Dude is selling his house

Dude is selling his house


norman lebrecht

June 28, 2016

You’ll never buy a nicer hacienda.

Gustav Dudamel has put his Los Angeles house on the market, only 18 months after he moved in. Since then, however, he got divorced.

The asking price is $3.3 million.

More pics here.

dudamel house



  • David Osborne says:

    Hideous. In Australia we call them McMansions.

    • JBBaldwin says:

      In these U.S. of A., we also use that term.

    • Beverly Hills Billy says:

      McMansions are recently built homes. This was built in 1923 and if one looks through the pics it doesn’t at all fit the McM bill.

    • Dennis says:

      It’s only 3600 square feet. Hardly a “McMansion”. It’s only that expensive because of where it is. In my area of the US, a house that size would only cost about $500,000 max.

  • Rodrigo says:

    Right. Like the US is the only place in the world with large expensive homes.

  • V.Lind says:

    If that decor is their taste…grisly. The house has potential. A lot less pretentious than what you see film people and golfers having.

    • Bruce says:

      The house looks very “staged” to me. Professionals come in, pick out furniture & carpets, make sure all the walls are painted beige or ecru or something, and try to make the place look like something out of a “gracious living” magazine. My guess is that market research must have shown that people are less likely to buy a house that looks like someone lives in it.

  • John says:

    Definitely modest digs by LA standards. Nice looking place.

  • Holly Golightly says:

    This just isn’t any body else’s business!! I find this breach of privacy offensive.

    • Dave T says:

      The house, its pictures, and its sale and asking prices are all either in the public record or actively made available to the public. That it has a “famous” owner– and news of that being spread– should only help the seller get a better price. Besides, as a poster suggested above, the photos show nothing but generic furnishings; there’s not a personal item (except perhaps the piano) to be seen.

    • Bruce says:

      Agree with Dave T above. This is standard practice in the US: address, asking price, pictures of the house (inside & out), are all always displayed on real-estate websites. You can take a “virtual tour” of almost any house for sale in the US. If the owner is famous, that is usually made public too, in the interest of getting a higher price. It’s not a breach of privacy when the information is revealed voluntarily (and legally).

  • M2N2K says:

    No wonder he is selling this house – it is not nearly good enough for such an outstanding interpreter of Gustavo Mahler.
    Just kidding.
    Only a little.