Thursday, November 21, 2013

Celebrity Rental: David Charvet and Brooke Burke-Charvet

In support of and in property gossip solidarity with the hardworking kids at Curbed and their annual "Renter's Week," Your Mama thought we'd have a brief look-see at a handful of homes in the sensationally scenic, punishingly pricey, and celeb-saturated seaside community of Malibu, CA, that are currently available for rent and owned by a high profile Tinseltowner...

So goes the proverb, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again," and that's exactly what handsome and semi-retired French actor and singer David Charvet (Baywatch, Melrose Place) and his former Baywatch babe turned Dancing With the Stars hostess wife Brooke Burke-Charvet have done with Chateau Charvet, their gated, 3.5 acre estate in the guard-gated and celebrity-friendly Serra Retreat.

In 2011 they unsuccessfully attempted to sell the five-parcel estate with its custom-constructed six bedroom and four bathroom mini-mansion with an asking price of $12.5 million. They then tried to lease the gated estate at a rate of $75,000 per month and now, according to digital marketing materials, they've drastically lowered their asking price to a still tumescent $50,000 per month.

Some of the highlights of the 6,769 square foot house include a formal living and dining rooms, a wood-paneled study, a 4,000 bottle wine cellar, a "woman's off season closet," and a hidden screening room. The gated and mostly manicured grounds include a motor court and courtyard with an 18th century fountain and gas lamps, formal gardens, a 200-bush rose garden, a citrus orchard, a fresh water swimming pool and spa, and a stone-walled poolside cabana with outdoor fireplace.

listing photos: Sotheby's International Realty

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