Jason Bateman, Amanda Anka buy Borgnine estate

Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka buy Ernest Borgnine estate

Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka arrive at the Golden Globe Awards in January. (Jason Merritt)

Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, have purchased the estate of Ernest Borgnine in the Beverly Crest area for $3 million.

The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home features a formal entry hall, a grand staircase, a paneled library, an office, a den, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool.

Bateman, 44, is known to generations of TV viewers for his roles in "Arrested Development" (2003-present) and the originally titled "Valerie" (1986-91). Anka, 44, has appeared in "Bones" (2008), "Notes from the Underbelly" (2007) and "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1996).

Borgnine, who died last year at 95, is remembered for his Oscar-winning performance in "Marty" (1955) and his work in the title role as commander of a madcap crew in the sitcom "McHale's Navy" (1962-65). Until 2011 he was the voice of Mermaidman on "SpongeBob SquarePants."

The estate came on the market in October for the first time in 60 years priced at $3.395 million.

Billy Rose, Paul Lester and Aileen Comora of the Agency in Beverly Hills were the listing agents. Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyers.

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