American Idol Creator Simon Fuller Selling Bel-Air Mansion For $35 Million

By on December 1, 2019 in ArticlesCelebrity Homes

Simon Fuller, who among other things is the man behind the series American Idol as well as the worldwide Idol television franchise, is selling a huge mansion in Bel-Air. Realtor.com reports that the TV mogul, along with his wife Natalie Swanston, have listed their expansive estate for $35 million, a healthy profit compared to the $24 million they paid for it back in 2014.

The home measures in at 11,200 square feet with seven bedrooms, and interestingly enough, it dates all the way back to 1927, when it was designed by famed Los Angeles architect Gordon Kaufmann. But the Fullers are said to have done extensive renovations on the house when they purchased it, albeit retaining the house's Georgian architecture in mind.

One of the biggest cosmetic changes they made to the house compared to when they bought it (from, incidentally, billionaire David Murdock) was a new paint job, and what used to be red brick is now painted white.

Known as the Fredricks Residence, here's how the home's official listing describes its "Georgian Splendor":

"By far the most elegant traditional on the market today. Complete privacy on 1.6 acre promontory with jetliner views to the ocean. Period details abound and are complimented by exceptionally high 14ft ceilings. Sophisticated and elegant public rooms include a vast living room, circular wood-paneled library, soaring entry hall with original floating staircase and an epic dining room that can accommodate 20 guests. Massive walls for art, scaled for grand-entertaining and state of the art home automation. Gourmet Kitchen with adjacent family room. Master suite is a world unto itself with large entrance vestibule, office, gym and dual baths. Grounds include large gated motor court, guest house, mosaic pool, greenhouse and manicured rolling lawns. Rich in History and Pedigree. A trophy for generations."

You can take a look at the Fredricks Residence (with its old red brick exterior) in the video below from Ewing and Associates: