Actor John O’Hurley, ‘Seinfeld’s’ J. Peterman, sheds his Beverly Hills Post Office villa

Built in 1923, the gated villa comes with a two-bedroom guesthouse and saltwater swimming pool.
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John O’Hurley, the actor best known for his role as J. Peterman on the sitcom “Seinfeld,” just sold his Mediterranean-style villa in Beverly Hills Post Office for $4.5 million. He spent 17 years in the 90210 after paying $3.05 million for the property in 2004.

The sixth time was a charm for O’Hurley, who listed the place for sale in 2007, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020 and earlier this year at $5.5 million before finding a buyer.

The romantic retreat sits just east of Franklin Canyon Park on a third of an acre. In addition to the 98-year-old home, there’s a two-bedroom guesthouse, gated motor court and saltwater swimming pool surrounded by ficus trees.


Clay tile and wrought iron bring Mediterranean charm to the exterior, while the relatively subdued common spaces are marked by tan walls and tile floors. French doors flank an Italianate fireplace in the living room, and there’s a wet bar downstairs.

Juliet balconies hang off both sides of the three-story floor plan. Up top, the primary suite opens to a deck overlooking the verdant backyard.

Rising to fame for the role of Elaine’s eccentric boss J. Peterman in “Seinfeld,” O’Hurley also starred in the soap opera “Santa Barbara” and the drama series “Valley of the Dolls.” More recently, the 66-year-old hosted “Family Feud” from 2006 to 2010.

Mike Deasy and Sara Clephane of DeasyPennerPodley held the listing. Audrey Leoncio of Amalfi Estates represented the buyer.