As chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer since 2010, Gary Barber is the man responsible for bringing you The Hobbit movies, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, GI Joe: Retaliation, and the RoboCop remake; turns out he has equally refined and original tastes in real estate. The LA Times reports Barber's just put his "Mediterranean/Monterey-style columned estate" in La Jolla up for sale, with a listing bragging that it was "Completed in '99 by Sharratt Construction." A terrific year for McMansions! The property includes a main house, two-suite guesthouse, a five-car garage, and a pool with cabana on just under a half-acre of bluff (with steps leading to the beach); the listing claims 9,862 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (though sources vary a bit). And Barber must be some sort of appliance fetishist—the main house has two kitchens with "three Dacor convection ovens, four subzero refrigerators, two Bosch dishwashers, four stainless steel sinks, two Dacor microwaves." He paid $16.115 million in 2009, according to Redfin, and is now asking $26.95 million.
· 6114 Camino De La Costa [Redfin]