Husband-and-wife actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have sold their oceanfront house in Malibu, Calif. for an undisclosed amount after it had most recently been on the market for $16,750,000. The Los Angeles Times’ “Hot Property” columnist Ann Brenoff broke the story yesterday of the high-profile Hollywood couple’s sale of their oceanfront house at 23610 Malibu Colony Road in Malibu (also known as 58 Malibu Colony Road in Malibu). Indeed public records show that Danson and Steenburgen’s Burlingame Trust (misspelled on the recent deed as Burligame Trust) sold the five-bedroom house on April 17, with the deed being recorded with Los Angeles County on May 9. The buyer is something called the Palm Trust #58, which appears to us to be a husband-and-wife movie-producing couple (not celebrities, however) who also own a house on Palm Drive in Beverly Hills.
We last wrote about the Danson/Steenburgen listing on July 2, 2007. At that time, the house had been on the market for $18,500,000. However, the house has been off and on the market for the last five years (and not “for about a year,” as Brenoff reported). The couple listed the house for $9,795,000 back in 2003, and they then jacked up the asking price to $14,500,000 in 2005. It’ll be interesting to see if they fetched more than their 2005 asking price. And we’ll of course provide the final listing price for the Danson/Steenburgen house once it becomes available. Built in 1930, the Cape Cod-style house that the Dansons sold has five and a half baths, an open floor plan, a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and ample storage, and an oceanfront master suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet, sundeck and luxurious bath area, according to listing information. Other features include custom finishes in the other bedrooms, a second-floor family/gathering/office room, and bath areas with waterworks tile and fixtures, according to listing information. The house measures either 3,500 or 3,550 square feet (according to various news articles over the years) or 2,923 square feet, according to listing information. The couple purchased the house in October 2000 for $4,300,000. They also own two properties on Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Mass. (at 6 Wakeman Road and at 14 Wakeman Road), and they also own a 9.49-acre estate at 4274 Thacher Road in Ojai, Calif. that they purchased for $4,500,000 in 2005, according to public records. Check out an online listing sheet for the home that Danson/Steenburgen just sold – complete with photos – here, here and here.