Chairman of the United Talent Agency, Jim Berkus has listed his Benedict Canyon property for nearly $5 million. He purchased the Spanish-style casa just over three years ago for $3,2 million. According to the listing, the 4,290-square-foot house, located on an 8,700-square-foot lot at 1715 Angelo Drive, is “centered around a vast courtyard, accented by classic Spanish tile.” Each of the house’s first-floor rooms open onto the courtyard, which features an eight-sided star-shaped fountain, a fireplace, and a long, narrow pool perfect for laps.
The beautifully-renovated house itself, that dates back to 1972, includes 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a breakfast nook, an elegant dining room and small personal gym. There’s also a spacious kitchen with an island stovetop and counters tiled in white porcelain. The master bedroom, which encompasses a walk-in closet, master bathroom and covered veranda, is on the second floor.
Two staircases, both featuring the original stained glass accents, connect the lower floor to the upper.
Earlier this year, Berkus and his wife purchased freshly renovated 7,125-square-foot mansion on a palm-lined street in the ever-more-popular and increasingly pricey Flats area of Beverly Hills. They splashed out $11 million on it.