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Japanese rocker Tak Matsumoto cleans up in sale of Beverly Hills home
March 5, 2020 in Latest News

Los Angeles Times

Japanese musician Takahiro “Tak” Matsumoto of the rock duo B’z has sold the onetime Beverly Hills home of crooner Bobby Darin for $8.75 million. That’s $250,000 over the $8.5-million asking price and nearly three times what Matsumoto paid for the property on Rodeo Drive in 2003, public records show.

“When it comes to the subject of the current luxury real estate market across the nation, Beverly Hills continues to be a bellwether,” co-listing agent Markus Canter said. “No matter where buyers come from across the globe, Rodeo Drive is one of the most famous streets and destinations in the world.”

The Spanish-style compound, which dates to 1922, was home to Darin during the 1960s, around the same time the singer-songwriter started his acting career. It was later owned by Noel Blanc, a voice actor and son of voice-acting legend Mel Blanc, who sold the property in the late 1990s after about three decades.

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Photos by Josh Spooner/ Courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties