Bel Air Contemporary is relisted by showbiz executive David Madden
A triple-story contemporary villa in the tony Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles was listed for $7.5 million by veteran television executive David Madden. Cooper Mount at The Agency has the property for sale.
After serving as president of Fox Broadcasting Company and AMC Networks, Madden purchased the then freshly refurbished home for $7 million in July 2015, when Greg Berlanti's powerhouse production company Berlanti Productions churned out multiple hits like DC supernatural drama “Superman & Lois.”
The house has been on the market for years, with Madden and Marci Pool first listing it in spring of 2017 for almost $10 million. There have been multiple prices for the house since then, including as low as $6.5 million in late 2019. In 2020, the house was also available as a rental, at first at $20,000 per month and then at $28,000 per month.
This slightly more than 5,700-square-foot contemporary was built in the mid-1940s, but has been extensively updated and modernized since then. The house features stacked stone accents, gigantic windows, and exotic woods inside and out. A five-bedroom, seven-bathroom family-sized home with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a marble bath with a circular soaking tub, and an oversized walk-in closet dotted with glass-fronted wardrobes, the property has been cleared of personal effects and staged for the selling process.
Throughout the main floor's living room and dining room with its stone fireplace and banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, honey-toned hardwood floors ground the space. There's a pretty good view of the 120-acre Enchanted Hill estate from the deck outside the dining area, which former Google CEO Eric Schmidt bought for $65 million from Paul Allen's estate.
In a serene palette of taupes and whites, the kitchen features a textured tile backsplash behind a commercial-style range. On the lower level, there is a glass-enclosed wine cellar and a wet bar made from lustrous eucalyptus wood, along with a fitness room with mirror walls.
Featuring mature plantings, clipped hedges and giant trees that block out neighboring homes, the terraced backyard features both sun-drenched and shaded terraces, a crystalline pool and a patch of faux turf for pets and kids.
A couple of years ago, Madden and Pool moved to Windsor Square, where they purchased a lavishly renovated 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival mansion from "What to Expect When You're Expecting" author Heidi Murkoff for $6.5 million, according to tax records.