Entertainment mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg reportedly has paid $35,000,000 for an 8,704-square-foot mansion on 6.329 acres in Beverly Hills, Calif. that was not on the market.
We write "reportedly," because while something called the Loma Vista Trust is shown in public records as having been the one that purchased the mansion from 96-year-old physicist (and ICBM creator) Simon Ramo. The Wall Street Journal's "Private Properties" column on Friday reported that Katzenberg was behind the purchase, and we have no reason to disagree.
Regardless, the purchase is a spectacular one, even by Los Angeles standards. Built in 1965, the mansion -- which was not on the market -- was in the hands of Ramo for several decades, as best as we can tell. Ramo appears to have decided to sell the mansion shortly after his wife, Virginia, died in August 2009 at age 93.
This is one of our more spartan items out there, given that 1) a detailed description of the property is not available; 2) photos of the mansion are not available; and 3) there aren't even any other celebs in the mansion's immediate surroundings! (by "immediate surroundings," we mean the block itself)
Our friends over at the Real Estalker did a nice job providing a rundown of other properties that Katzenberg owns. We'll refer you to that item for more on Katzenberg (shown here with another celebrity who also paid $35 million not long ago for a mansion in Beverly Hills that's not *too* far away; just a 0.8-mile drive to the other side of Greystone Park).
In the meantime, if we find out more details on this purchase, we will let you know. Stay tuned!