Jerry Seinfeld’s former Hollywood Hills home is for sale off-market, according to listing agent Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates.
According to property records, the current owner is Leslie Peter Benzies, the former president of Rockstar North, a United Kingdom-based subsidiary of New York’s Rockstar Games. Benzies also served as a lead developer for the “Grand Theft Auto” video game series.
The Hollywood Hills property at 9444 Sierra Mar Place, along with three other adjacent lots, are on sale for a total of $40 million, Maize said. Seinfeld’s former 5,900-square-foot home, built in 1967, includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The lot at 9432 Sierra Mar Place has a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,600-square-foot guest house, built in 1956. The other two lots at 9442 Sierra Mar Place are empty. The four lots on sale total just under 1 acre. The parcel at 9432 Sierra Mar Place is the only one that can be purchased separately, for about $6 million.
Benzies intended to tear down the former Seinfeld home, as well as the guest house, in order to construct a 15,000-square-foot mansion and a 6,100-square-foot guest house. The architectural designs have been drawn up, though building permits are still pending. The buyer of the four parcels could theoretically proceed with the building plans if they are approved by the city.
Benzies would still like to develop the mansion if he can’t find a buyer for all four parcels, Maize said.
Seinfeld sold his former home in 1998 for a reported $3.2 million to Alec Berg, an executive producer of NBC’s “Seinfeld.” Berg has also served as an executive producer on HBO shows “Silicon Valley” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
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