By Neal J. Leitereg
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2016
Songwriters and musicians John Trivers and Liz Myers have sold their home in Hermosa Beach for $8.35 million — the most expensive residential sale this year in the South Bay community, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
The custom three-story home along the Strand in the North Hermosa Beach area was designed by architect Marc Appel and completed in 1990.
The roughly 2,750-square-foot contemporary evokes an urban loft with its unbridled floor plan, vaulted ceilings and two-story atrium. Red steel I-beams lend an industrial note to the living and dining areas.
Other features include walls of ocean-facing windows, a gym/media room and a European-inspired kitchen with a wrap-around countertop. The master suite — one of three bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms — takes in views extending from Catalina Island up toward Malibu.
Two terrace balconies and a lower-level patio with gate leading to the Strand are among the exterior features. There’s also a two-car garage and a small carport.
The house was most recently listed for $8.795 million, records show.
Kristen Novoa of Vista Sotheby’s Realty was the listing agent. Lynne Lear of Strand Hill Properties represented the buyer.
To date there have been seven sales of $6 million or more in the Hermosa Beach area this year. In August, based on 14 sales, the median sale price for the area was $1.562 million, according to CoreLogic.
Trivers has collaborated on songs for such artists as Tina Turner and Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult. Myers co-wrote the song “Shakin’” from Eddie Money’s 1982 album “No Control” and has orchestrated ballets for Agnes de Mille and the Joffrey Ballet.
The couple’s commercial music business has produced scores used by the “CBS Evening News” and Apple marketing campaigns, among others.