Actor/comedian/erstwhile talk show host Tony Danza's Cape Cod-style house in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks area is available for $6,150,000.
Continuing with our efforts this week to catch up on items that others have written about (but not us), we wanted to provide our thoughts on the listing of Danza's five-bedroom, 6,778-square-foot house on 1.83 acres at 3637 Longridge Avenue in Sherman Oaks, which was rebuilt from the ground up in 1997. Our friends over at the Real Estalker wrote a great post on Danza's listing way back on October 30.
As the Real Estalker correctly noted, Danza purchased the property in 1986 from actor Robert Urich, who was moving to Massachusetts. Danza owns the house in his real name, Anthony Iadanza. And, as the Real Estalker also noted in an update, Danza is selling the house because he and his wife, Tracy, have separated. There's a certain sad irony to the house being on the market (for an admittedly eye-popping price), given that Danza purchased the property within his first year of marriage to Tracy.
The original house on the property had been built in 1941 and had measured about 6,000 square feet, according to the the October 19, 1986 'Hot Property' column by Ruth Ryon in the Los Angeles Times. The original house also had a basement with a wine cellar and was at the end of a long, sweeping drive. All that came to an end in 1994, when the house was destroyed by the Northridge earthquake, prompting Danza's move to rebuild the house from the ground up over the years to follow.
Now, Danza is selling the rebuilt two-story house. Features in the house and on the gated property include five baths, a wine cellar, a guest house, a gunite pool, a spa, a tennis court, a batting cage, and canyon and mountain views, according to listing information.
Check out online listing sheets for Danza's house -- complete with photos -- here.