'Today' anchor Natalie Morales spends $6.8 million on a Brentwood Traditional

“Today” show anchor Natalie Morales has made some news of her own, buying a newly built home in Brentwood for $6.8 million.

Tucked behind privacy gates, the East Coast-inspired house has a traditional yet contemporary vibe with French iron doors, elegant fixtures and light wood floors. Gray-painted brickwork and crisp white siding provide a visual contrast to the exterior.

Within the 7,020 square feet of refined space are a two-story entry, a living room with a fireplace, a blue-hued library/den with built-in bookshelves and a chef’s kitchen with an oversized island. A wine wall set within tempered glass sits off the formal dining room.

Upstairs, the master suite has a fireplace, a boutique-inspired closets and a balcony that overlooks the grounds. There are six bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms in all.

Bi-folding doors open to a terrace patio with an outdoor fireplace and an al fresco dining area. Lawns, hedges and a rectangular swimming pool and spa complete the roughly quarter-acre setting.

The property came up for sale in June for $6.795 million, records show. It previously changed hands a year ago for $2.7 million.

Myra Nourmand and Lobat Ghodoushim of Nourmand & Associates Beverly Hills were the listing agents. Hugh Evans of Partners Trust represented Morales.

The 44-year-old Morales announced in May that she was moving to L.A. to be the West Coast anchor for the NBC morning show as well as co-host “Access Hollywood” and “Access Hollywood Live.” She also appears as a correspondent on “Dateline NBC” and “NBC Nightly News.”

Her longtime home in Hoboken, N.J., came on the market in June for $3.1 million and is currently pending sale.

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