BUYER: Hank Azaria
LOCATION: Perugia Way, Bel Air, CA
PRICE: $10,000,000 (last listed at $13,975,000)
SIZE: 8,434 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Bel Air traditional in move-in condition. Master with his & hers and 4 additional bedroom/ bath up. Large living room opens to patio. Huge flat lawn and large pool. City and golf course views. New addition has family room, craft room, plus 2 bedroom and gym. Large gazebo by pool with fireplace and bath.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Not too long ago we were settin' around on the back patio sipping a gin and tonic and shooting the shit with our beloved bean spiller Nelly Knowsitall who, among other tidbits, informed Your Mama that Emmy winning actor Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Huff, The Birdcage and etc.) purchased a new crib on posh Perugia Way in Bel Air.
As soon as ol' Nelly slid her boney I-haven't-eaten-solid-food-in-years backside into her black big body Mercedes Benz, we hopped on the interweb to see what we could find. It took some time to put all the pieces of the puzzle together, but records show the house Miz Knowsitall swears Mister Azaria and his baby momma Katie Wright bought is an 8,434 square foot mansion on that was last listed at $13,975,000. We don't know what Mister Azaria paid, so don't bother asking us because we are in a mood and we're likely to give you a verbal tail whipping.
The hedged, gated and secured traditionally designed house sort of resembles a Monterey Colonial (minus the adobe walls) and, according to listing information, includes 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms including a master suite with dual bathrooms. Each of the other four family bedrooms on the second floor have their own private pooper and there are two additional bedrooms in the recently added two floor extension that was somewhat haphazardly tacked on to the back of the house.
The architecturally wonky addition, according to listing information, includes a craft room, a gym, the two above mentioned bedrooms and a family room with views towards the Bel Air Country Club where according to their website, it may amuse the children to know, cell phones, dungarees, tank tops, shorts of any kind, swim wear, warm up suits and all sorts of other casual ensembles are strictly verboten on the golf course, in the clubhouse and, yes, even in the damn parking lot.
Anyhoo, a lovely if low-ceilinged entrance hall leads to the large living room that features one of the property's four fireplaces, ebonized wood floors and a row of French doors opening to a rear terrace. Other rooms, according to listing information, include a dining room, a wood paneled library, a gore-may kitchen all did up with white cabinets and Carrara marble counter tops, a breakfast area, an office, den, a dance studio, an art studio, and a petite driveway leading to garage parking for three automobiles.
Outdoor amenities include a large flat lawn, a sport court, what appears to be a children's play house, a rectangular swimming pool and a circular spa. The flagstone terracing that surrounds the pool continues into the adjacent gazebo/pavilion where there is an outdoor living and dining area warmed by a fireplace and a blessed with a terlit, which is a good thing because it's a bit of a schlep from the pool deck to the house iffin you've got a bladder full of gin and tonics screaming to get out.
Mister Azaria and his baby momma's nearby neighbors include entertainment bigwig Robert Daly and his legendary songwriter wife Carole Bayer Sager who have a three parcel compound that property records show encompasses an 11,635 square foot main house, a 3,245 square foot guest house. Next door is philanthropist and children's rights do-gooder Nancy Daly Riordan (the former wife of the former mayor of Los Angeles) who was real estate gossip catnip back in the spring of 2008 when it was widely rumored and falsely reported that she sold her huge Malee-boo beach house for $68,000,000.
This is, apparently, not the only house in Mister Azaria's real estate portfolio. The likable actor has long owned a modest modern house on Bryn Mawr Drive in the Hollywood Dell neighborhood and, according to usually spot on Lucy Spillerguts, he also owns a 4 bedroom and 4 bathroom house in Beverly Hills that backs up to Franklin Canyon and sits across the street from the compound that kooky Sharon Stone bought back in 2006, never moved into, flipped back on to the market, tried to sell for an eternity and then, we hear from Our Fairy Godmother in Beverly Hills, leased to some rich guy.
P.S. Sorry for the delay today. We had things to do.