Friends superstar Matthew Perry is no stranger to real estate deals and over the last ten years, in addition to acting, writing and producing, has been buying, restyling and reselling some fabulous California homes. The most recent that has come to market is this glamorous 40th-floor penthouse in the celebrity-approved, paparazzi-proof 42-story Century condominium. Perry purchased the penthouse, which covers the entire 40th floor of the building, right after selling another stunning home in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills Bird Streets in 2017. After bringing in his team of architect Scott Joyce and interior designer LM Paganoe, Matthew has recently put it on the market at $35 million.
Five-time Emmy winner and with three Golden Globes for his pompous but charming roles in Frasier and Cheers, the multi-talented actor, musician and vocalist Grammer met Camille in 1996 while she was working for his production company. Married in 1997, they purchased the private, guard-gated French Country home in star-studded Serra Retreat a year later and Camille continued to live there after their divorce in 2011. The Grammers put it up for sale in 2012 and it sold in 2015.
Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects in 2009, Century attracted Candy Spelling, widow of filmmaker Aaron Spelling, who bought the top two floors 41 and 42, Paula Abdul, Elizabeth Berkley and Rihanna. Many more flocked to Century from film industry elites, CEOs and celebrity chefs. In 2017, Perry bought the entire 40th floor. The building rises above four acres of lush private gardens. A LEED Silver certified building, it comes with a 75-foot-long swimming pool, screening room, yoga and Pilates studios and a wine-storage facility.
Perry’s 40th floor measures in at 9,318 square feet with ceiling-to-floor views over Los Angeles - visually stunning in daylight and sparkling with lights at night. It includes enormous rooms - a living room with two fireplaces and a huge master suite with multiple living areas. Overall, there are four bedrooms and eight baths, game room and home theater. The chef’s kitchen has island seating as well as a table for casual dining and a separate dining room with glass walls highlighting the views. Four terraces are perfect for entertaining and dining.
Best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the mega-hit sitcom Friends, where he made $1 million per episode, Perry has continued to act in television, film and on stage. His most recent project is a two-part miniseries starring as Ted Kennedy in a Reelz production of The Kennedys: After Camelot.
Having resided in New York for the last year, Matthew is selling his 40th-floor penthouse in the celebrity-laden Century condominium in Los Angeles. Priced at $35 million, the listing agents are Greg Holcomb and Cassandra Petersen of Compass Realty, Los Angeles.
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