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Zillow Real Estate

Radio host Casey Kasem asking $42 million for estate

comp:000051612794:0000001533:588c 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p>Nothing like an aerial view of a heart-shaped pool and a sprawling 2.4-acre estate to realize what you&#8217;re walking away from. But if Casey Kasem and wife Jean get $42 million for their <a href="http://www.zillow.com/los-angeles-ca/">Los Angeles mansion</a>, they&#8217;d have no reason to turn back.</p> <p>As the first &#8220;American Top 40&#8243; host and Shaggy in &#8220;Scooby-Doo,&#8221; Kasem has earned his celeb status for his notable radio and cartoon voices over the past four decades. It wasn&#8217;t until 2004 that Ryan Seacrest succeeded Kasem as the host of the weekly AT40 countdown.</p> <p>In 1980, Kasem married Jean, who played the dim-witted wife of Nick Tortelli on &#8220;Cheers.&#8221; While living in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Kasem <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-20130407,0,3911592.story">reportedly</a> bought the 8-bedroom home at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/138-N-Mapleton-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90077/20523933_zpid/">138 N Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077</a> for her in 1989.</p> <p>The gated estate was built in 1954, though its classic revival influences are apparent. A front door framed by two stone lions leads into a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/entryways/">round foyer</a> with a white Greek statue in the center. Moving into the English-style library, floor-to-ceiling book shelves and an antique chandelier set the tone.</p> <p>The bathrooms and pool, though, are perhaps the most over-the-top features. With what looks like one endless piece of marble wrapping around a whirlpool tub and shower, the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/master-bathrooms/">master bath</a> makes a monochromatic statement. A fur coat thrown over a chair also alludes to the room&#8217;s luxurious taste.</p> <p>Outside, a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/patios/">spacious patio</a> and lawn frame a custom-built pool in the shape of a heart. The property also has a tennis court, guesthouse, motor court, 2 garages and several gazebos.</p> <p>If Kasem gets $42 million for the 12,000-square-foot estate, the buyer can expect an estimated mortgage payment of $148,135 a month. This is assuming 20 percent down on a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/30-year-fixed/">30-year fixed mortgage</a>.</p> <p>While this price is 2,655 percent more expensive than the median home price for <a href="http://www.zillow.com/beverly-glen-los-angeles-ca/">Beverly Glen</a>, Kasem is taking his signature sign-off to heart: &#8220;Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-09-18/celebrities-to-sell-brities-hilary-duff-ryan-seacrest-and-others/">Celebrities to Sell-brities: Hillary Duff, Ryan Seacrest and Others</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-05-15/ryan-seacrest-buys-ellen-degeneres-custom-estate/">Ryan Seacrest Buys Ellen DeGeneres&#8217; Custom Estate</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-12/dick-clarks-flintstones-home-gets-a-price-cut/">Price Cut for Dick Clark&#8217;s &#8216;Flintstones&#8217; Home</a></li> </ul> </div>
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