Former CEO of Starz and HBO Parts Ways with Pacific Palisades Mansion
When homes in California embrace East Coast architecture, it may deal a blow to the age-old adage that the West Coast is the best coast. But, it does appeal to many. For example, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have owned an East Coast-style spread in Los Angeles. And now, the former CEO of Starz and HBO, Chris Albrecht, and his wife Tina Trahan have let go of their mansion with this aesthetic for $16.25 million. Not in Connecticut, but the Pacific Palisades, the pristine home set behind a row of hedges will give a new owner the traditional elegance the East Coast is known for with the enviable weather of LA.
Originally asking $18 million in 2020, according to the LA Times, the neat .42-acre spread can first be glimpsed over a gate that interrupts those aforementioned hedges. The stately home stands a model of symmetry framed as it is within that window, white brick columns a satisfying introduction to the white brick façade. The home itself spans 10,409 square feet and counts 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms within that expansive floor plan.
In the backyard lies a serene swimming pool overlooked by a combination guest-and-pool house that flows between outdoor patio space and a cozy living room with ease. While the style may be reminiscent of the East Coast, the relaxed flow and stunning outdoor spaces are so California.
Andreas Elsenhans of Westside Estate Agency, Zac Mostame of The Agency and Marcy Roth of Douglas Elliman handled the listing, while Sandi Jacobi of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices represented the buyer.