Casey Kasem’s former eight-bedroom Los Angeles mansion finally sells for $ 34 million in off-market contract seven years after the radio icon’s death
- Kasem lived on the Holmby Hills property with his wife, Jean, from the 1980s until his death in 2014
- The mansion was built in the 1950s and the celebrity couple had embarked on a massive renovation project
- In the mid-2000s, the Kasems added a formal garden to the rear of the 2.5-acre property with 1,200 white rose bushes.
- After Kasem’s death, his wife was locked in a five-year legal battle for her late husband’s fortune
- Kasem’s three children from his first marriage have taken legal action against their stepmother
- However, the matter was settled and Jean Kasem retained control of the Holmby Hills house until its sale.
The sprawling mansion that belonged to late radio icon Casey Kasem was finally sold after years on the market and off the market after his death in 2014.
The property in Los Angeles’ exclusive Holmby Hills area cost $ 34 million under an off-market deal, according to Dirt.com on Thursday.
It was originally listed for $ 42 million and then, in February, re-listed at $ 37.9 million.
The sprawling mansion that once belonged to late radio icon Casey Kasem was finally sold after years on and off the market. It cost $ 34 million, Dirt.com reported Thursday.
Kasem, pictured in October 2003, died in 2014. He had lived on the property in Los Angeles’ exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood since the 1980s with his second wife, Jean Kasem, who inherited it.
Kasem bought the two-and-a-half-acre estate, built in the 1950s, with his second wife Jean Kasem in the mid-1980s.
The neoclassical-style house, which features a fountain at the front, columns and rounded porticos, was later renovated by the couple.
The pair added dozens of French doors and, infamously, a heart-shaped swimming pool and garden with 1,200 white rosebushes.
The neoclassical-style house, which features a fountain at the front, columns and rounded porticos, was later renovated by the couple to include a heart-shaped swimming pool.
The residence is set on two and a half acres of lush lawns and the grounds include three Greek-style pavilions and a garden of 1,200 white rose bushes.
The interior of the residence is full of chandeliers, stone fireplaces, wood-paneled walls and grooved ceilings.
Old-world European interior decor has been described as “ similar to the Louvre ” with its statues, draperies, and heavy furniture.
There are hardwood floors without.
The interior of the residence is full of chandeliers, stone fireplaces, paneled walls and grooved ceilings
Old-world European interior decor has been described as ‘similar to the Louvre’ with its statues, draperies and heavy furniture
There is a large kitchen perfect for catering and a formal dining area. There are wood floors everywhere
There are double suites with marble bathrooms and a large kitchen perfect for catering.
Outside there is a large playground and fountains and there is a garage for four cars.
The property also offers a separate wing for guests.
The mansion has eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. This includes two master suits as well as a separate guest wing
The master bathroom has a sunken marble bath, a double marble shower, a fireplace and a TV
Kasem – who hosted the US Top 40 – left behind an estimated fortune of $ 80 million when he passed away at 82.
Jean Kasem locked herself in a five-year legal battle for her husband’s fortune, which was finally settled at the end of 2019.
Kasem’s three children from his first marriage have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their stepmother, claiming she mistreated their father before his death.
However, she retained control of the Los Angeles estate.
Jean Kasem, pictured with her famous husband in 2007, inherited the mansion. She was locked in a five-year legal battle for her husband’s fortune, estimated at $ 80 million, which was finally settled at the end of 2019.