Quickly on the heels of selling a bluff-top property on Malibu’s Point Dume in an off-market deal for $11.8 million — he bought the place six years ago for almost $9 million from “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss — famously peripatetic Olympian Shaun White has officially listed a neighboring spread for a bit less than $11 million. The half-pipe master, who made the property available in 2018 as a rental at more than $27,000 per month, won’t see much if any profit on the property he snapped up just over three years ago for $10.75 million
Behind gates on just over an acre, the modestly proportioned and fully renovated, cottage-style two-story residence offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a little less than 2,200 square feet. An open-plan living and dining room features lustrous exotic wood floors, a fireplace and a wall of windows that opens to a large deck with elevated views over the ocean. The separate, high-end kitchen is fitted with professional appliances and includes a cushioned banquette under a picture window that perfectly frames a photographic view of the ocean. Upper-level bedrooms open to the outdoors, while a lower-level family room spills out through French doors to a spacious covered patio with built-in barbecue. Beyond the resort-style swimming pool and spa, a huge lawn stretches out to the bluff’s precipitous edge.
The property is listed with Compass agents Aaron Kirman and Chris Cortazzo.
In addition to being a three-time Olympic gold medalist, White, over the past five to 10 years has also played hard in the real estate game, frequently buying and selling luxury properties in Southern California; Park City, Utah; and New York City. In 2017, he paid award-winning composer Marc Shaiman $1.6 million for a Laurel Canyon cottage with a state of the art recording studio, and last year he plunked down $3.75 million for a 1950s post-and-beam fixer-upper in the affluent foothills above Hollywood. He also maintains a sophisticated two-bedroom penthouse in New York City’s East Village that was scooped up in 2014 for not quite $2.9 million and is currently on the market at close to $3 million.
DeAndre Jordan Lists Malibu Manse in Small Reduction
NBA celebrity DeAndre Jordan, who played with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2008-18, has hoisted his lavish mansion at the ritzy foothills over Malibu’s picturesque Paradise Cove on the market at a pinch less than $10 million. Unfortunately for the 6’11” center — who signed a four-year, $40 million contract last year with the Brooklyn Nets — the asking price for the 3.5-acre estate is a small amount under the $10 million he paid for it not even two years ago.
Sequestered behind imposing wooden gates and listed with Joe Tourtelot at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Tuscan-inspired villa contains half a dozen bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms between the nearly 9,000-square-foot, three-story main residence and detached guest suite.
Fancifully finished with polished, Italian travertine floor tiles, several intricately carved stone fireplaces and a mix of granite and onyx, the mansion offers spacious formal entertaining spaces with coffered ceilings. Common areas include a gourmet, eat-in kitchen that flows easily into a family room with baronial fireplace and thick wood beams on the vaulted ceiling. Other luxuries: an elevator, a wine cellar with barrel-vaulted brick ceiling, a game room with professional wet bar and a decadently appointed home theater.
Arched loggias outside the main living areas give way to more than 2,000 square feet of terraces, an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and an open-air cabana alongside a stone- and tile-accented infinity-edge swimming pool and spa.
Washington Put up Below Fireplace From Its Personal Union, Media Critic for Suspending Reporter Over Kobe Tweets
The Washington Put up is underneath fireplace from its personal guild and media critic for placing one among its reporters on administrative go away for a sequence of tweets put out within the wake of Kobe Bryant’s loss of life.
As information of Bryant’s passing unfold on Sunday, political reporter Felicia Sonmez had tweeted a 2016 article from the Each day Beast a few former sexual assault accusation made towards the NBA star, adopted by an outline of the following harassment she’d confronted due to that submit and a protection of her choice to share the story.
“Any public determine is price remembering of their totality, even when that public determine is beloved and that totality unsettling,” she wrote in posts which have since been deleted however shared as screenshots in Washington Put up protection.
Fearing for her security within the wake of threats that publicized her residence handle, Sonmez checked right into a resort that night. However somewhat than defend their reporter within the face of such assaults, The Put up determined to droop her from her job for what managing editor Tracy Grant stated was “poor judgment that undermined the work of her colleagues.”
The Washington Put up Guild issued a press release Monday slamming the choice. The paper has “failed to supply a transparent clarification of why she was positioned on go away — to Felicia or to anybody else,” it learn, including: “We’re involved by The Put up’s unwillingness to be clear about this problem, and alarmed by the implication that reporters will probably be penalized for speaking about any matter not on their beat.”
The transfer “exhibits utter disregard for finest practices in supporting survivors of sexual violence” and revealed critical flaws within the paper’s “arbitrary and over-broad” social media coverage, it stated. It additionally famous that this isn’t the primary time the paper has “sought to manage how Felicia speaks on issues of sexual violence.”
“Felicia herself is a survivor of assault who bravely got here ahead along with her story two years in the past. When articles attacking her have been revealed in different retailers, The Put up didn’t launch a press release in help of one among its revered political reporters,” it learn. “As a substitute, administration issued a warning letter towards Felicia for violating The Put up’s imprecise and inconsistently enforced social media pointers.”
The suspension was “misguided,” the paper’s media critic Erik Wemple wrote in an op-ed. By his personal learn of the Put up’s social media coverage, her tweet would if something “seem to ask a pat on the again from administration.”
He interviewed Sonmez as saying: “I might argue that not ignoring a matter of public document is the way in which to go and making survivors really feel seen and heard helps Washington Put up journalists somewhat than making our jobs tougher. We’re extra in a position to do our jobs as a result of we’ve demonstrated to these survivors that we’re worthy of their belief.”
She continued: “I’m a bit of confused. If The Put up is arguing that letting these survivors really feel seen makes different colleagues jobs tougher, I’d recognize an evidence.”
A spokesperson for The Put up declined Monday to elaborate additional on the reasoning behind its choice to droop Sonmez, and has not but responded to Selection’s request for remark Tuesday in regards to the Guild assertion.
Washington Post Confirms Suspension of Reporter Following Kobe Bryant Tweets
The Washington Post has suspended nationwide political news reporter Felicia Sonmez after her tweets around late NBA star Kobe Bryant’s rape allegation as well as the backlash she obtained on line.
The socket confirmed to Variety it has taken actions against Sonmez.
Tracy Grant, managing editor of The Washington Post, stated:”National political reporter Felicia Sonmez has been put on administrative leave while The Article reports if tweets concerning the passing of Kobe Bryant violated The Post newsroom’s social networking coverage. The tweets exhibited poor judgment that jeopardized the work of her coworkers. “
Sonmez tweeted a connection in The Daily Beast, printed Apr. 11, 2016, together with the headline”Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case: The DNA Proof, the Accuser’s Story, along with the Half-Confession.”
But, it’s thought that the tweet that prompted her suspension is a screenshot of her job inbox revealing the area of the backlash she obtained — a revelation which goes contrary to the socket’s policies. The journalist has since taken the tweets however screenshots are still being circulated online.
In the moment, Sonmez reacted with tweets that stated:”Well, THAT was eye-opening. To the 10,000 individuals (literally) who’ve commented and emailed me with abuse and death threats, please take some time and read the narrative — that was composed 3years before, and I.
“Any people figure is well worth recalling in their totality even if this public figure is treasured and totality unsettling. That people are reacting with anger and threats toward me (a person who did not even write the item but discovered it well-reported) speaks volumes regarding the pressure individuals come under to remain silent in such scenarios.”
Sonmez’s defeat includes breaking news in the White House, Congress and the campaign trail. Past stints include a short time interval in Beijing, in which she had been a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and after the editor of The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report.
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