John Schneider, whose career has spanned from "The Dukes of Hazzard" in the '80s to "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" in the '90s to the still-running "Smallville," has listed his Agoura Hills home for sale at $2,199,000.
The actor described the English-style house of nearly 7,000 square feet as having "an East Coast kind of flair."
"In the summer, it has ivy on the outside," he said. "We have fall at the house. You have to rake leaves."
Schneider raised his children on the 3-acre spread, which has a creek that leads to the area where "Dukes" (1979-85) and "Dr. Quinn" (1993-98) were shot.
"I'm defaulting toward an easier life," he said, referring to the upkeep of a large house. "I'd rather deal with a fairway in my backyard than a creek."
The family home, the site of annual Christmas parties and a home tour benefit for hospice care, has a large dining room with fireplace and a game room. The gated and fenced property includes detached offices, a guesthouse, an outdoor entertainment center with kitchen and fireplace, an infinity pool, a fenced pasture for horses and three- and two-car garages.
Besides adding the pool and pool house to the property, Schneider also soundproofed a recording booth in the office and set up a studio for editing. "I did my Home Depot voiceovers from there."
But his favorite parts of the house are the grand entry, the poured stone and concrete fireplace and the handmade bar next to it.
"The first thing I did when we got the house was put up the largest mirror you can buy," he said of the piece over the mantel. "That's where everyone would congregate around the piano."
Schneider, 50, commutes to Vancouver, Canada, for episodes of "Smallville" (2001-present). He is in preproduction on a film to be shot in Louisiana in the fall and recently sold a sitcom to Nick at Nite.
Public records show he purchased the house in 1999 for $1.25 million.
George Hutchison and Jeannette Hutchison of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village are the listing agents.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times