Magazine article Variety

Beck Pays above Asking for Canyon Digs

Magazine article Variety

Beck Pays above Asking for Canyon Digs

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A modestly proportioned and architecturally noteworthy residence tucked into the rustic but refined Mandevllle Canyon area of Los Angeles was sold, per property records, by married entertainment-industry veterans James Mangold and Cathy Konrad for $3.15 million - a fair amount above its not-quite $3 million asking price. And, so swears real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak on her hardworking Rolodex, the buyer is wildly innovative uni-named alt-rocker Beck.

Property records indicate that Mangold, co-writer of the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and director of the box office blockbuster "The Wolverine," and Konrad, producer of "Walk the Line" and "Scream: The TV Series," snatched up the three-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom storybook cottage in late 2006 for just under $2.3 million. Described in marketing materials by architecture-sawy Coldwell Banker listing agent Bret Parsons as a Brittany T\idor, the 2,600-square-foot, circa-1964 residence was designed by Gerard Colcord and, our research reveals, previously owned by late Looney Toons cartoonist Lou Lilly.

The conscientiously restored and carefully upgraded residence retains many original features, such as hand-hewn ceiling beams and several cozy nooks for reading, writing and repose. …

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