Prolific TV director James Burrows, who created the show “Cheers” and directed programs like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Rhoda,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Taxi,” “Frasier,” “Friends” and “Will & Grace,” has listed his mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood for $12,850,000.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report that Burrows, 66, is trying to unload the six-bedroom house that he purchased from Richard Gere and his then-estranged (and now former) wife, supermodel Cindy Crawford, in 1995 for $5,150,000, according to public records. Built in 1939, the Georgian-style house, at 10790 Bellagio Road, sits on a 1.24-acre parcel and has rolling lawns, and sweeping views over the Bel-Air Country Club to the city and down to the ocean. Features in the mansion include seven baths, high ceilings, a traditional floor plan, five sitting rooms, a mirror-lined gym, warm wood floors, a veranda that overlooks the garden, a pool room, a media room, a wine cellar and a guest suite, according to listing information. The mansion previously has been written about in Architectural Digest.
How large Burrows’ mansion actually is is up for debate. Los Angeles County records list the house at 6,734 square feet, while a 1995 Los Angeles Times article reported that the mansion is closer to 10,000 square feet. Gere and Crawford reportedly paid about $5 million for the mansion in 1993 and put another $1 million into it, converting a den and wine room into a media room, baths and an office. That said, Gere and Crawford were reported never to have spent much time in the house. The mansion had been gutted by a previous owner in 1991.