Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen buy near water in Santa Monica

Ted Danson of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and his wife, actress Mary Steenburgen, have dropped $4.3 million on a beach-close house in Santa Monica.

Set on a walk-street, the quaint three-story house sits on a narrow 4,500-square-foot lot. Bay windows, French doors and corner fireplaces are among interior features.


A curving staircase leads to the second story while a floating-style staircase goes to the loft space on the top floor. The more than 4,000 square feet of living space includes living, dining and family rooms, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Of note in the parking-tight area, there's a two-car garage. Views take in the waterfront.

Danson, 67, is also in the series "Fargo." He gained fame as the amiable bartender with steely good looks on the 1980s sitcom "Cheers" and went on to star in such shows as "Becker," "Help Me Help You" and "Bored to Death."

Steenburgen, 62, won as Oscar for her supporting role in "Melvin and Howard." She appears this year on "Justified" and will star in the film "Dean."

Property records show the house has been used as a rental in recent years and last sold in 1985 for $275,000.

Credit goes to Celebrity Address Aerial for unearthing the transaction.

Debby Berg of John Aaroe Group was the listing agent. Annika MacPherson of Sotheby's International Realty represented Danson and Steenburgen.

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