LA Times: David Geffen zeroes in on the Wasserman estate in Beverly Hills
Talk about your gold-medal affair. Entertainment mogul David Geffen is in escrow to purchase the Beverly Hills home of Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee president Casey Wasserman, according to real estate sources not authorized to comment on the deal.
No sale price is known, but the property was last listed publicly for $82.5 million with Westside Estate Agency’s Stephen Shapiro. Shapiro declined to comment when reached by phone on Friday.
Perched in a prime location above Sunset Boulevard, the modern mansion sits on 3.25 acres of lawns and lush landscaping. A striking concoction of stone, glass and white oak, it was designed by Pritzker-winning architect Richard Meier, whose other notable works include the Getty Center and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.
Gallery-like living spaces lined with automated steel doors fill the three-story home. There’s an indoor-outdoor great room, an open-concept dining area, a movie theater, a gym, an art studio and a sleek chef’s kitchen with an oversize center island.
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