Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Scott Silveri Snag Santa Monica Craftsman

BUYERS: Shana Goldberg Meehan and Scott Silveri
LOCATION: Santa Monica, Calif.
PRICE: $7,600,000
SIZE: 3,704 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It was good ol’ real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak who first told Your Mama — and property records confirm — that veteran television sitcom writer-producers Shana Goldberg Meehan and Scott Silveri splashed out $7.6 million on a turn of the 20th Century Craftsman on a prime, palm tree-lined street in Santa Monica, Calif.

Each of them took home an Emmy for producing work on “Friends” in the early 2000s and more recently she created, wrote and produced the short-lived rom-com situational “Better With You,” while he created, wrote and produced the also short-lived rom-com situationals “Perfect Couples” and “Go On,” the latter of which starred “Friends” alum Matthew Perry.

Listing details show the brown-shingled residence was originally built in 1910, sits on a .35-acre mid-block parcel and has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 3,704 square feet of well-maintained if somewhat outdated-looking interior space that retains at least some original detailing such as built-in china hutches in the formal dining room.

A petite and charming porch leads directly in to a sizable, L-shaped main living space that spans the full width of the house with loads of windows and French doors, hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen isn’t any great shakes with perfectly prosaic, white builder-grade raised panel cabinetry with crisp and woefully ordinary white ceramic tile countertops. Upstairs there are two guest bedrooms, one with attached sun porch, plus a sizable master bedroom with dual closets and a second, street-side sun porch.

A covered patio at the rear of the house has a long view of the flat and grassy backyard that’s dotted with mature trees and there’s a two-car detached garage with alley access tucked up in the corner. What the yard does not have is a swimming pool. Listen, butter beans, we know having a swimming pool two blocks from the beach is impractical, expensive and arguably unnecessary, but there is simply no way this property gossip would drop more than 7.5 million bucks on a house without a pool. Of course, we’re not nor will we ever be in the market for a $7.5 million house in Santa Monica, so that’s really a moot point, isn’t it?

Our research shows the Silver-Goldberg-Meehans still own a spacious Spanish-style mini-mansion in Beverly Hills that they picked up in 2007 for $5.6 million and was — so the scuttlebutt and marketing goes — once home to Boris Karloff, Katherine Hepburn and Leyland Howard. They previously owned the house directly across the street from their Bev Hills house that they dumped in July 2012 for almost $2.6 million to a corporate concern that resold the property in April 2014 for $3,295,000 to television writer and producer Allison “Ali” Adler (“The New Normal,” “Glee,” “Chuck”).

Listing photos: The Agency

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  1. Rabbi Hedda LaCasa says:

    I believe restoring the original interior trim, paneling, plate rails, built-ins, and ceiling beams to a natural wood finish would re-inject much needed charm and a dose of faux-authenticity. And replacing the new light fixtures with ones of period design. And stripping and staining the French doors and windows. And re-laying the new wood floors with shadow box designs. Oy, that would be a lot of work. Owen, please wake up; I need a Jameson on the rocks, or maybe three, just thinking about it!

  2. lil' gay boy says:

    Prosaic, indeed; ordinarily I love a good Craftsman, but whoever did the last “rehab” on this one done scrubbed off all the charm. It will take a lot of work to re-inject some soul into it.

    And the garage looks like one behind an auto body shop in Queens.

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