Los Angeles restaurateur Lonnie Moore has listed his four-bedroom, 3,251-square-foot house in the city's Hollywood Hills for $3,500,000 -- a house that Mike Tyson and Robin Given once owned.
We're continuing to follow up on listings and sales that we missed getting to write about over the last month or more, and this is a juicy one. Sure, Moore himself isn't all that well-known -- and certainly not outside of southern California. But his Dolce Group owns lots of hot L.A. restaurants and nightspots, including Geisha House, Ten Pin Alley, Ketchup, Les Deux and Dolce Enoteca. And, the fact that Tyson and Givens had owned the house at one time gives it celebrity cachet. On top of all of that, it's a fairly colorful-looking house.
The Los Angeles Times' Ann Brenoff wrote a post about Moore's listing of the house back on September 4.
Built in 1960, the house was purchased by Moore in September 2006 for $1,739,000, according to public records. Records show that in early 1998, a prior owner, trial attorney and noted poker player Eric Liebeler, had purchased the house from Tyson's ex, Givens, for $640,000, according to public records.
Features in the house, which Moore significantly overhauled, include four baths, a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, a steam shower that can fit 10 people, an infinity bath tub, a movie theater, an open floor plan, a chef's kitchen, a gym and a red tile bottom pool with fire features, according to listing information. The house sits on a 0.17-acre (7,405-square-foot) lot, according to public records.
We almost never give shout-outs to listing agents, but as always, we have to give a "hey" to our favorite Los Angeles listing agent, Zimbabwe-born, Sherman Oaks-based Burt Bakman, who has the listing for this house (and no, Burt doesn't pay us -- or leak us information -- to say this!). As we have noted before, Bakman in a prior life arranged press conferences and world tours for recording artists like Paul McCartney, Julio Iglesias, Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Bette Midler, Bob Dylan and Britney Spears, and easily has the coolest biography of any L.A. real estate agent.
Go here for a video tour of Moore's soon-to-be-former house, and take a look at an online listing sheet for the house.