Jason Bateman, Amanda Anka buy Borgnine estate
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, have purchased the estate of Ernest Borgnine in the Beverly Crest area for $3 million.
The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home features a formal entry hall, a grand staircase, a paneled library, an office, a den, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool.
Bateman, 44, is known to generations of TV viewers for his roles in “Arrested Development” (2003-present) and the originally titled “Valerie” (1986-91). Anka, 44, has appeared in “Bones” (2008), “Notes from the Underbelly” (2007) and “Beverly Hills, 90210" (1996).
Borgnine, who died last year at 95, is remembered for his Oscar-winning performance in “Marty” (1955) and his work in the title role as commander of a madcap crew in the sitcom “McHale’s Navy” (1962-65). Until 2011 he was the voice of Mermaidman on “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
The estate came on the market in October for the first time in 60 years priced at $3.395 million.
Billy Rose, Paul Lester and Aileen Comora of the Agency in Beverly Hills were the listing agents. Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyers.
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