Jeffrey Katzenberg makes his second appearance in our Lifestyles of Animation Executives column. Unlike his Beverly Hills mansion that he built on a $35 million plot of land, this relatively modest ski-in, ski-out lodge in Deer Valley, Utah cost a mere $10 million to build. The 14,000-square-foot space includes six bedrooms, gym, stone fireplace, ski-prep room with boot warmers built into the walls, an indoor pool and hot tub, a wood sauna and a billiard room. It also includes a 75-inch 3-D-enabled Samsung television that Katzenberg flew in from Korea.
The home was built twenty years ago but has been continually updated. Its interior floor plan was designed by architect Charles Gwathmey in consultation with architect Rick Otto. “[My wife] Marilyn wanted to create a place where we could be a family and not have social obligations infringe on that time,” Katzenberg explained to the Wall Street Journal. “We designed the house to be the perfect family trap. When we vacation at the house, we literally eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together.”
Guests at the home have included Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Michael Jackson, reality-TV producer Mark Burnett, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The Wall Street Journal offers more photos and a video tour of the property, which you may as well watch since it’s unlikely that Jeffrey will be extending invites to Cartoon Brew readers anytime soon. But seriously, Mr. K, if you’re ever lonely and need a ski buddy, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’ll even eat dinner with you, though breakfast and lunch seems a tad excessive.