Nobody loved Raymond like Brad Garrett loved Raymond. Thanks to the long-running television sitcom, he scored a waterfront Malibu home in 2006 for $8.8 million. Now he’s putting it back on the market for $11 million.
Good luck. The high-end market in California, even for Malibu waterfront, is under stress in the sluggish economy. A house has to have everything going for it to sell at asking price.
Unfortunately, this house has one big drawback; Garrett’s taste. It’s more than over the top; it’s a garish collection of hacienda, baroque, Mediterranean and classical styles.
Check out Brad’s house; click to enlarge.
The interior looks like he turned the house over to a designer with an unlimited budget, who larded on every conceivable amenity.
Garrett a comedian starred in the hit sit-com “Everybody Loves Raymond” for nine seasons, 1996 through 2005, with Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and Peter Boyle.
He likely made tens of millions of dollars from the show and spent a chuck of it on the Malibu redoubt after the show ended.
He hasn’t done a whole lot since, except play professional poker. He opened a Las Vegas comedy club in 2010 at the Tropicana Resort and Casino, but it closed a year later. The club is supposed to reopen soon across the street at the MGM Grand.
So, Brad is likely spending a lot of time away from Malibu in Las Vegas.
The property is located on almost an acre and overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a bluff. The Spanish-style villa has five bedrooms and six bathrooms arrayed in 6,500 square feet of living space. Rest assured fixtures are over the top… waaay over.
On the plus side several rooms and patios have spectacular ocean views to go along with a swimming pool and spa. The house also has a well-appointed media room and a four car garage.
There is also talk that Garrett will star in his own sit-com called “How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life.”