John Wells, executive producer of such TV hits as “ER,” “The West Wing” and “Shameless,” has sold his home in historic Hancock Park for slightly more than $12.41 million. He bought the property through a blind trust a decade ago for $10.4 million, records show.
Built in 1925, the English Revival-style residence was once visited by President Obama, who in 2010 attended a fundraiser hosted by Wells.
The handsome brick house sits back from the street and features box hedges, gardens and mature trees along the front. Beyond the two-story entry, the 9,676-square-foot floor plan includes a formal living room, a wood-paneled library and a center-island kitchen. A gym and office/studio reside on the third floor.
Including the pool pavilion and guest apartment above the garage, there are nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
A covered patio overlooks the swimming pool and gazebo in the backyard. Formal gardens, specimen trees, a greenhouse and a lighted tennis court complete the setting.
The sale is the most paid for a single-family home in the Hancock Park area since 2015, when actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith sold their marital home for $15.947 million, records show.
Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland was the listing agent. Jenna Cooper of Compass represented the buyer. The exact sale price was $12,412,440.
Wells, 61, has received multiple Primetime Emmys for his work on “ER” and “The West Wing.” His other credits include the series “Animal Kingdom” and “Southland.”