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.
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.