Picture a married couple of tv producers who worked hard to create arguably the biggest cable reality show in history, Duck Dynasty. You even get an investor to pay $40 million for a majority stake in your production company. But when the show starts to falter (the last episode aired in March of last year) and the couple are fired from their own company by the majority stakeholder, the lawsuits and countersuits start to fly.
So what do you do to occupy your time and take your mind off the grind of the seemingly endless litigation? How about a little house-flipping on the side?
Check out this new listing at 1016 John Street in the Manhattan Beach Hill section, a joint remodeling project of one of the aforementioned producers and Jill Johnson of downtown Manhattan Beach's Waterleaf Interiors (the 'before' home is shown below).
This 5-bedroom (or 4 bedrooms and an office) hits all the right notes with its breezy beachy interior and some design elements that truly make the home special. Pay particular attention to the kitchen with its La Cornue 43" range trimmed in polished brass (see below) and the Neolith Calacatta counters (like marble but without the staining issues of the latter).
The home is being offered at $4,189,000 without the furnishings or $4,350,000 with. The home may very well be a bargain furnished. See, for example, the living room, pictured below. The tasteful selection of furniture pieces may just cause you to junk that old sofa and living room set you've been carting around from move to move.
Give the Duck Dynasty folks credit - they seem to have an unerring eye for real estate bargains here in Manhattan Beach. Check out the 10,428 sqft, 7-bedroom, 10-bath home on over a half acre in East Manhattan at 116 Terraza Place that they purchased brand new back in 2011 near the bottom of the real estate market.
This home, when it debuted in 2009, was offered at $10 million. Final price tag - $4.9 million!
It's hard to say that the Duck Dynasty folks missed their calling but they certainly have a talent that translates well to the real estate market.