A private estate in Los Angeles’s posh Pacific Palisades, previously owned by the late TV writer and producer Steven Bochco, has sold for close to $24.95 million. Bochco, known for his Emmy Award-winning TV shows like “Hill Street Blues,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” and “NYPD Blue,” passed away in 2018 at the age of 74. The property was sold by his estate.
The seven-bedroom mansion, which was recently purchased in August, was designed by Paul Williams, the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects. Williams was renowned for his mansion designs for Hollywood icons such as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s and ’40s. The gated property spans over 10,800 square feet and features a formal living room, a family room with a projector screen, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a library, a gym, a wine cellar, and a private guest wing.
The primary suite of the estate boasts vaulted ceilings with dual bathrooms, walk-in closets, and a fireplace. The property also includes a standalone guest house, a pool with a spa, a cabana, and a tennis court. Aaron Kirman, Dalton Gomez, and Morgan Trent of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate represented the listing.
According to the listing agents, the buyers were delighted to own a significant piece of architectural history in such a coveted location. Bochco had owned the property since 1997 and used it not only as his personal residence but also as a venue for hosting charity events. Notable guests at these events included former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
The estate was initially listed for $35 million but was gradually reduced to just under $27.5 million before being sold. Property records indicate that the buyer is a trust.
– Mansion Global
– Paul Williams, American Institute of Architects
– AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate