Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ray Bradbury, writer, home, demolished yesterday. Old and new pics of his house

UPDATE: 01/22/2015: The new owner and architect Mayne is now making up stories. He said he never knew it was the Bradbury house when he first saw it on the market. That's a lie. It says "Bradbury" all over the listing page, see below. It was like that the second it went on the market. There were  a ton of articles about the house being on the market. The second it went on the market I drove down the street to look at it. I even made a Facebook page for the house.

Mayne has stated in the past that he doesn't know why people get upset when he tears down a house to build a new one. He says "architecture is transitory in nature." He said this after he tore down the Bradbury house. Now he's trying to say he saved all the wood to make projects. No, he didn't. I was there. They used machinery to rip down the home. The wood was broken up into little pieces and is now in two large trash bins exposed to rain, sun, heat, cold. If he was going to use the wood, he wouldn't have ripped the home down in that manner and tossed everything in trash bins. The only thing I saw that he saved were two windows.

My family used to own Downtown Salvage. We tore down most of the expensive homes in Beverly Hills for years. We first go in and salvage anything of value like wood beams, fire places, copper plumbing, doors, windows, railings, brick, tile.... We carefully removed that to trucks and transported to our huge indoor warehouses in downtown LA on 7th and Anderson near Mateo. We owned four blocks down there which we sold in the 1980's to a storage company. We carefully stored everything in the warehouse.

After the items of value were removed, then we'd go in with wrecking balls, bulldozers and demolish the home putting that in trash bins which we hauled to the dump. That is not what Mayne did at all. I live up the street and watched this.


It's with a heavy heart I give you the news that Ray Bradbury the writer's home of many years was demolished yesterday. Below is the original listing with original pics before it was sold. 

Ray Bradbury, author, home, home, demolished, los angeles, california, mary cummins, real estate

Ray Bradbury, author, home, home, demolished, los angeles, california, mary cummins, real estate

Ray Bradbury, author, home, home, demolished, los angeles, california, mary cummins, real estate

Mary Cummins
Cummins Appraisal Services
(310) 877-4770

STATUS:  SoldADDRESS:  10265 CHEVIOT DR , LOS ANGELES 90064SP:  $1,765,000

    Add'l Photos
RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILYAREA: (8) Cheviot Hills - Rancho ParkMLS#: 14-760515MAP:  632/F6BR: 3
STYLE: TraditionalSUB: PUD: YB: 1937BA: 3.00 (3 0 0 0)
APN: 4316-003-004ZONE: LAR1HOD: STO: 2APX SF: 2,456/AS
ELEM: Castle HeightsJRHS: PalmsSRHS: Hamilton

DIRECTIONS: East of Motor Avenue, At Queensbury Drive
REMARKS: 10265 Cheviot Drive is perhaps Cheviot Hill's most important address. For more than half a century it was home to Ray Bradbury, one of the most celebrated, beloved authors of our time. This charming traditional features a grand living room with soaring vaulted ceilings, classic brick fireplace, large bay window allowing soft California light to flood in across original hardwood floors and custom built-ins; formal dining room for proper entertaining with detailed crown moldings, expertly crafted wainscoting and wood shuttered windows; 3 generously sized en-suite guest bedrooms; maid's quarters on the main floor; expansive grounds with a large front yard as well as backyard to retreat to the outdoors in a secluded environment and a surprisingly spacious basement where he chose to write daily. A beautiful property with an important cultural provenance, come see where so many great works of fiction were conceived. A tremendous opportunity to begin a new chapter in its storied history.  Click here to community information: schools etc.  Click here to see the Walk Score

ROOMS: Basement,Bonus,Breakfast,Den,Dining,Living
EQUIP: Built-Ins,Range/Oven,Refrigerator
AIR: NoneHEAT: Central,Other
FLOOR: HardwoodLAUNDRY: Inside,Room
FIREPL: Living RoomROOF: Composition Shingle
POOL: Room ForTENNIS: None
PARK: Attached,GarageSPA: None
SEC: OwnedFIN: Cash,Cash To New Loan
SEWER: In StreetPOSS: Close Of Escrow
DISC: As Is,Listing Broker AdvantageSZONE: Property Report
OCC/SHOW: 24-hr Notice,Appointment w/List. Office,Call LA 2SALE TYPE: Standard

LP: $1,495,000DOM: 12LD: 05/15/2014SP: $1,765,000SSP: BLOG Y/N: YesLP/SF: $608.71
OLP: $1,495,000CDOM: 12CD: 05/27/2014SD: 06/24/2014WD: AVM Y/N: YesSP/SF: $718.65

LA1: Rory PosinDRE: 01030819
PH: 310-839-8500CELL: FAX: 310-559-5587
Email Rory Posin
LA2: Kristian BonkDRE: 01466159
PH: 310-559-5570CELL: 310-839-8500FAX: 310-559-5587
Email Kristian Bonk

SA1: John Michael CockinosDRE: 01267199
PH: 310-442-1399CELL: 310-612-5606FAX: 310-820-1457
SO1: Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePH: 310-820-6651
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SO2: PH: 

CSO:  2.0%LT:  ERLBA:  YesBAC:  YesLS:  NoEO:  YesPROBATE:  

Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Copyright © 2015 by Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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