Celebrity Real Estate: Moby, Ozzie and Harriet Home
Moby Scales Down in L.A.
Moby has pumped out all kinds of sample-infused electronic music over the years, but he does have other passions, including animal rights activism and … real estate. Now the descendant of Herman Melville has made another housing switch, trading a sprawling 3.31-acre Hollywood Hills compound with a castle known as the Wolf's Lair for a smaller Tudor nearby.
According to reports, Moby sold the famous 1927-era Lair this fall for $12.4 million — possibly to graffiti artist Banksy. Moby paid almost $4 million for the property in 2010, and then spent about $2 million renovating it.
He's now ensconced in a more modest $2.9 million home that has 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and opens onto some pretty nice outdoor space, including a pool with a wraparound deck.
Earlier this year, Moby reportedly sold a Manhattan apartment for just over $2 million. In 2012, he was reported to have sold a New York penthouse for almost $6 million. He has also owned a pretty interesting modern home in the upstate New York town of Carmel.
Remodeled "Ozzie and Harriet" Home Sold
The famous "Ozzie and Harriet" home recently sold for over its asking price, this time without many of the details so prominently displayed on television for years. The final price was $5.25 million.
The iconic home for more than a decade of America's first television family was remodeled extensively for the modern household and listed for $4.995 million. The house has also shown up on "Entourage," serving as Ari Gold's home.
Ozzie's wood-paneled pub still had his precious toy train and previous owners claimed it liked to run on its own. Adding to the rumor that the house was haunted, previous owners have also stated the drawer next to the sink mysteriously opened in the middle of the night, presumably for Ozzie's midnight bowl of ice cream.