Public records have cleared on the 3,891-square-foot house in Santa Monica, Calif. that Dan Castellaneta just sold, and they reveal that the actor and voice-over master got $3,305,000 for the house.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the exact amount that Castellaneta reaped from the sale of the five-bedroom house, at 712 San Lorenzo Street in Santa Monica, which he had owned since buying it for exactly $1 million in 1993. Obviously, the voice of Homer Simpson did quite well on his listing, fetching $10,000 more than his asking price.
We first wrote back on September 13 about Castellaneta listing the contemporary-style house for $3,295,000, shortly after our pals over at the Real Estalker had broken the story of Castellaneta's listing.
We then exclusively reported on November 15 about Castellaneta having sold the house on October 22. The deal was recorded on November 2.
Built in 1949, the house in Santa Monica is located in Santa Monica Canyon, near the beach, and has a flexible floor plan, a media room, a formal dining room, a breakfast area, and a master suite with an adjoining library/office, according to listing information. Other features include an art studio, a lanai, and a walk-in wine cellar, according to listing information. The house sits on a 0.16-acre lot, and has a private yard with a flat area for a pool, according to public records and listing information.
Prior to buying the house in 1993, Castellaneta and his wife had sold a 1,723-square-foot house that they had owned at 328 Poquito Lane in Topanga, Calif. for $380,000, according to public records.
Where did Castellaneta move? That's an interesting question. His financial manager is a fellow named Howard Altman, who represents plenty of celebrities. And, in the last year-plus, Altman's name has appeared on the deeds of two houses that have been purchased that potentially could be Castellaneta's new residence. These are a 4,755-square-foot house at 425 23rd Street in Santa Monica that just closed for an undisclosed amount and that was purchased by something called the 20th Street Trust, and a 3,986-square-foot house at 13544 Lucca Drive in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area that was sold at the end of 2006 to something called the Dearborn Property Trust for $5,750,000. Altman's name appears on several other deeds that have been filed in the last year, but those two houses are by far the likeliest candidates.
So, readers? Does anyone know if Dan "Homer Simpson" Castellaneta bought either of the above homes?