The Los Angeles Times and others have reported that television mega-producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes has listed her longtime estate in Hancock Park for $9.995 million. According to the Times, Rhimes has called the 1920s Traditional home since 2010. Property records show the home sold in 2004 for just over $3 million. This is one of four homes Rhimes owns in Hancock Park.
According to Zillow. com:
“The home is “Impressively sited on a lush corner lot & elevated high above coveted Hudson Ave., rests the ultimate Hancock Park Estate. Traditional style home w/modern flair. Classic Center Hall floorplan. 6 large Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms. Spacious public rooms w/hardwood, recessed lights & crown molding. Entry Hall w/stenciled floor. Living Room w/coffered ceiling & fireplace. Formal Dining Room. Library & Music Room flanked by multiple French doors. Piece de resistance is the massive Great Room, combining the open Kitchen & Family Room into an extraordinary communal space where all can congregate, dine & relax. Chef’s Kitchen w/huge island peninsula. Sprawling Master w/dual baths, 2 walk-in closets & separate Study. 5 additional Bedroom Suites. Tiered rear yard w/ground level entertaining space & an extended swim-lane pool perched majestically above. Adjacent Cabana perfect for poolside recreation. Walled & gated for privacy. A truly wonderful estate property worthy of its distinguished address!”
Rhimes, 48, is known for such hit television shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Scandal.”
In other news, Variety reported that Dermot Mulroney, of “August: Osage County,” has listed his 1920s Spanish bungalow in La Brea-Hancock, which Variety called, “quietly affluent Hancock Park-adjacent neighborhood of Los Angeles.”
Mulroney has listed with Sotheby’s for $2,085,000 after buying the property about five months ago for just a bit less $2,065,000 in May. The single-story home, also available for rent at $10,000 per month, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in just under 2,100-square-feet, according to Variety.
Finally, and also of interest, is a story reported by the Eastsider about the historic renovation of a long-neglected Elysian Park home designed by legendary Mid Century architect John Lautner by Trina Turk and her husband Jonathan Skow, who passed away this week. Turk and Skow were great supporters of Mid Century architecture and Modernism in Palm Springs, where they also lived. According to the Eastsider:
“After spending $1 million to buy the neglected home in 2014, the couple undertook an extensive restoration and had the house declared a historic cultural monument.
The couple, who own several homes, said they intended the Elysian Heights home to serve as Skow’s office and a place for out-of-town guests.
“When the glass doors are open, it feels magical in here,” Skow told the New York Times. “It’s a transcendent experience. It’s totally cool.””
The article also contains a link to a feature on the home published in the New York Times in June 2017, which includes a 360-degree video tour.