Disney Animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull is listing one his properties in Kailua, Hawaii, or as Variety puts it, “Pixar Pasha Ed Catmull Peddles Pricey Hawaiian Hideaway.”
Built just two years ago by San Francisco-based Gast Architects, the 10,593-square-feet compound has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and 125 feet of beach frontage. The LEED Certified Gold home includes a “resort-size” pool with spa/waterfall, gym, media room, and elevator. Asking price: $20,138,000.
Catmull is currently embroiled in a class-action lawsuit that alleges he was one of the key architects of an industry-wide wage-suppression scheme that kept the salaries of animation industry employees artificially low and prevented them from finding higher-paying work. New evidence is emerging almost weekly of how Catmull misled artists for years so that Hollywood feature animation studios could increase profits.
While Catmull worked to lower the wages of thousands of industry, an action for which he doesn’t apologize, his own income ballooned after the sale of Pixar to Disney, allowing Catmull to acquire a diverse portfolio of American homes. In March 2012, Catmull and his wife Susan sold another house in Kailua for $2.15 million, and a month later, sold a second home in the same neighborhood for $3.5 million. Then, in 2013, the Catmulls paid $6 million for a classic Edwardian home in San Francisco. According to Variety, “Property records show they own several other properties in prime San Francisco locales plus a small bungalow in the upscale Bay Area community of Piedmont that they picked up a few months ago for $900,000 as well as one or two homes in an affluent southern suburb of Salt Lake City, UT.”
Here’s a tour of Catmull’s $20 million beach hideaway. Click on any image to enlarge: