Melissa Rivers Gets $15.5 Million for Santa Monica Estate
Melissa Rivers is the only daughter of the late comedian Joan Rivers and producer Edgar Rosenberg. She is an actress and television host, probably best known as the host of both ‘Fashion Police’ and ‘The Apprentice.’ She also worked alongside her mother in ‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?’ and ‘In Bed with Joan.’ Furthermore, she also played her mother in the 2015 feature film’ Joy.’ In her personal life, Melissa Rivers has been married twice. Her first husband was horse trainer John Endicott, to whom she was married from 1998 to 2003. The former couple has one son together, Edgar Cooper Endecott, who was born in 2000. Rivers has been married to talent agent Mark Rousso since 2015. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Melissa Rivers’ net worth is $100 million, and this means she can afford to live in multi-million dollar properties. She has recently sold her impressive Santa Monica estate for $15.5 million.
An Overview of Melissa Rivers’ Former Santa Monica Home
Melissa Rivers bought her Santa Monica estate in 2016 for $11 million. However, Rivers and her husband did not move into the property until 2018, as they had hired celebrity interior specialist Martyn Lawrence Bullard to give the mansion’s interior a complete design overhaul. The Mediterranean-inspired villa was constructed in 1991, and it sits on a plot of just under one acre. Internally, the property measures 7,048-square-feet, and it boasts six bedrooms and six bathrooms. It is on a quiet cul-de-sac in Santa Monica Canyon. Rivers recently decided it was time to sell the estate for unknown reasons and initially kept the house’s sale quiet as it was never officially on the market. However, records show that she sold her estate for $15.5 million, which is a tidy profit of $4.5 million. The buyers are Mike and Elizabeth Patterson. The former is a founder and CEO of a battery manufacturer, while the latter is a senior attorney for the Starz TV network. The couple sold their Cape Cod-style home in Pacific Palisades for $4.8 million to move to their new home.
Inside the Stunning Santa Monica Property
While the property’s exterior has a Mediterranean style, the interior is a lesson in sophistication, with pastel hues, light wooden flooring, and carefully chosen and understated accessories. The living room is one of the house’s rooms that underwent an interior design overhaul before Rivers moved into the property. Although the high ceilings were originally dark brown, they are now a much softer creamy white. The interior designer also replaced the original heavy mantel on the fireplace and replaced it with a simple stone design. Rivers chose to retain most of the original kitchen during the renovations, although the white cabinetry was painted blue, and a matching blue backsplash was added. Rivers chose blue because she wanted to add some color to the house. The flooring was one aspect of the kitchen that changed, as the original dark wood flooring was replaced with a lighter option, and this brightened up the room. An archway leads from the kitchen into the formal dining area, which has a traditional feel. On either side of the room and custom glass and wood cabinets, and the far end of the room has two sets of double doors leading out to the garden. In each corner between the doors and the cabinet, there is in-built seating.
A second sitting room is a light and bright space that has a calming feel. Another space on the property’s main level is a small, double-height library that has two walls of bookcases overlooked by a second-floor balcony. A sliding ladder allows the homeowner to reach the books on the upper shelves. There are also two armchairs in this alcove so that the homeowner can sit in peace to read. Like most homes, the master suite is the most impressive of the residence’s six bedrooms. It is a sumptuous yet minimalist space that is predominantly decorated in calming white. The four-poster bed sits central to the room, and it is flanked by two 19th-century Syrian side tables. According to Dirt.com, the master suite also boasts an ensuite and separate dressing room. The master bathroom is decorated in white, but the standout features are the silver-plated soaking tub and the mirrored cabinets. White is also the predominant color in the glamorous dressing room, which offers ample space for storing clothes, shoes, and accessories. On two walls, there are fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors, while another wall houses a dressing table with a mirror surrounded by Hollywood-style lights. To the center of the dressing room is an island unit with eight drawers and mirrors to either end.
The Exterior of the Santa Monica Estate
To the front of the property, most of the outdoor space is consumed by a huge motor court and a three-car attached garage, so there is ample space to park multiple vehicles. A notable feature of the property’s frontage is the arches and columns that give the house an authentic Tuscan look. Rivers’ former home sits on a plot of almost an acre, so there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. To the rear of the house, there is a large lawn that is surrounded by a huge retaining wall that is covered in ivy. There is also plenty of space for entertaining and leisure activities in the backyard. A generous terrace is an ideal spot for entertaining or al fresco dining, while a sports court gives the new homeowners space for fun and exercise. Like most multimillion-dollar estates in California, there is the obligatory outdoor pool complete with an in-built spa section. The pool is on a lower level than the entertaining terrace, so there are stone steps between the two levels. A poolside stone-paved terrace surrounds the pool, along with towering palm trees.
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