Chris Meloni buys Ozzie and Harriet Nelson’s old haunt

Christopher Meloni has bought the "Ozzie and Harriet" house for $5.25 million.
Christopher Meloni has bought the “Ozzie and Harriet” house for $5.25 million.
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“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” Nelson house in Hollywood Hills West has sold for $5.25 million to actor Chris Meloni, The Times has confirmed.

The East Coast-inspired home, built in 1916, doubled as a set for the family television show in the 1950s and ‘60s and as the Nelsons’ home. The recently remodeled two-story Traditional house sits on a half-acre.

The light and bright updated interiors retain the Old Hollywood charm of the house with hardwood floors, French doors and three fireplaces. A center hall, formal living and dining rooms, a media room, a den, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms lie within the 5,283 square feet of living space.


A herringbone-patterned brick deck creates the setting for the kidney-shaped swimming pool and pool house.

Meloni, 53, is in this year’s films “White Bird in a Blizzard” and “They Came Together” as well as the TV series “Surviving Jack.” He played cops on “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order.”

The property previously sold for $3.025 million, public records show. Real Estalker at Variety broke the news of Meloni’s purchase.

Eric Lowry and Clemens Mandell of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents. Nick Small of Rodeo Realty represented Meloni.

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