There it is: Casey Kasem’s Holmby Hills mansion finally sells
Home of late radio DJ traded for big discount to original asking in 2013
The longtime Holmby Hills estate of the late radio DJ legend Casey Kasem sold for $34 million, after lingering on and off the market for years.
The 12,000-square-foot property at 138 N. Mapleton Drive sold in an off-market deal, according to Dirt. It had listed for as much as $42 million in 2013 and was most recently priced at $37.9 million in February.
The 2.4-acre property includes a Regency-style home built in the mid-1950s that was renovated and expanded over the years. It now has eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Kasem paid $1.7 million for the home in 1989.
The former “American Top 40” host died in 2014. What followed was a lengthy court battle over the property, pitting his widow, Jean Kasem, against his children from a previous marriage. The dispute was settled in 2019.
At some point after that, Jean Kasem reportedly planned to demolish the home and partnered with developer Phil Braunstein to construct a large modern mansion. But that never came to fruition.
Features include a heart-shaped swimming pool, along with 1,200 white rose bushes in the garden. Jean Kasem said her late husband had an “affinity for hearts.”
Holmby Hills has seen a run of sales over the last year or so. A home once owned by Elvis Presley sold in September for $30 million; and in December, Oaktree Capital founder Howard Marks bought a mansion in the neighborhood for $26 million.
The priciest listing in Holmby Hills is a massive estate long owned by the Hilton family, asking $75 million.
[Dirt] — Dennis Lynch