The Art Linkletter estate in Bel-Air has sold above its asking price for $10.6 million.
Built in 1957, the 5,000-square-foot Midcentury Modern house includes two atriums, sculptural metal screens, pocket doors, two stone fireplaces and walls of glass. Carports and a motor court can accommodate about 20 cars. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 4.6-acre city-view site contains a solar-heated swimming pool, a sports court and a lawn dotted with flagstone pathways.
Linkletter, who died in 2010 at 97, hosted the long-running radio and television shows "People Are Funny" starting in the 1940s and "House Party," which was renamed "The Art Linkletter Show." His interviews with children ran on "Kids Say the Darndest Things" in the late '90s. His wife, Lois, died in October at 95. They were married for 75 years.
The property came on the market at $10.25 million in March for the first time in 40 years.
Joyce Rey and Debra Lynn Smalley of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills South office were the listing agents. Rayni Romito and Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times