Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman drops price of his Beverly Hills view home to $3,495,000
First, there were John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then came Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello -- the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles created by Kevin Eastman. We can argue all day about which quartet will ultimately have the deepest impact on pop culture, but for now, Eastman has a house to sell.

The mastermind behind the concept of having four turtle mutants battle evil megalomaniacs from their home in a Manhattan sewer just lowered the price of his view home in Beverly Hills to $3,495,000 from $3,995,000. It's been on the market since August.

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom Mediterranean-style home has 5,458 square feet and is in a guard-gated community. The villa sits on a double lot. In addition to the main house, there is a pool, spa, poolhouse (or guesthouse) and an additional detached structure that can be used as a studio, office or gym. The main house has high ceilings, hardwood floors and an attached garage.

Eastman's Ninja Turtles originated in a comic book that quickly became one of the most popular comics of the early 1980s. Toy figurines and a TV series followed, and at the height of Turtlemania, there were images on toothbrushes, backpacks, Pez dispensers and seemingly everything else.

Michael Eisenberg of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

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