Michael D. Ratner has made a name for himself directing and producing branded content for some of the biggest celebrities on the planet. a docuserie, and that’s just getting started. Recently signed with the talented juggernaut CAA – with Emmy-winning production studio OBB Media he formed in 2016 – the successful producer goes from the small digs of West Hollywood to a posh gated estate in the rugged mountains at the over Beverly Hills.
Real estate records reveal that Ratner sold his two-bedroom, two-bathroom WeHo apartment for $ 1.5 million and immediately distributed $ 5.4 million for his new 90210 home, initially listed for $ 5.8 million. dollars. Weighing just over 4,000 square feet with six en-suite bedrooms, the two-story home was built in 1955 but has since undergone a complete contemporary makeover, and sits on a 0.36 acre plot just a quick getaway both the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel and Franklin Canyon Park.
Set back from the street and preceded by a parking lot and an attached two-car garage, the structure has been described as an “elegant Hamptons estate” in the listing and features an off-white stucco and brick facade. . Steps lead up to the steel-framed entrance doors, which open onto an entrance hall adorned with a decorative red chandelier. From there, a fireside lounge features a vaulted ceiling with a skylight, towering built-in shelves, and an elegant wet bar with sink. Glass doors open onto an outdoor dining and entertainment deck, which houses a fireplace and wood-paneled seating area.
Around the corner is a comfortable family room with French doors that open onto the back yard; there’s also a gourmet kitchen fitted with a spacious marble-topped island, Wolf appliances, shaker-style cabinets, and a breakfast nook with a built-in bench seat. Also on the lower level is a chic wood-paneled dining area adorned with an artistic Italian marble wine rack for over 250 bottles, as well as a media / game room.
Upstairs, one of the two parental suites of the residence is enhanced by a spa-type bathtub equipped with two sinks, a bathtub and a walk-in shower, as well as French doors which open onto a lattice balcony. As for the private backyard, find a grassy lawn flanked by a half basketball court and built-in Viking barbecue to one side, and a large pool and spa with a deck. the other.
Ratner, also a prolific music video producer, is the founder and CEO of OBB Media. He leads the creative team on his projects, which include the recent Amazon premiere of the feature concert documentary “Justin Bieber: Our World”. Other OBB projects include the Netflix comedy series “Historical Roasts,” as well as Kevin Hart’s “Cold as Balls” and the play Demi Lovato which opened this year’s SXSW film festival.
Shawn Shirdel of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent; Ratner has been replaced by Steven Schaefer and Jay Luchs of Newmark Residential.
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