It seems that entertainment industry power player Brad Grey and his sartorially stylish wife, Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, are on a bit of a real estate tear the last couple of months. The couple hoisted their spacious and sophisticated New York City pied-a-terre at the legendary Carlyle on the open market in April with an asking price of $22.5 million and now we hear the couple has quietly unloaded their tastefully lavish Colonial-style mansion in a particularly pricey and lusted after pocket of Bel Air for, according to real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak. Price is pegged at $25 million. A transfer of ownership has yet to pop up in any of the property record databases we peeped and poked around but good ol’ Yolanda, who provided some circumstantial social media evidence, swears on a thousand baby elephants the new owner of the stately estate is famously flashy and currently embattled hospitality industry mogul Sam Nazarian.
Property records and various reports from the time show the gated and extra-ordinarily high-hedged corner property was purchased by Mister Grey — currently the chairman and CEO of Paramount and Brad Pitt’s partner at the Plan B production company — in 2009 for $22 million and, as some of the children may recall, was put up for sale on the open market in 2013 with an asking price of $27.5 million. The property was removed from the open market in June of 2014 but, so the scuttlebutt goes, remained available as an pocket listing if you knew the right high-powered Platinum Triangle real estate broker to call.