Arsenio Hall pays $ 5.2 million for Sean Murray’s Los Angeles home – DIRT

In today’s blazing hot real estate market, even an inconsistent decision can prove profitable. Take Hollywood actor Sean Murray, for example, who paid about $ 4.8 million over the summer for a near-new mansion in Los Angeles in the suburb of Tarzana. But just a month later – before the ink dried on the charter – the Australian-born “NCIS” star changed his mind and put the house back on the market for nearly $ 5 million. It doesn’t look like Murray and longtime wife Carrie have made significant changes to the property or even moved into the place.

The newly staged listing unexpectedly sparked a bidding war and the property was sold for $ 5.2 million in just one month. That’s $ 200,000 above offer and a whopping $ 350,000 more than Murray paid just a few months earlier, though most of that “profit” was likely eaten up by brokerage fees, other closing costs, and taxes.

Records show that the last new owner of the house is former talk show host Arsenio Hall, whose lucrative syndicated “Arsenio Hall Show” ruled television in the late 1980s and early 90s, effectively making the Ohio native the “set for life” made words. Hall left Hollywood abruptly after the show was canceled in 1994, however, and has remained largely off the radar since then, despite winning his 2012 season of “Celebrity Apprentice” and later hosting a short-lived CBS revival of his talk show of the same name.

Hall is likely to soon decide to sell his current Los Angeles home, a huge and strikingly idiosyncratic property tucked high in the remote Topanga Mountains between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. Acquired and built by Hall during its professional salad days in the early 1990s, this 30 acre property includes a vaguely Santa Fe style main house, several additional structures, a mini golf course, a large pond, and a tennis court.

The Tarzana mansion was built in 2019 and offers six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms on almost 6,500 square feet. Although the place looks decidedly up-to-date, it does so without adhering to any particular architectural style. Airy, open interiors extend over “disappearing” glass walls into the backyard, which displays a zero-edge pool / spa, double cabins, an outdoor kitchen and a sports field. The pancake flat property itself extends over more than a third of a morning.

Lina Soifer from Compass kept the listing; Josh Altman and Sam Collins from the Altman Brothers team at Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.

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