The palatial 1940’s Malibu Hills equestrian estate once owned by Kelsey Grammer and ex-wife Camille Grammer, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has hit the market priced at $19.95 million. In addition to its celebrity owners’ history, the home was often seen in Camille’s Real Housewives television episodes.
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Five-time Emmy winner and with three Golden Globes for his pompous but charming roles in Frasier and Cheers, the multi-talented actor, musician and vocalist Grammer met Camille in 1996 while she was working for his production company. Married in 1997, they purchased the private, guard-gated French Country home in star-studded Serra Retreat a year later and Camille continued to live there after their divorce in 2011. The Grammers put it up for sale in 2012 and it sold in 2015.
Perched on a terraced hill over five acres and with ocean views, the main house measures 6,650 square feet with formal living and dining and a two-story ballroom perfect for holding large functions. The large kitchen was designed by Wolfgang Puck that includes an indoor-outdoor dining area. There is a wine cellar, large movie theater and wood-paneled library. The master suite has a sitting room and private terrace with mountain and ocean views and spa-style bath while the luxurious guest suites each include fireplaces. Among the lushly planted gardens and lily pond are a carriage house, a security outpost, a six-stall stable, dressage riding ring, a variety of outbuildings and staff quarters. The free-form, resort-size swimming pool has a bathhouse, two spas, an exercise room and a lighted tennis court. Outdoor dining can be enjoyed with organic fruit and vegetables from the garden, cooked outside in the barbeque area where there is also a fireplace to enjoy after-dinner conversation. The entire estate includes 13,926 square feet, seven bedrooms and 13 baths.
The upper reaches of Malibu’s Serra Retreat were purchased by the Catholic Franciscan Order in 1942 for $50,000 who still operate a busy weekend religious retreat and addiction-care center there. For many years, the nearby area has attracted celebrities and the wealthy who built homes for a safe and peaceful getaway or full time to raise their families, a 24-hour-manned guard house ensures their privacy. Many of the homes have their own equestrian facilities with access to riding and hiking trails. Residents are within walking distance to Cross Creek restaurants and shops and to the Malibu Pier on Surfrider Beach. Current and former Mailibu residents include Mel Gibson, Britney Spears, Olivia Newton John, Matthew Perry and billionaire Larry Ellison.
The former home of Kelsey and Camille Grammer, where many scenes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were filmed, has been listed at $19.95 million. Listing agents are Sandro Dazzan and Cooper Mount of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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