Friday, March 15, 2013

Week End Wrap Up (03.15.13): Patricia Heaton

BUYER: Patricia Heaton and David Hunt
LOCATION: Toluca Lake, CA
PRICE: $5,400,000
SIZE: 7,649 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: The long-legged gal at Trulia Luxe Living reported this week that sit-com queen Patricia Heaton (The Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond) has her huge and historic 8,400 square foot Elmer Grey-designed mansion on two adjacent lots in L.A.'s hoity-toity Hancock Park 'hood in escrow (for an unknown price) and has already purchased her next home, a faux-Tuscan villa in the poshest pocket of the L.A.'s affluent Toluca Lake community.

Miz Heaton and her husband David Hunt paid $5,400,000 for the the walled and gated residence that sits on .75 landscaped acres, was originally built in 1998 and measures 7,649 square feet. Interestingly that's about 800 square feet smaller than the family's previous residence in Hancock Park, not counting the additional living space/media room they had above garage.

Property records Your Mama peeped show the seller was Francis von Zerneck, the Emmy nominated actor/director/writer son of Emmy nominated t.v. movie producer Frank von Zerneck and B-movie actress Julie Mannix (Portrait of a Stripper, Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers, Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress).

Listing details describe the property rather grandiloquently as "One of the most important estate to ever come on the market in Toluca Lake." We don't know about that but we do know that the bulky, ochre-colored two story abode has five bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, garage parking for four cars and at least three fireplaces. Main living spaces include formal living and dining rooms, a library/office and a well equipped but stylistically banal chef-friendly center island kitchen with breakfast room and adjoining family room. In addition to the main staircase in the double-height impress-the-guests double-height entrance hall, an elevator whisks the lazy and/or the infirm between the home's two floors.

The deep back yard has expansive balustrade bordered dining and entertaining terraces, "park-like grounds, a heated swimming pool, spa and poolside cabana.

So, children, did Miz Heaton and Mister Hunt make a good real estate trade? Discuss...

listing photos: Coldwell Banker