Husband-and-wife actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have paid $3,110,000 to purchase a four-bedroom house in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood.

In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the couple's recent purchase, which they recently made under the radar screen through a trust.

From our way of thinking, why not start the new year off with a bang with the news of this purchase, which is by one of Hollywood's highest-profile acting couples (even more so now, given the split of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon). Recall that Ted and Mary (shown here with Larry David) had gone into something of a real-estate ownership vacuum (in L.A., at least) since selling their oceanfront, Cape Cod-style house at 23610 Malibu Colony Road (also known as 58 Malibu Colony Road) in the Malibu Colony in Malibu, Calif. in May 2008 for $15,500,000.

Now, we can report on the couple's purchase of their new house, which measures either 3,316 square feet (according to public records) or 4,076 square feet (according to listing information). Built in 1930, the house has three and a half baths, a formal dining room, a spacious kitchen, a breakfast area, and a warm living room, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.26-acre property include a treehouse and a detached office and studio, according to public records and listing information.

The house had been listed for $2,999,000.

The seller is noted screenwriter Channing Gibson, who has been a story editor and producer on TV's "St. Elsewhere," a writer and co-executive producer of "NYPD Blue," and the screenwriter of several films, including "Lethal Weapon 4."

As we have noted in the past, including in July 2008, Danson and Steenburgen own other properties, including in Ojai, Calif. and in Chilmark, Mass. on Martha's Vineyard. See our July 2008 post for specific details.