Shonda Rhimes Acquires Another Home in Hancock Park

New Hancock Park home of tv, producer, director and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes. (photo Rodeo Realty)

Television producer, director and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes has expanded Shondaland in Hancock Park to three properties according to various news sources. The latest purchase, for $4.6 million, is an English Country-style home with stone facade built in 1924 with a swimming pool, lawns and a pool/guest house.

According to Variety: The 1920s-era residence, extensively restored and updated over a decade ago by designers Michael Mueller and Norman Wogan, measures in at a comfortably spacious but well short of huge 4,985-square-feet with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

A three-tiered fountain anchors the grassy front yard where, just off the slate-paved driveway, a discreet archway leads to a cozily compact porch and front door that opens to a marble floored center hall entry flanked by formal living and dining rooms. The graciously baronial living room has a fireplace and a small adjoining office while the dining room, with coffered ceiling and nearly floor-to-ceiling 24-pane casement windows, links through to a center island kitchen outfitted with up-to-date appliances and two-tone beige and brick colored stone counter tops on distressed wood cabinets. An informal dining area just off the kitchen has fireplace and the neighboring library/family room has a wood beamed ceiling and French doors to the backyard.

Nearby neighbors have told the Buzz, Rhimes is a lovely neighbor.  She clearly seems to enjoy and appreciate the neighborhood as this is her third home in the historic neighborhood where she hosted several fundraisers for President Obama during his presidency. Rhimes purchased an 8,292-square-foot mansion on a prominent Hancock Park corner in March 2010 for $5.6 million from indie musician Beck and later the 8,398-square-foot Elmer Grey-designed Mediterranean villa in 2014 for $8.8 million owned by sitcom actress Patricia Heaton, according to Variety.
1920’s English Country-style home in Hancock Park purchased by Shonda Rhimes. (photo Rodeo Realty)
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Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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