Feb. 11, 2009

Actor Ashton Kutcher lists his 4,860-square-foot bachelor pad in the Beverly Hills, CA postal area for $3.7M

Actor Ashton Kutcher has his 4,860-square-foot, two-story bachelor pad in the Beverly Hills, Calif. postal area -- also known as the BH PO -- on the market for $3,700,000, and it's already in escrow.

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The Los Angeles Times' Ann Brenoff appears to have been the one to have broken the story the other day of Kutcher's listing of his pre-Demi Moore digs, which are on Suffolk Drive at the end of a cul-de-sac in the BH PO's Benedict Hills area. Indeed, we wrote about Ashton's ownership of this house back in February 2007 -- and we believe we were the first celebrity real estate gossips to have provided details into the house, which Kutcher's Vista Street Trust purchased in May 2001 for $1,690,000, according to public records. Since Ashton moved into his wife (since 2005) Demi's nearby 6,716-square-foot house on Oak Pass a few years back, he had rented the Suffolk Drive house out. Now, Kushter clearly has decided to unload the house altogether, and Brenoff noted that the house already is in escrow, a fact that listing information confirms.

Built in 1978 and renovated by Kutcher in 2008, the house Kutcher is selling has six bedrooms, according to listing information (or five bedrooms, according to public records), and also has six baths, a two-story foyer, a living room with a fireplace, a large family room with a full bar and wine storage, a gourmet Thermador center island kitchen with a banquette, and a master suite with double limestone baths, double closets, a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.45-acre (19,410-square-foot) lot include a three-car garage, a pool, a spa, a tennis court and a putting green, according to public records and listing information.

Kutcher's Suffolk Drive house also has the dubious distinction of having been the place where Kutcher has claimed that former President George W. Bush's twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, had partied with him -- and potentially had smoked marijuana -- back in late 2001. The story must be taken with a grain of salt, given the prank-loving Kutcher's experiences on his TV show "Punk'd." But, the news media took very seriously Kutcher's recounting of his partying with the Bush twins, and the White House refused to comment (although in fairness, the White House never commented on rumors involving Bush's daughters). As the story goes, Kutcher met the Bush twins at a party in Los Angeles, and everyone ended up back at his house, with Kutcher asking Secret Service agents to stay outside. "The Bushes were underage-drinking at my house," Kutcher told the magazine. After stepping outside at one point to converse with the Secret Service agents, Kutcher said that "then I go upstairs to see another friend and I can smell the green wafting out under his door. I open the door, and there he is, smoking out the Bush twins on his hookah." Kutcher, who never retracted the story, told Rolling Stone that he believed that the Secret Service had tapped his phone ever since.

See our February 2007 post for more details on where Kutcher and Moore live today.

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