According to real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak and always impeccably knowledgeable snitch Lucy Spillerguts, prolific reality-television producer Roy Bank coughed up $8.15 million via a blind trust for an almost 6,100-square-foot residence described as a “Classic East Coast Traditional.” The manse is located in a leafy pocket of Brentwood — just north of the country club — where the many high-profile homeowners include Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Julie Newmar.
The “Flea Market Flip” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” producer’s pricey, family-sized new pad has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace, a vaulted ceiling, a private terrace, and a wood-floored bathroom with soaking tub and a marble-sheathed shower. The house’s central foyer is flanked by a formal living room with a fireplace and a library alcove lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a dining room.
A butler’s pantry links the dining room to the commodious center-island kitchen that features both marble and dark wood counter tops and the usual array of high-end designer appliances, along with a sunny breakfast nook. The adjoining family room has a television-surmounted fireplace and French doors leading to a loggia that overlooks the backyard, and an adjacent game room that sports a paneled wet bar with an integrated flat-screen television.
With an over-the-treetops view, the somewhat compact yard has half a dozen entertainment areas, including a trellis-shaded lounge with an outdoor fireplace, and a dining terrace next to an infinity-edged swimming pool and inset spa. Attached to the two-car garage at the front of the house is a flexi-use room, which would be perfect as a home office, gym, or meditation area.
listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices