Back on February 13, we wrote about Max Weinberg, best known as the drummer on Conan O'Brien's late-night chatfest, being active on the real estate front in the Los Angeles area, having just closed on the sale of a house in Santa Monica and having a Brentwood mansion on the market as well.
Now, in a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report that Weinberg has closed on the sale of his four-bedroom, 8,085-square-foot house in Brentwood for an undisclosed price. As we noted on Feb. 13, that house had been listed for $8.2 million. And, we also can finally report for the first time the $6.4 million sale price of the three-bedroom, 3,198-square-foot house along the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, which, as we had reported on Feb. 13, closed on December 18.
Even though Weinberg is based on the East Coast, he clearly has taken an interest in Los Angeles-area real estate. In 2005, he paid $5,823,550 for the three-bedroom, 3,198-square-foot house at 703 Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica. Designed by architect John Byers, that Venetian-style beachfront villa has terraces, arched colonnades, carved Italian stonework, imported mosaics and marble, an elegant formal pool and spa, and a guest house, according to a 2000 article in Los Angeles Magazine. The listing sheet from the time Weinberg purchased the house is available here.
As we reported in February, Weinberg and wife Rebecca sold the Santa Monica house in December to a limited-liability corporation called 703 Palisades Beach Road LLC. Now, we can reveal Weinberg's sale price for the house: $6.4 million. An interesting side note: from March 2003 until January 2004, the house was owned by the now-split celebrity couple Leeza Gibbons and Stephen Meadows, who paid $3.95 million for it and sold it for $4.675 million, according to public records.
We also can be the first to report that Weinberg's other L.A. house, in Brentwood's Moraga Estates area, closed on Feb. 21 for an undisclosed price. When we get that amount, we'll post it here. Weinberg had purchased that six-bedroom house, at 1345 Vista Moraga, in July 2006 for an undisclosed price after it had been listed for $7.25 million. Weinberg then had turned around and early this year had listed the house for sale for $8.2 million or for rent for $35,000 a month. The buyer is not a celebrity.