Hot Property: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw sell Beverly Hills Post Office home for $9.5 million
The 10,500-square-foot Mediterranean features canyon and city views, and comes with a swimming pool and spa on 4.85 acres.
Country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have sold their Beverly Hills Post Office spread for $9.5 million. (Everett Fenton Gidley)
The two-story Mediterranean, with panoramic canyon and city views and a swimming pool with a spa, sits on 4.85 gated acres — a fair amount of breathing room for a "city" home. The two-story entry features limestone floors. There is a step-down living room. The 10,500-square-foot house's six bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms include a master bedroom suite with dual bathrooms and a connecting gym.
Hill, 42, has sold more than 40 million records. She and McGraw won a Grammy Award for best country collaboration with vocals in 2006 for "Like We Never Loved at All." Each of them has won multiple Grammys.
McGraw, 43, also has seen sales in the 40 million range. He starred opposite Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side" (2009). Hill appeared in the 2004 film "The Stepford Wives."
The duo, whose primary residence is in Nashville, bought the Beverly Park house in 2003 for close to its $6.45 million asking price, according to Times archives.
Marisa Zanuck of Hilton & Hyland handled both sides of the transaction.
A half-century of belly laughs
The longtime family home of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" actor Morey Amsterdam is on the market at $6,495,000.
The Beverly Hills Midcentury classic, with many of the original features and décor from the time of the comedian's purchase nearly a half-century ago, has a '60s vibe.
The single-story house was a place where guests could feel at home.
" Ronald Reagan would stop by to visit, and Dad would tell him jokes standing in the kitchen," said son Gregory Amsterdam, who lived there through his college years and beyond. "There were people popping in and out all the time."
The Amsterdams often entertained at home, throwing dinner parties in the formal dining room for 10 to 15 guests. Other times the area around the kidney-shaped swimming pool in the backyard was used for parties of 50 to 60, Amsterdam said.
"My father loved the sun," Amsterdam said, to the point where he would walk backward on a golf course to face it. The senior Amsterdam sometimes wrote quips while lounging in the pool area. "If there was any hint of sun, he would be out there getting a suntan."
The family changed the footprint from a T-shape to a J by adding what they called a play room with large picture windows, a television, a card table and a desk, where the comic also worked on material.
The 5,854-square-foot house has walls of glass that open to the backyard, a living room with a fireplace and a step-down bar, a breakfast room, a den with a fireplace, four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. There is a three-car garage and large motorcourt.
Morey Amsterdam, who died in 1996 at age 87, played fellow office worker Buddy Sorrell on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-66). The gregarious actor was in show business for more than seven decades.
"My father really loved people," Gregory Amsterdam said. "He'd go out to get the mail, and Starline Tour would go by and he'd stop to talk."
Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills South and Gloria Benveniste of Coldwell Banker's Marina del Rey office have the listing.
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