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Suzanne Somers Hot For Malibu

» Featured Columnists | By Ruth Ryon | May 8, 2009 8:00 AM ET



Actress Suzanne Somers and her husband, former game-show host Alan Hamel, have leased a home on the beachfront in Malibu for close to $30,000 a month, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
 
The couple leased the 3,600-square-foot house, because their Malibu residence was one of four homes destroyed in the Malibu fire of 2007.
 
24848-Malibu-Rd.jpgThe house they just leased was damaged in the 2007 fire, but it has been remodeled to look newly built.

The architectural-style, tri-level house has a large master-bedroom suite with a sitting room, walk-in closet and oceanfront deck. It also has three additional bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a kitchen area opening to the pool and spa.
 
24848-Malibu-Rd2.jpg The floors are made of stone and bamboo, and there are stone counters throughout the house.
 
Somers, who co-starred in the sitcom "Three's Company," is a model-author-businesswoman. Hamel is co-owner with Somers of a licensing company. The two are gourmet cooks, and she writes books about healthy foods, which fans say keep her looking hot. She was born in 1946.



Mike Medavoy, chairman and co-founder of Phoenix Pictures, tasted the water and decided not to drink.

Medavoy, 68, no sooner listed his Beverly Park home at $19,995,000 than he changed his mind and took it off the market. "We can't find anything we like out there more than where we are now," he said of his six-bedroom, 10-bathroom East Coast traditional.

Not only has it been the Medavoys' family home for the past 10 years, but the 11,769-square-foot-house, on two acres, has been used for such events as Golden Globes parties accommodating as many as 900 people.

Upcoming movies for Phoenix include "Shutter Island," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and "Shanghai," starring John Cusack, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chow Yun-Fat.



The highest double-digit sale for this year to date was $31.5 million for a French Normandy-style house in Beverly Hills with 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms in 27,000 square feet.

Other features are a waterfall that runs down the side of the three-story mansion; a circular library with a glass floor looking down at a 2,500-bottle wine cellar and an indoor pool.  The home, newly built, also has an outdoor pool with a spa.

Architect Richard Landry designed the house, originally listed at $45 million.

Mauricio Umansky of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, had the listing, and Simon Darvish of Audrey Max Estates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer, the MLS reported.



1831-Marcheeta.jpg Lenny Krayzelburg, the 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist in doing the back stroke, has been trying to sell his Sunset Strip-area home since last September, when he listed the three-bedroom contemporary at $5,675,000.

1831-Marcheeta2.jpg He has re-listed the 3,750-square-foot house at $3,995,000.The home was newly staged. Krayzelburg, 33, bought the house in March of 2007.

1831-Marcheeta4.jpg Beverly Hills architect Roy Sklarin designed the gated, modern house, which has a 45-foot long great room, 12-foot high ceilings, and a glass wall of fire that could be viewed from inside and out.

Rory Barish of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills has the listing.




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