SELLER: Steve and Nancy Carell
LOCATION: Toluca Lake, CA
SIZE: 6,637 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In June 2010 Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Steve Carell and his occasional actress wife Nancy dropped $6,000,000 to acquire the Toluca Lake (CA) estate of recently deceased actor Jonathan Winters. They proceeded to raze the existing 5,200+ square foot residence—and every stick and leaf of landscaping as well—to make way for a what Your Mama imagines will be a much larger manse worthy of a television and movie star who reportedly earned nearly $300,000 per episode on his last season on The Office.
Your Mama isn’t sure if Mister Carrel’s new digs are finished but we do know, thanks to a leg up from Yolanda Yakketyyak and confirmed with property records, that the Carells quietly sold their old Toluca Lake home—literally around the corner from the old Winter’s estate—in mid-March 2012 for $5.1 million to a former head and neck surgeon turned acquisitions and operations executive at multi-billionaire Tom Gores’ Platinum Equity.
Property records show Mister and Missus Carrel purchased the property in June 2006 for for an unknown amount of dinero and as far as Your Mama can tell the Beaver Cleaver-ish white clapboard sided Colonial was not listed on the open market. The Los Angeles County Tax Man shows the 6,637 square foot house, all but hidden behind tall trees and an electronic drive gate, was built in 1999 with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
In addition to their multi-million dollar residential real estate holdings in California, Mister and Missus Carrel also maintain a much more modest 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom residence in Marshfield, MA as well as the Marshfield Hills General Store that’s run, as per the shop’s website, by Mister Carrel’s wife’s sister.