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Bob Newhart Sells Bel Air Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLER: Bob Newhart
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $15,500,000
SIZE: 9,169 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After nearly three years on and off the market, the long-time Los Angeles estate of Hollywood icon Bob Newhart has been sold for $14.5 million. The Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning comedy writer and actor, now in his 80s, purchased the gated 1.37-acre spread in early 1990 for $4,200,000 and first made it available on the open market in June 2013 with a $15.5 million price tag.

The circa 1941 French Country-style mansion, in the ritzy heart of Bel Air’s prestigious East Gate section, measures in at 9,169 square feet with a total of five bedrooms and six full and two half bathrooms. Graciously proportioned entertaining spaces include a center hall entry with curved staircase, step-down formal living room with fireplace and vaulted wood-clad ceiling, formal dining room with fireplace, and a family room with wet-bar, copper-hooded fireplace, and wide bank of multi-paned glass sliders that lead to a shady loggia. The updated kitchen steps down to a flagstone tiled breakfast room that opens through French doors to a dining patio that overlooks the lushly planted backyard with sprawling red brick and flag stone patios, broad and flat lawns, and a boulder-ringed swimming pool and spa. An al fresco poolside cabana is equipped with a kitchenette, two bathrooms and, on the upper level, a small guest apartment. There are two guest/family bedrooms in the main residence along with a sprawling master suite that offers a private sitting area, a couple of substantial walk-in closets and two bathrooms while an extensive staff wing off the kitchen provides two en suite bedrooms and a plus a staff powder room. A suite of offices atop the two-car garage has a separate entrance and could easily be converted to additional staff quarters or guest accommodations.

Some of the plush estates in the immediate vicinity are owned by Platinum Triangle real estate heavy hitter Rick Hilton, Packard Bell founder Benny Alagem, hospitality industry honcho Sam Nazarian — he bought his grand estate last year for $25 million from Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, philanthropic oil heir Howard Keck, Jr., and influential record executive Ken Berry whose 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival mansion was previously owned by late comedian Robin Williams and has been on and off the market since 2012 at a variety of prices from a high of $18.9 million to a low of $15.75 million.

Listing photos: Coldwell Banker

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