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Hot Property: Actress Debra Messing hoping for an off-Broadway hit

Hot Property: Actress Debra Messing hoping for an off-Broadway hit

Debra Messing, who stars on "Smash" as Broadway lyricist Julia Houston, has listed her showstopper in Bel-Air for $11.995 million.

The traditional-style house, designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built in 1937, features bay windows, updated interiors, a den, a bar, a gym, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 6,400 square feet. The more than half-acre gated property, sheltered by tall hedges, includes a swimming pool, a cabana and a brick driveway.

Homes by Williams, who was popular among celebrities and designed homes for entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, still attract big names. Messing bought...