It’s hard to separate Jeremy Piven from his nuerotic Entourage character Ari, so if you’re like me, you’d assume that in real life he would also have a ridiculous bachelor-style home somewhere in the midst of L.A. So when I heard the Golden Globe winner just put up his 2,424 square-foot Malibu Beach house for rent for a lovely $35,000 a month, I wasn’t that shocked.
But after you see the three-story beach house that Piven acquired in 2004 from former hockey player Chris Chelios for $3.5 million, the price makes sense. Beach reality is already pricey, but when you’re on the famed sandy beaches of Malibu with a party-sized dry sauna, three large bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, it’s going to get expensive. And yes, there’s a private yoga studio and an entertainment room with a built in bar, media lounge, and a music room.
Oh and when I said you’ll need $35,000 a month to get it, word is the actual rental fee is $50,000 per month in July and August. And June is when it’s $40,000, while September it’s $35,000. May is $25,000. In that case, it will take me approximately 20 years to rent this house. Finally, a worthy cause to use Kickstarter.
And according to his decor, Piven must really like Buddhism, gardening and candles. Ari would probably approve.
Nicole Theodore is an editorial assistant at Playboy.com. In another life, she’d be the female version of Ari. Follow her on Twitter.