Nostalgic Hollywood couple Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx – she’s a regular on 1990’s MTV as the network’s first Latino VJ, he is the singer-songwriter of pleasantly cheesy love hymns from the ’80s and’ 90s ( âRight Here Waitingâ, âThis I Promise Youâ) – added to their already impressive real estate portfolio with the purchase of a $ 9 million estate in guarded Hidden Hills. Simultaneously, they sold a Malibu mansion with a view on the ocean for $ 6.1 million, comfortably above the $ 5 million Marx paid for the place in 2015.
Although Fuentes and Marx may not be as well known today as they were in their early professional years, they are nonetheless successful. Born in Cuba, Fuentes, 54, was a pioneer in celebrity licensing / branding deals that are now an integral part of the income stream for many artists; by 2013, his eponymous clothing brand had racked up $ 1.5 billion in lifetime sales. And Marx, 57, still reaping huge royalty earnings on songs he wrote for other artists, in addition to his own hits – which still air regularly on soft rock radio stations across the UK. country, more than 20 years after their debut.
Built in 1973 but extensively renovated and expanded in 2019, the couple’s new Hidden Hills mansion spans nearly 9,000 square feet of luxury living space, with six bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The location is also endlessly peaceful, nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac atop a steep ridge, with sweeping views framing the surrounding hills and the otherwise flat skyline of the San Fernando Valley. A large infinity pool adds to the visual splendor.
Described in the list as a ‘superb contemporary estate’, the house is of unclear architectural provenance but will no doubt impress guests. An all-glass entrance opens into a double-height hall; a stepped living room has a fireplace and pocket doors with spectacular views.
Wide-plank oak floors extend into the open dining room and massive kitchen, which includes chic, commercial-grade appliances. Also on the main floor is an oversized pantry / prep room and a family room that extends out to the grassy backyard via several sliding glass doors.
The house’s six en-suite bedrooms include an upstairs master bedroom with its own comfortable sitting area, as well as a private balcony and lavish bathroom.
On the ground floor, the expansive land of around two acres includes a gated parking lot anchoring an attached four-car garage, as well as spacious loggias, plenty of patios, and the aforementioned pool / spa overlooking Hidden Hills and communities. surrounding areas.
In case Fuentes and Marx need to borrow a pesky cup of sugar, some of their new neighbors include Lil Wayne, Madonna, Drake, Jeffree Star, John Stamos, and several members of the Kardashian clan.
The couple also own at least two other luxury homes, including a $ 5.8 million beachfront property in Malibu, acquired only by Fuentes in 2013, before their marriage. And in 2019, the pair jointly purchased a $ 3.1 million getaway to the expensive community of Coral Gables, Florida, just outside of Miami.
As for the couple’s other home in Malibu, the one that just sold for $ 6.1 million last month – this property included a Mediterranean-style mansion (below) with five bedrooms over approximately 6,000 feet. squares of living space. New owners, tech industry executive Tom Kershaw and his Russian-born wife Yelena, will appreciate the property’s proximity to the stunning Paradise Cove beach, as well as luxury amenities like a wine cellar, a recording studio and a separate guest house.
Marc Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and John Galich of Sotheby’s International Realty held the Hidden Hills list; Leah Lail of Coldwell Banker replaced Fuentes and Marx. Lynette Bishop of Compass and Rita Simpson of Sotheby’s International Realty held the Malibu list; Britney Smits of Coldwell Banker represented the buyers.
This story first appeared on Sale.com, which contains additional photos.