Motorcycle racer-turned developer lists Bird Streets mansion for $30M

John Kocinski’s home was designed by architect Richard Robertson III

Jan.January 17, 2019 09:00 AM
John Kocinski, 1990, and 9240 Robin Drive (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Bird Streets home developed by a former Grand Prix motorcycle racer who now has his hands on real estate, is on the market for $30 million.

John Kocinski’s Mediterranean-style mansion is the work of architect Richard Robertson III of Robertson Partners, according to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the home was for sale Robertson also designed a 45,000-square-foot Fleur de Lys mansion in Holmby Hills that sold for $102 million in 2014,

Kocinski’s mansion spans 9,000 square feet with four bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There is an 800-bottle wine cellar, a theater, and a library and pool, according to a listing by agent Lupita Rangel of United Real Estate.

The garage is a detached porte-cochere that separates the main house from the street, allowing for 125 feet of separation between the street and the home’s entryway, according to the Times.

Sales in the Bird Streets, a neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip, have slowed over the last year or so, after years of strong sales and price growth. Many of the “white glass box” spec homes have languished on the market, prompting steep price cuts.

Kocinski has been in real estate for around two decades. In 1999, as his successful motorcycle racing career wound down, he was rumored to have sold a home in California at a 400 percent profit. After that he started buying and selling in L.A.’s tony neighborhoods, according to a 2009 article in British motorcycle racing magazine Visordown. At one point, he sold a Bel Air mansion to Eddie Murphy for $15 million. [LAT]Dennis Lynch

Related Articles

Kunal Nayyar and the home (Credit: Getty Images and Comapss)

“Big Bang Theory” star Kunal Nayyar buys Hancock Park home

The 5 priciest residential sales

Here are the 5 priciest resi sales in LA County last week

Four of the top residential listings in LA this week

Here are the priciest resi listings in LA County last week

Larry King and Shawn Southwick

Larry King is saying “so long” to Beverly Hills Flats mansion

The top five listings of the last seven days

Here are the priciest resi listings in LA County last week

Sheldon Adelson and his new property flanked by two of his other homes (Credit: Getty Images)

Sheldon Adelson is betting big on the Malibu housing market

Joel Silver and the dining room in the Brentwood home (Credit: Getty Images)

Producer Joel Silver lists Brentwood estate at blockbuster price

College athletes could soon be allowed to make money on endorsement deals in the state of California (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Playing the real estate game: College athlete bill could mint young millionaires and homebuyers