Published : Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 5:11 AM
Edwin Jed Fish Gould III, known to radio listeners as Jed the Fish, is selling his Queen Anne-style home in Pasadena for $2.299 million.
The house dates back to 1894 when it was built by investor Charles Foster, and was later home to wealthy railroad executive Louis Blankenhorn and his wife Lillian.
A listing on Podley Properties described the property as a single-family home, with two bedrooms and three bathrooms, 3,017 square feet in size, and sits on a 0.31-acre lot at 346 Markham Place in Pasadena.
The listing described the home as “an enduring icon of turn of the century Pasadena grandeur sensitively updated and peppered with whimsical modern surprises.”
“Throughout the years this stunning Queen Anne Victorian has sheltered an eclectic mix of distinguished people including a railroad baron, a professional golfer and a celebrity radio DJ,” The description continued. “Visually captivating from the street, this grand dame deliciously mixes gabled, hipped and conical forms with clapboard siding and a wrap-around porch for maximum impact at first impression.”
The estate made its big screen debut in Lucille Ball’s 1968 blockbuster “Yours, Mine and Ours.” It features a dramatic redwood staircase, 11-foot ceilings and round turret rooms. The back yard offers super-sized lighted sculptures in a park-like setting.
Off the home’s two-car garage is a large sound-proofed recording studio that Jed the Fish had been using throughout his radio career. The studio has a separate vocal booth that could double as a office, gym or guest room.
As a contributing factor to the Markham Place Historical District, the property is potentially eligible for Mills Act tax reduction, Podley Properties said.
The Los Angeles Times said the home was last purchased in 1994 for just $425,000.