Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cheryl Hines Buy Malibu Compound Variety

Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cheryl Hines Buy Malibu Compound Variety

Newlyweds Cheryl Hines And Robert Kennedy Jr. Acquire Malibu Compound

By Mark David

BUYERS: Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr.

LOCATION: Malibu, CA

PRICE: $4,995,000

SIZE: 2,959 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: As was first revealed by the long-legged blond gal at Trulia Luxe. newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — married last month in front of a slew of rich, famous and/or politically connected at the groom’s famed family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass — shelled out $4.995 million for a landlocked compound in the heart of Malibu’s Point Dume area.

Property records show the gated estate, described in digital marketing materials as a “Connecticut compound in Malibu,” was sold by eight-time Emmy winning composer David Kurtz. primarily known for his two-plus decade long professional associations with the daytime soap stories “The Young and The Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cheryl Hines Buy Malibu Compound Variety

The tree-ringed and mostly landscaped property spans .86 acres with a single-story, barn-like main house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms in a fairly modest 2,959 square feet. The main house includes a fully wood-paneled Great room — and we’re talking paneled walls and vaulted ceiling — with bone-colored wood floors, built-in shelves and raised hearth fireplace rendered in down-home style used brick. An adjoining sun porch could easily do double-duty as a sun-flooded dining room and a nearby library/media lounge has more built-in shelving and a high-tech integrated surround sound system. The u-shaped kitchen has chunky wood beams on the ceiling, over-sized multi-pane windows, white ceramic tile counter tops, knotted cabinetry that may or may not be hickory or pine, a center island snack counter and separate but adjoining breakfast room.

A detached, studio-style guest cottage has a vaulted ceiling, massive red brick fireplace with raised firebox and a private bathroom while a third building houses a two-room soundproof studio on the lower floor (with separate powr, internet, heat and a/c) and a sky-lit and wood-floored office/den with fireplace on the second. A fourth building, the pool house, has a fully wood-paneled lounge — walls and ceiling again — plus a small kitchen and a sleeping loft. Listing details go on to show the compound includes a refrigerated wine shed, a two story tree house so sweet it makes the child in Your Mama ache with envy, a fire pit, heated pool and spa, built-in barbecue area, and a small storage barn.

In the fall of 2012 Mister Kennedy Jr, a hard-charging eco-activist attorney, put a $4 million asking price on the 12-ish acre eco-conscious estate in upscale Bedford, NY, where is first wife, May, hanged herself earlier that year. He quickly sold the 10,000-ish square foot residence in mid-December (2013) for $3.95 million, apparently to the same, otherwise unidentified “bicoastal couple” who last year paid $13.5 million for a 5,000+ square foot spread directly below Mariah Carey’s palatial, Mario Buatto bedazzled triplex penthouse in New York City’s spendy and celeb-favored TriBeCa ‘hood. Mister Kennedy, by his own word, owns another Westchester County home that this property gossip knows not a thing about.

Miz Hines, whose been in a bunch of movies (“RV,” “Waitress,” “The Ugly Truth”) but is surely best known for her sitcom roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the still—in-producution “Suburgatory,” recently sold her cedar-shingled ranch house in the upper section of L.A.’s swanky Bel Air for $3,105,000. (She paid, in case any of y’all are curious, $2.35 million for the five-bedroom and four-bathroom spread in August 2010.


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