Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-Creator Selling West L.A. Home
Dude! Does this home come with pizza and a bevy of hard-shelled crime fighters?
Of course, by now, cartoon creator Kevin Eastman has probably grown used to these kinds of exuberant inquiries since it’s been a good 28-year run for the cartoon phenomenon he began with collaborator Peter Laird in 1984.
With money from a tax refund along with a loan from Eastman’s uncle, the artists self-published a single issue comic intended to parody four of the most popular comic series of the early 1980s and found themselves with a smash hit.
Much of the “Turtles’ ” mainstream success began with licensing agreements that later expanded to action figures, video games, games, books, television series and movies.
Eastman’s home in West L.A. pays homage to Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello — several of the listing photos include glimpses of “Turtles” memorabilia.
The contemporary Mediterranean home, built in 2005, features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, high ceilings, archways, a chef’s kitchen, large living room with French doors leading to the front enclosed patio, and dining room which includes a wet bar and wine refrigerator. The master suite boasts a double-sided fireplace, custom walk-in closet and marble stone finished bath with spa tub. Eastman’s backyard is perfect for entertaining. It features a heated salt-water pool with flagstone deck and pool house.
Assuming a 20-percent down payment on a 30-year-fixed-mortgage, a monthly payment on Eastman’s house will be $6,438, according to data on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.