Listen Up, Pal: For Her, Beverly Hills Is History

Times Staff Writer

Roseanne, who hosts a syndicated TV talk show that started airing after her sitcom “Roseanne” ended its nine-year run in 1997, has listed her Beverly Hills-area home at slightly more than $8.9 million.

The TV host-actor-comedian, 47, and her family have lived in the home, in a guard-gated community overlooking Beverly Hills, since May 1998.

The Emmy-winning sitcom star’s talk show started broadcasting in 1998. She also appeared in the recent documentary “Get Bruce!”


Roseanne’s home has nine bedrooms and 10 baths in about 11,000 square feet. The two-acre estate also has a two-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath guest house; a pool, spa, tennis court and rose garden.

Built in 1987, the home originally was owned by a British lord who paid more than $7 million for the house and spent an additional $3 million in remodeling and additions.

Barbara Robinson of DBL Beverly Hills has the listing.


Radio talk-show host Phil Hendrie, whose nationally syndicated program airs at 7 p.m. on KFI-AM (640), and his wife, Maria Sanchez, have purchased a newly built house in Westlake Village for $1.4 million. They also listed their former home, on Westlake Island, at $770,000.

“We loved our home with its boat dock, but we needed more space,” Sanchez, a former KFI weekend host, said. “We have four children.”

The family’s former home was built in the mid-’70s in a guard-gated community built in the middle of Westlake Lake. The 3,200-square-foot home has four bedrooms plus the boat dock.

The family’s new home, on three acres, has a 6,000-square-foot main house plus a detached three-car garage with a studio.


Cathie Messina of Young Realtors in Westlake has the listing on the island home.


Writer-director Audrey Wells, who wrote the comedy movie “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” (1996), has purchased a Santa Monica home for close to its $1.6-million asking price.

This fall, Wells, who is in her mid-30s, was working on completing the screenplay for Disney’s “The Kid,” to star Bruce Willis. She made her directorial debut this year with the movie “Guinevere,” which she also wrote.

Jana Jones Duffy of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills south office represented Wells in purchasing the three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot home.

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