We're catching up on some items that we didn't get the chance to post on earlier, and one of them is actor John O'Hurley's 5,283-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif., which he recently placed on the market for $6,200,000.
Many others already have written about the always-hilarious O'Hurley's listing of his five-bedroom Mediterranean-style villa, which the actor purchased in late 2004 for $3,050,000, according to public records. These include our friends over at People magazine, who broke the story on August 22, and the Real Estalker, who penned a terrific post on O'Hurley's house on August 25.
Since buying the house, O'Hurley oversaw a total renovation of the gated villa, which was built in 1923. Features in the house include nine baths, Japanese silk wall coverings, hardwood floors, French doors, balconies, a guest house, a six-car motor court, a wine cellar, sound and media systems, a swimming pool and a kitchen with a Wolf oven and two side-by-side SubZero refrigerators.
We'll of course keep you posted on where O'Hurley is off to. It wouldn't surprise us, though, if he winds up buying something in Las Vegas, where he's begun working on Spamalot. Alternately, we can envision him buying a more family-friendly Los Angeles-area home, particularly since he became a first-time father (at age 52!) in December.
Also, we get a huge kick out of the fact that O'Hurley's next-door neighbor on his small Beverly Hills cul-de-sac is another wiseacre actor, Jack Black. Records show that Black paid exactly $3,000,000 in April 2005 for his 2,766-square-foot house, which was built in 1958 and sits on just over an acre.
For the record, despite the fact that there are two celebrities on what is just a four-home street, O'Hurley and Black's street actually is not the most celebrity-intensive street in the Los Angeles area. That status belongs to a cul-de-sac in Malibu, Calif., which until its best-known resident recently sold her home, contained four homes, all of which were owned by celebs. And even with Britney Spears' recent sale, to this day the Malibu cul-de-sac has three bona fide celebrity homeowners out of four houses. We wrote about this unusual cul-de-sac in Malibu, back on January 29.