If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in your head, then the actor's longtime Studio City house will likely bring his trademark role -- affable, flawed, curmudgeonly, fatherly editor Lou Grant -- to mind too.
Talk about a warm fuzzy. The charming traditional-style home, which sold for $1,306,250, has that real-people-lived-here look. Described as “quaint” by Realtor.com, which spotted the sale, the place oozes wall-to-wall character.
Used brick, leaded-glass doors and windows, exposed-beam ceilings, brass hardware and French doors are among the 2,783-square-foot home’s charms. Living space includes dining and family rooms, an office, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The self-contained master suite features a sitting area, a fireplace, another office and a walk-in cedar closet.
Brick steps lead off the back of the home, built in 1954, to a sunny patio and a swimming pool with a spa.
Asner, 84, is a past president of the Screen Actors Guild. The Emmy winner played Lou Grant in the 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and in a spinoff newspaper drama.
Last year Asner appeared in the “The Glades” and the TV movie “Christmas on the Bayou.” This year he is in the series “Men at Work” and the films “Audrey,” “The Games Maker” and “Promoted.”
The home was purchased in 1996 for $540,000.
Ron Holliman and Constance Chesnut of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents. Stanton Snyder represented the buyer.