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Billionaire owner of Johnny Carson’s luxury Malibu estate slashes asking price

The price for Johnny Carson’s former palatial estate in Malibu is being slashed less than a year after going on the market.

In October 2017, current owner of the legendary beach side property, fashion mogul and film producer Sidney Kimmel, put the home up for sale at a whopping $81.5million.

But just 10 months later, Kimmel is reducing the price by 20 per cent, settling on an asking price of $65.2 million.

Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, acquired the home in 2007 for $46 million, two year’s after Carson’s death.

The famous talk show host bought the 7,083-sq-ft home for $9.5million in 1984 and spent time there into the later years of his life.

He is best known for his 30-year run on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992. He received six Emmy awards during his time as the host. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987.

The luxurious four-acre estate is situated on a bluff in Point Dume, an area that is now known as a celebrity enclave.

The five-bedroom home has four and a half baths and four fireplaces.

The house is furnished with warm-hued wood panels and indoor plants that gives it an outdoorsy feel.

The late talk show host is best known for his 30-year run on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992

 In October 2017, current owner of the legendary beach side property, fashion mogul and film producer Sidney Kimmel, put the home up for sale at a whopping $81.5million

But less than year after going on the market, current owner Sidney Kimmel is reducing the price by 20 per cent to just $65.2 million 

But less than year after going on the market, current owner Sidney Kimmel is reducing the price by 20 per cent to just $65.2 million 

Carson bought the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home for $9.5million in 1984 and spent time there well into his later years

Carson bought the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home for $9.5million in 1984 and spent time there well into his later years

The house is  furnished with warm-hued wood panels and indoor plants that give it an earthy, outdoorsy feel

The house is furnished with warm-hued wood panels and indoor plants that give it an earthy, outdoorsy feel

 Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, acquired the home in 2007 for $46 million, two year's after Carson's death

 Kimmel and his wife, Caroline, acquired the home in 2007 for $46 million, two year’s after Carson’s death

He is best known for his 30-year run on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992

He is best known for his 30-year run on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992

 He received six Emmy awards during his time as the host. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987

 He received six Emmy awards during his time as the host. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987

The luxurious four-acre estate is situated on a bluff in Point Dume, an area that is now known as a celebrity enclave

The luxurious four-acre estate is situated on a bluff in Point Dume, an area that is now known as a celebrity enclave

The five-bedroom home is furnished with warm-hued wood panels and indoor plants It sits on a four-acre lot atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean

The five-bedroom home is furnished with warm-hued wood panels and indoor plants It sits on a four-acre lot atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean

The home was built in 1980 by architect Ed Niles, whose designs are typically known for sharp angles and clean aesthetics

The home was built in 1980 by architect Ed Niles, whose designs are typically known for sharp angles and clean aesthetics

In 2005, Point Dume was the home of celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, and Martin Sheen

In 2005, Point Dume was the home of celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, and Martin Sheen

There is an open patio with a heated pool looking down on the shore. The property also has direct access to the Malibu beach

There is an open patio with a heated pool looking down on the shore. The property also has direct access to the Malibu beach

Windows look out on sweeping views of the southern California coast. 

Unique amenities include an indoor arboretum, a waterfall at the pool, an elevator, and a tennis court.

There is a three-car garage as well as a separate parking area for staff. 

There is an open patio with a heated pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The property also has direct beach access.

The four-acre property sits atop a bluff that gives it a isolated feeling. Carson was known for appreciating his privacy

The four-acre property sits atop a bluff that gives it a isolated feeling. Carson was known for appreciating his privacy

The home sits in a heavily-wooded gated neighborhood called Point Dume that is now known as a celebrity enclave

The home sits in a heavily-wooded gated neighborhood called Point Dume that is now known as a celebrity enclave

Born on October 23, 1925, in Corning, Iowa, Carson would later move to Nebraska at the age of eight, where he began developing his talents

Born on October 23, 1925, in Corning, Iowa, Carson would later move to Nebraska at the age of eight, where he began developing his talents

One of the property's unique amenities is a private tennis court with adjoining fitness center, pictured above

One of the property’s unique amenities is a private tennis court with adjoining fitness center, pictured above

Carson would later join the armed services and received V-12 Navy College Training Program officer training at Columbia University

Carson would later join the armed services and received V-12 Navy College Training Program officer training at Columbia University

The property is meticulously landscaped with a variety of greenery and has walking paths throughout the four acres

The property is meticulously landscaped with a variety of greenery and has walking paths throughout the four acres

Point Dume (pictured) has become a celebrity enclave, becoming the backyard for famous performers like Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, and Martin Sheen

Point Dume (pictured) has become a celebrity enclave, becoming the backyard for famous performers like Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, and Martin Sheen

The home was built in 1980 by architect Ed Niles, whose designs are typically known for sharp angles and clean aesthetics. The listing is held by Coldwell Banker.

Carson had helped popularized the Point Dume area as a celebrity neighborhood. 

Carson was famously protective of his privacy, and Point Dume offered him isolation.

In 2005, Point Dume was the home of celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, and Martin Sheen.

Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, it was during the 1970s that Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992 (Carson pictured in 1964)

In October 2017, current owner of the legendary beach side property, fashion mogul and film producer Sidney Kimmel, put the home up for sale at a whopping $81.5million (carson pictured in 1995)

Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, it was during the 1970s that Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992 (Carson pictured left in 1964 and pictured right 31 years later in 1995)

 



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