Johnny Carson Home Hits Market for $81 Million

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Johnny Carson was the king of late night TV. “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” ran from 1962 to 1992 and made NBC hundreds of millions of dollars. Carson’s home on the California coast in Malibu has hit the market for $81.5 million.

Malibu is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. The 2010 Census listed the median household income at $134,000, against a national average of about $50,000. The poverty rate was 10.6%, compared to the national average of over 15%. Over 88% of the city’s residents are white. As of last year, its population was 12,879.

The house was last sold in 2007, when it passed from Carson’s widow to Jones Apparel Group executive Sidney Kimmel.

6962 Wildlife Road sits on 4.1 acres along the Pacific Coast, a plot of land nearly unheard of in size in Malibu. The house is 7,083 square feet. It is in the area south of the busy Pacific Coast Highway, which is usually the area that has the most expensive homes. A satellite photo shows it is one of the few homes in the area that sits on a great deal of land.

The listing:

Secluded masterpiece by Ed Niles rises above the Pt Dume Bluffs. Gtd drive into rich canopy of trees. Former home of Johnny Carson, over 4 acres w/ beach access. Incredible wood & glass w/ vws of the Pacific. Light shines thru dbl triangular LR’s 30ft glass clng & indoor arboretum. A copper & glass fplc flows into Asian lounge. FDR for refined entertaining or dine on bluff terrace w/ ocean vws, all served by chef’s kitchen. Cascading waterfall extends to pool, sun deck, media room, bar/wine room & casual din rm. A luxe master suite fills the 2nd flr, exudes elegance. His onyx bathrm & wardrobe w/ pvt ofc. Her sumptuous bath & onyx tub, wardrobe, ocean terrace & sep ofc, creates the ultimate lifestyle. On Whitesands, 2 acres of manicured gardens, chmpship TC, pavilion w/ 2 bdrms, kitch, gym & locker rm & addtl gst hse. Amenities: sec ofc, mgr ofc, staff, elevator, laundry, garage+ motor court & staff lot. This Iconic property offers a rare combo of land, location, architecture & beauty.