Extraordinary TV producer Shonda Rhimes, creator of some of the frenzy’s most worthy shows, sold her century-old Los Angeles mansion on Tuesday for $ 21 million.
Walled and gated, the house is “one of the most spectacular properties” ever offered in affluent historic Hancock Park, as listed with Ed Solorzano of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, who through one representative declined to comment on the deal.
Built in 1923 by Elmer Gray, a prolific architect from Southern California who also designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the seven-bedroom house was completely redesigned by Mrs. Rhimes, whose first impression of the house was that it was ” ugly “, according to Architectural summary.
But Ms Rhimes, 51, restored the home to its original glory during her eight-year tenure, which began in 2014, when she bought the home for $ 8.8 million, according to records. of the property.
The process included recreating its front exterior, adding skylights with custom hand-blown glass to bring in light, and revamping the interior of the three-story home while retaining what was original. . Now, there are custom details everywhere such as moldings, designer lighting and Venetian plaster, according to the listing.
In addition, the nearly 12,000 square foot space includes a marble fireplace, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, family room and library. There are also ornate ceilings, a two-story gallery with a wrought-iron mezzanine, and a home theater with a snack bar.
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Elsewhere on the grounds, a guest house is equipped with a hairdressing salon and the large backyard houses a patio, a swimming pool, a cabana and an enclosed secret garden.
Mansion Global could not identify the buyer as the transaction record has not yet been made public.
Ms. Rhimes is the founder of production company Shondaland and the creator of popular series including “Grey’s Anatomy“, “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Bridgerton”.
A representative for the producer could not be reached immediately for comment.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the sale.
This story originally appeared on Global Manor.