A three-bedroom, ranch-style house in the gated Summit neighborhood above Beverly Hills, Calif. that once was owned by Eddie and Alex Van Halen -- and was occupied by their mother until she died in 2005 at age 89 -- has come back on the market by the fellow who bought it from the Van Halens, with a listing price of $2,789,000.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the listing of the 2,917-square-foot house, which the Van Halens sold early last year for $1,500,000 after it had been listed for a far higher asking price of $2,200,000. Although the house had been built in 1987, sources had told us last year when we wrote about the Van Halens' sale of the house that it was in pretty bad shape.
Now, the current owner (not a celebrity) has the rehabbed, Hamptons-style house back on the market. Features in the house, which its agent helpfully notes is the cheapest house in the celebrity-friendly Summit neighborhood, include three and a half baths; panoramic views; a chef's kitchen with stainless steel, professional appliances; French doors; tongue and groove ceiling details; a separate laundry room; a large living room with a beamed ceiling, custom cabinets and bookshelves, a fireplace, and wood floors; and a master suite with a walk-in closet, a slate fireplace, and a hotel-style bath with a large glass tile shower and a soaking tub, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.43-acre (18,818-square-foot) property include an 1,800-square-foot rear viewing deck, according to public records and listing information.
We have written many times about the many celebrities who have inhabited the Summit over the years. One of them is the ailing Ed McMahon, whose efforts to unload his house just across the street and down a few doors seem to be going on and on. Another is Britney Spears, whose long-ago-vacated place down the street has languished on the market as well.
Check out an online listing sheet for the former Van Halen-owned house in the Summit -- complete with photos -- here.