Koi fish, it turns out, can live to over 100, so Carson’s koi were not even middle age by koi standards. Carson apparently loved to lounge by the pool to wash away the hustle and stress of TV life. And sitting by the pool, with the view of the ocean and watching the giant gentle koi glide around their pond, I could see the appeal.
Indeed, Carson bought the house in the 1980s even though it wasn’t on the market. He was living in Malibu and went to a party at the home, and within minutes made the hosts an offer. The owners told him it wasn’t for sale, but “he made them an offer they couldn’t refuse,” said Cortazzo.
So Carson knew what he wanted — and usually got it.
Carson also wanted peace and quiet at his home. The large main house only had one bedroom when he lived there — proof that he didn’t like guests or family staying with him. They could stay across the street at a guest house.