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‘Simpsons’ writer Tim Long sells Los Feliz Colonial for $4.3 million

The 1920s Colonial-style home opens to a grassy yard with a pool, spa and guesthouse.
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Comedy writer Tim Long, who’s best known for his work on “The Simpsons,” has inked a deal in Los Feliz, selling his 1920s Colonial-style home for $4.3 million. The buyers are new Fleetwood Mac member Neil Finn and his wife, Sharon, real estate records show.

The 98-year-old residence has seen plenty of action as of late, trading hands five times in the last 16 years. One of those owners was actress Katherine Heigl, who paid $2.55 million for the property in 2007 and sold it six years later for $2.622 million.

Gated and landscaped, the Hamptons-style spot had some work done over the years but still stays in touch with its historic charm. Original details across the 4,340-square-foot floor plan include columns, crown molding, paneled walls and French doors.

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White walls and hardwood floors cover most of the living spaces, but there are a few bright pops of color, including a bright red front door, a bold turquoise library and a dining room and wet bar with floral wallpaper.

Elsewhere are a sunny breakfast nook, chef’s kitchen, office and four bedrooms, including a master suite with a marble fireplace and downtown views.

Two spaces hang off the back of the home: a brick-paver balcony and a wood deck with a trellis-topped dining area. They both overlook an entertainer’s backyard with a pool, spa, lawn and renovated guesthouse with beamed ceilings and a designer bathroom.

A native of Canada, Long has written 30 episodes of “The Simpsons” and has produced hundreds more. His other credits include “Politically Incorrect,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and Spy magazine.

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Michael Maguire of Compass and Michael Maloney of Keller Williams Downtown L.A. held the listing. Carrie Eckert of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.


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