Former MTV VJ Julie Brown, better known as Downtown Julie Brown, and her husband, Martin Schuermann, a former movie producer and CEO of Vision Industries, just sold their home in Marina Del Rey, CA, for $2.85 million. According to Rodeo Realty, which sold the listing, the home was featured in an episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” this summer, in which Brown traded places with NBA star Lisa Leslie.
If that’s the case, it’s not the first time the home has been on TV. Before they sold it, Brown and Schuermann tried renting the place for $15,000 a month, and it appears that they rented it to the producers of “Breaking Amish: Los Angeles,” which aired on TLC in July. The kitchen on “Breaking Amish” is identical to the one on “Celebrity Wife Swap,” although it looks much different than the one in the listing photos, so either it was remodeled drastically since then, or the listing photos were taken before the remodel.
Brown told ABC “we live a very stylish lifestyle and love the finer things that life has to offer,” which shines through in the photos. Each room is filled with modern furniture, sculptures, and pieces of art. The living room showcases an interesting mural in which different colors of bills were pieced together to create the overall image of a one-dollar bill.
Brown also told ABC “we like to host dinner parties where all of our friends come over and we get to cook a lovely meal for everyone to enjoy.” The rooftop terrace offers the perfect spot to entertain, with a hot tub, built-in barbecue, and views of Catalina, the Pacific Ocean and downtown city lights. Inside, the chef’s kitchen leads to the modern dining room, which features an acrylic transparent floor and a piano nearby.
The house spans 4,738 square feet, with five bedrooms and five baths. It includes surround sound wired throughout, a resort-style master suite with ample closet space, a game room, media room and gym. Additional information is available on Redfin.com.
What do you think of the home? Can you picture Julie entertaining celebrities there?