SELLER: David Hasselhoff
LOCATION: Calabasas, CA
SIZE: 5,767 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
We first heard earlier this week from the fine fellow at the San Fernando Valley Blog that former “Baywatch” hunk turned German pop star and international televised talent show regular David Hasselhoff has hoisted his mini-mansion in Calabasas, CA, on the market with an asking price of $2,299,000.
Property records show The Hoff, who was the first nixed in the 11th season of the still churning “Dancing With the Stars” program and is scheduled to star as a fictionalized version of himself in a British sitcom this year, only purchased the suburban estate in May of 2013 for $1.95 million. The seller was a former high-level executive at once behemoth now defunct and publicly shamed mortgage lender Countrywide and a deep dive into the property records shows the estate was once and briefly owned, in the early Aughts, by billionaire property developer David Murdock, the same fella who sold his 98% share of the Hawaiian island of Lana’i over the summer of 2012 for more than half a billion bucks to the even richer Larry Ellison. But we digress….
Listing details show The Hoff’s unquestionably luxurious if quintessentially quotidian mini-mansion, generously described in listing details as an “Absolutely Stunning Custom Mediterranean Showplace,” sits on 1.53 acres in the guard-gated Hidden Hills West Estates enclave and was originally built in 1990. The two-story residence spans 5,767 square feet of — let’s be honest, butter beans — monochromatically beige and just barely furnished interior space with five bedrooms and half a dozen bathrooms.
The house has a de-rigueur-for-the-locale double-height entry with travertine-tiled floors and a meant-to-impress curved staircase as well as a sunken formal living room with fireplace and an only partially double-height ceiling. The adjoining formal dining room has glass sliders that open to a small loggia that overlooks the backyard and the all-but-entirely tan and beige kitchen has a center work island with small snack bar, probably custom but woefully ordinary looking raised panel cabinetry, granite counter tops and a breakfast room that, like the formal dining room, opens through a multi-paned glass slider to the backyard. The main floor also includes, per listing details, an office and family room with wet bar.
Four family bedrooms, two of which open to private verandas, and a second family room are privately situated on the second floor while the main floor master suite has plenty of room for a sitting area, a walk-in closet, direct access to the outdoors via another multi-paned glass slider and what listing details describe as a “sexy bathroom.”
Lush and mature landscaping surrounds the house and the outdoor recreational amenities include brick-lined concrete patios, built-in grilling station, a grassy, tree-shaded play yard, a free-form swimming pool and spa and, set up the hillside away from the house, a half-court basketball court.
Until April 2013, when it was sold off for $3,549,000, Mister Hasselhoff owned a gated estate in Encino that he bought from actor John Goodman in the mid-1990s for $1.98 million and previous to that he owned a large house in Sherman Oaks he sold in 1996 for $1.1 million to Emmy and Golden Globe winning television star Michael Chiklis (“The Shield, American Horror Story”).