Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Steve Carell Nabs a New Crib

BUYER: Steve Carell
LOCATION: Toluca Lake, CA
PRICE: $6,000,000
SIZE: 5,126 square feet, 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We heard this deal was going down a long time ago but unfortunately forgot about it until reminded by the bizzy boys at Celebrity Address Aerial yesterday. The reigning king of comedy Steve Carell (The Office, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Get Smart) has splashed out on new digs paying an even-steven $6,000,000 for the Toluca Lake, CA estate of sassy comedic icon Jonathan Winters.

Property records show the 1.27 acre estate includes a 5,126 square foot traditional style house with 6 bedrooms and 5 poopers. One side of the double gated circular drive swings by the front door and through a porte cochere to a massive motor court and the other side swoops around the house and directly into the motor court. At the back of the heavily treed property is a free-form swimming pool with adjacent pool house and for some bizarre and stoopid reason a tennis court has been slammed up against the back of the house. Your Mama hopes that Mister and Missus Carell figure out a way to swap the swimming pool and tennis court without doing much if any damage to the many mature shade trees that dot the property.

It does not appear to Your Mama that the Winters' property was on the open market.

The upscale but down to earth Toluca Lake neighborhood is filled to the gills with high profile people such as Miley Cyrus who owns her own recently purchased property that's just around the corner from her family's spread, Eric McCormack, Markie Post, Swoosie Kurtz, Andy Garcia, Demi Lovato, and Ashley Tisdale just to name a few.

Since May of 2006 another of Mister Winters' other famous neighbors has been none other than Steve Carell who has owned a 6,657 square foot house with 5 bedrooms and 6 poopers that is literally just around the corner from his new home. Mister and Missus Carell, actress Nancy Carell, also own a modest 4 bedroom and 2.5 pooper home in Marshfield, MA that records show they purchased in July of 2005 for $790,000.

The aged Mister Winters, we presume but do not know, moved to his 3+ acre estate in magnificently expensive Montecito, CA where he and the wife–who passed on in January of 2009–were smart enough to buy way back in 1990 when it didn't cost ten or twelve million for a piece of shit shack.


Neely O'Hara said...

Do you know what I find even more boring than tennis? A tennis court on one's own property. Like a basketball hoop or a kiddie playhouse, they should at least be hidden as best possible. So imagine my reaction to this! The epicenter of evil! Grass that satanic thing over pronto, Mr. C!

StPaulSnowman said...

I think nothing is less boring than tennis. Of course, some would prefer to grassover and eat their frito pie reclining on a red and green plaid chaise longue. Some people would say that grass in California is the epicenter of waterguzzling evil.

Anonymous said...

It's a huge lot. Beautiful grounds.
I like what I see of the back of the house.

Toluca Laker said...

Love your blog, and love my Toluca Lake neighbors! Carell's current home is just around the corner from this one. We're glad he's staying in the hood!

And meanwhile, if you want to show some Toluca Lake spirit, please check out my tshirt store at www.cafepress.com/tolucalakets. All proceeds go to the "Help a Freelance Writer (Me) Get Health Insurance Fund."

Toluca Laker said...

Oh, and btw, was by there yesterday and the house and lot have been completely bulldozed, so they must be starting over from scratch. Good call re: the tennis court.

Neely O'Hara said...

@St. Paul Snowman......do you have that frito pie recipe? sounds like a midwest treat!

lil' gay boy said...

From the air it appears (appeared?) to be a well-kept traditional (I love me some nested dormers) on one of the nicer blocks in Toluca Lake, flanked by unobtrusive neighbors.

Toluca Laker, can you verify the bulldozing? I'm having a little bit of trouble wrapping my brain around a $6MM teardown, especially considering that the only visible drawback was the placement of the tennis court. I am assuming that Mr. Winters kept his home in good condition, and that, if it was torn down, it was not for structural reasons.

IMHO, I think tennis & golf are both sports that don't translate well to passive observation. Tennis is rigorous to participate in, but golf, as Mark Twain put it, "Golf is a good walk spoiled."

Hands down, it is the most boring thing to watch, bar none; but I'd rather my a house back up to a golf course than a tennis court.

Jeannified said...

@Toluca Laker - the whole place has been bulldozed down?! Wow!!! Expensive teardown!

Village said...

Isn't that just so American, bulldoze the house and start over.

StPaulSnowman said...

Neely.......It is actually a southwest treat and the best can be had off the Plaza in Santa Fe in, believe it or not, a dime store.

Anonymous said...

Bulldozed a 6M dollar house!? And he seems so down-to-earth on TV. Well, I believe his family owns an architect firm, so maybe he's shooting business their way.

David A Toluca Lake said...

Rode by yesterday.

It's as flat as Kansas now. The house is gone, tore down.

Money to burn when you are paying essentially for a lot, except your not and have to tear down the house you paid for.

Kathleen said...

Actually the house was not worth saving. I don't know the last time Mr. Winters lived in the home, it hasn't been lived in for several months, windows borded up, etc. It actually looked like a house on the back lot of Universal that needed spruced up. I actually saw Mr. Carrell and his wife walking the property for several minutes a couple of weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I too went by there the other day and the house IS gone.It wasn`t in the best condition I`ve been told and it did look pretty beat up. I am surprised that somebody would pay that kind of money for just the lot basically but I guess that much land in that area is a rare find but still. I haven`t seen him in a while but guess he stills lives around the corner from his lot.

Anonymous said...

The new house is going to be huge. basement alone is over 6,000 sq ft. first floor walls started going up today.