Canadian-born comedic actor Jim Carrey has been pulling down the big bucks since the early '90s, becoming one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors along the way. So it must be that Carrey, who was recently spotted checking out penthouses in Manhattan, is simply tiring of his beach house in Malibu, and not in any financial straits.
Not that you'd know it from the listing, which refers to the five-bedroom spread as "priced for an immediate sale." Of course, that doesn't mean the place is cheap, far from it. Carrey has the 2,900-square-foot California contemporary listed for $13.95 million.
While most beachfront houses in Malibu cost a pretty penny, this one is especially exclusive for being located inside the guard-gated Colony, a private community popular with celebrities. Six-figure rentals are not uncommon in the sought-after neighborhood and a laundry list of luminaries have passed through its gates. The Shah of Iran built an extravagant home for his first daughter here in the 1970s, Pamela Anderson has taken to renting out her place as a vacation home for $75,000 a month, and producer Brian Grazer listed his 0.25-acre plot and house here last year for almost $20 million.
Meanwhile, in the Big Apple, the frenetic funnyman has been renting for $25,000 per month while hunting for a suitable permanent pad. In February, Carrey was spotted checking out an $8.6 million unit at Tribeca's 101 Warren St. The three-bedroom apartment, which rented back in April, sits up on the 32nd floor and boasts an enormous outdoor space.