau Bridges who is trying to sell for under $3 million.
  • Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert who recently purchased for close to $7 million.
  • Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne who are trying to sell for close to $13 million.
Also, the Kardashians/Jenner Clan, Howie Mandel, and Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony (not sure who remains after the divorce) call Hidden Hills home in addition to the many other celebrities hiding behind the big gates.


You can find more San Fernando Valley Celebrity Real Estate here.

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