Roger Birnbaum, whose movies include the “Rush Hour” franchise unloaded the Trousdale Estates pad
For Roger Birnbaum, who founded Spyglass Entertainment, the long wait is over. But for the Hollywood film producer of movies like the “The Rush Hour” franchise, it’s not the release of his next potential blockbuster. It’s the sale of his home.
The 8,000-square-foot home in the Trousdale Estates traded for $21.4 million. Birnbaum paid $20 million for his home in 2014, records show.
The modern-style home on Hillcrest Road was designed in 1956 by architect Harold Levitt. It includes four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It also features a 500-square-foot music room and a pool.
The property appeared in the “Four Days in L.A.” ad campaign for Versace, and its past owners include Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi — who have become expert luxury home flippers — developer Brad Korzen and decorator Kelly Wearstler, media executive Rosalie Swedlin, and CIA analyst-turned-producer Robert Cort.
Stephen Shapiro of Westside Estate Agency had the listing.