Bob Newhart lists Bel-Air estate

Comedian Bob Newhart has priced his longtime home at $15.5 million. (Realtor.com / June 21, 2013)

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One of America’s revered funnymen, Bob Newhart, has listed his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $15.5 million.

The French country-style home, designed by Wallace Neff and built in 1941, is two stories with a basement and an attic. There are five fireplaces, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 9,169 square feet of living space. Offices sit above the garage. The 1.37 acres of grounds include a lagoon-style swimming pool, mature trees and lawn.

A star architect to celebrities

Newhart, 83, entertained a national audience with his sitcoms “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972-78) and “Newhart” (1982-90). Later generations know the comedian from appearances on shows such as “ER” and “Desperate Housewives” and the film “Elf” (2003). This year he guest-starred on “The Big Bang Theory.”

The property was purchased in 1990 for $4.2 million, public records show.

Michael Sahakian and Johnny Schell, both of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills South office, are the listing agents, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

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