A four-bedroom house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that has been on the market since June for $3,975,000 is being erroneously attributed by another website to being owned by actor Joaquin Phoenix, when it's actually owned by soccer coach Rudy "Ruud" Gullit.
TMZ.com on Halloween played a real "trick" on its readers, inaccurately reporting that Phoenix's house is on the market for $3,975,000. In truth, Phoenix has *never* owned this house; it was owned by many years by his agent, Iris Burton, who sold it in 2006 (and died in 2008). Most recently, Gullit has owned the house since buying it on April 17 for $4,250,000, according to public records.
Built in 1937, the house has five baths, a stepdown living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a master suite with a steam shower and a sunken bath, a large formal dining room, a den with a bar, a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, and an outdoor swimming pool and spa that are surrounded by cascading gardens, according to public records and listing information. The house measures either 3,200 square feet, according to listing information, or 2,889 square feet, according to public records. The house sits on a 0.26-acre (11,326-square-foot) lot, according to public records.
We're huge fans of TMZ -- in fact, we laugh along with Harvey while watching the TV show all the time -- but we're a little disappointed in their slipshod reporting in this item.