Kunal Nayyar spends big for Nic Cage’s old Hancock Park home

Kunal Nayyar, known for his role as Dr. Raj Koothrappali on "The Big Bang Theory," has bought a Hancock Park home once owned by actor Nicolas Cage for $7.5 million.
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Kunal Nayyar of “The Big Bang Theory” has bought a home in the historic Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles for $7.5 million, according to sources not authorized to comment publicly on the deal. The seller was music attorney Aaron Rosenberg, whose clients include Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber.

The stunning brick Tudor, built in 1924, is one of a number of properties once owned by Nicolas Cage. Like many of the actor’s former holdings, it’s one he ultimately lost to foreclosure in the early 2010s.

Set behind gates on about an acre, the two-story house has been updated but retains such character details as delicate wainscoting and leaded glass windows with diamond grilles. The roughly 7,100-square-foot main house has a two-story entry, a paneled dining room, an updated kitchen and a library. French doors off the living room lead to a covered patio with a bar.


The master suite expands to include two closets, two fireplaces, a steam shower and a skylight-topped sunken tub. In all, there are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Outside, lawns and mature trees surround a fenced swimming pool with spa. A guesthouse, a gym and a separate studio lie elsewhere on the grounds.

The property hit the market in June for about $9 million but was more recently listed for about $8 million, records show.

Aaron Kirman and Dalton Gomez, the listing agents with Compass, could not be reached for comment. Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the buyer, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Nayyar, 38, became one of the world’s highest-paid television actors during his 12-season run as astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali on “The Big Bang Theory.” The Indian American actor has also lent his voice to the show “Fantasy Hospital” as well as the animated film “Trolls” (2016).