Since he’s been unable to unload it as a not-so-secret whisper listing with an asking price of just under $8.3 million, it seems former “Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes has decided to try to pass off his Hancock Park manse as a high-end rental at $40,000 per month. Gated and privately situated behind a high hedge, the ivy-encrusted Country English Tudor was purchased by the two-time Emmy winner in 2001 for $1.65 million, and measures in at a comfortably spacious 6,400 square feet, decked out with a bevy of high-tech bells and whistles that include custom lighting, automated climate controls and an integrated sound system.
The stately and fastidiously maintained residence, expensively and handsomely done up by L.A. designer Chris Barrett in what one of our saucier and more design-savvy chums cattily described as “beige on beige on beige,” has a center hall foyer, formal living room with fireplace, a bookshelf-lined dining room, and a paneled game room with billiard table. A butler’s pantry links the dining room to a chef-friendly eat-in kitchen that opens to a family room with television-surmounted fireplace. Two guest bedrooms, both with private bathrooms, are joined on the second floor by a master suite with extensive dressing room and private veranda. A detached carriage house at the rear of the nearly half-acre spread includes a self-contained apartment for guests or live-in staff. French doors open many rooms at the rear of the main residence to a spacious entertainment terrace that steps down to a broad lawn bordered by mature gardens, swimming pool, and outdoor lounge shaded by a wisteria-draped pergola.