TV producer extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes, the creator of some of the most deserved shows around, sold her century-old Los Angeles mansion on Tuesday for $21 million.
Walled and gated, the home is “one of the most luxurious properties” to be offered within the city’s historic and well-to-do Hancock Park, according to the listing with Ed Solorzano of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, a representative of Via, declined to comment on the deal.
Built in 1923 by Elmer Gray, a prolific Southern California architect who also designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the seven-bedroom home was completely overhauled by Ms. Rhimes, whose first impression of the home was that “it was ugly.” was,” according to architectural digest,
But Ms. Rhimes, 51, returned the home to its original glory during her eight-year tenure – which began in 2014, when she bought the home for $8.8 million, property records show.
The process involved recreating its front exterior, adding skylights with custom hand-blown glass to bring in light, and recreating the interior of the three-story home while maintaining what was original. Now, as per the listing, there are custom details like crown molding, designer lighting, and Venetian plaster.
In addition, the nearly 12,000-square-foot spread features a marble foyer, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a family room, and a library. It also has ornate ceilings, a two-story gallery with an iron mezzanine, and a home theater with a snack bar.
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Elsewhere on campus, a guest house is equipped with a hair salon and the large backyard features a courtyard, a pool, a cabana, and a hedged secret garden.
Mansion Global could not identify the buyer as records of the deal have not yet been made publicly available.
Ms. Rhimes is the founder of the production company Shondaland, and the producer of much-loved shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Bridgeton.”
A representative for the manufacturer could not immediately be reached for comment.
Los Angeles Times First reported sale.
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